Tracking the World’s
"Shadow" Metal Inventory

Measurements and indices of production and storage for refined metals including steel, aluminum, copper, zinc, and other commodities.

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Satellite Data Collection and Intelligence

Custom monitoring and analysis over one or multiple locations using the world’s leading satellite, aerial, and drone platforms. Accurate data extraction and analytics development through our highly extensible human/machine workflow.

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MetalSignals aggregates the production and storage data for each location to generate machine-learning based signals that are predictive of exchange metal price and inventory direction 1, 2, and 3 months out, as well as price direction for hundreds of metals-related equites, indices, currencies/FX, and interest rates.

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We're seeing a nearly 200% increase in the amount of inventory stored outside at the @Alcoa #aluminum smelter in Warrick, IN to start 2019.

Signs of increased production or an inventory build-up?

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Chilean copper miner Antofagasta pushes head with Los Pelambres expansion:

"Given the company’s technological proclivities, we wouldn’t be surprised if it someday explores some more edgier investments or acquisitions, such as in a startup like RS Metrics that uses satellites to forecast metals and other commodity prices."

More volatility at @VedantaLimited as it's @skorpionzinc smelter is shutting down for 5 weeks due to a mine strike. This continues a sharp drop off in production that @RSMetrics has measured since Oct 2018.
$VEDL #metals #zinc
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Vedanta to shut Namibian zinc refinery for five weeks