American MetalMarket

Magazine Issue: November/December 2012


Cover Story


Scrap futures debut, but initial reviews are mixed
Although excitement greeted the start of the first scrap futures contracts, some mills, yards and even exchanges ask whether the market is ready for such sophisticated risk management tools.

Market Spotlight

Columns

FULL OF SCRAP

PARTING SHOTS

From the Editor

AMM COMMENT

  • A wild year for scrap prices

    What a difference a year makes. At AMM’s fifth annual Steel Scrap Conference in Chicago in November last year, much of the talk was about the remarkable run of stability the market had seen during 2011 up until then.

Features

THE MONTH IN METALS

ALTERNATIVE THINKING

ISRI'S TAKE

  • Ferrous scrap’s wild ride poised to continue

    Volatility is the ruler of the day as global economic uncertainty and fluctuations in both supply and demand continue to buck last year’s expectations of a smooth market recovery.  And no aspect of the market has roven immune to the instability.

RAW TRUTHS

  • SAI offers metal companies tools for effeciency

    Systems Alternatives International makes an impact on recyclers’ bottom lines with software and information technology systems that allow users to automate each aspect of their operations.

CENTER PIECE

END-USER SPOTLIGHT

SPECIAL SECTION: ENERGY

SPECIAL SECTION: ENERGY

  • Metals sector seeks cleaner, cheaper electrical supply

    In a world where US environmental standards are increasingly strict and international competitors have access to subsidized electricity, industry insiders weigh in on the best options for ensuring access to clean, affordable and sustainable power.

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