Nickel Prices: 9 Things to Know as Demand for the Silvery-White Metal Surges

Rising nickel prices are a hot subject among traders today and we’re diving into why interest in the precious metal is increasing.

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Let’s get right into the nickel prices rising news below!

  • The first thing that investors need to know is that prices for nickel are rising alongside increasing demand for the metal.
  • Part of that has to do with the rise of electric vehicles (EV), which require nickel for their production.
  • In fact, we just saw Talon Metals (OTCMKTS:TLOFF) sign a deal with Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) to supply it with nickel concentrate.
  • Another factor affecting nickel prices is the diminishing reserve of the metal.
  • On-warrant nickel stocks on the market hit 48,846 tons.
  • That’s the lowest inventories have been since December 2019.
  • As a result, prices are increasing on the London Metal Exchange.
  • This has nickel reaching a price of $21,430 per ton.
  • That’s the highest the price of the metal has been since May 2014.

Jinrui Futures analysts said the following about nickel prices in a statement obtained by

‘Nickel prices are expected to remain strong in the short-term amid low inventories and destocking expectations, but increasing capacity from Indonesia will curb further increase in the medium- to long-term.”

Here’s how some nickel stocks are reacting to today’s prices.

  • PolyMet Mining (NYSE:PLM) stock is up 3.5% as of Tuesday afternoon.
  • Haynes International (NASDAQ:HAYN) shares are slipping 3.4% as of this writing.
  • Mechel PAO (NYSE:MTL) stock is rising 2.1% this afternoon.

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