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The Only Metal Going Up Is Gold, For Now – 6/12/19

  Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Copper! It seems like everyone is wondering about what’s going on with the copper market and instead of talking about it more (we will).  First, we wanted to talk about some of the other factors that are really contributing. The entire world seems to be […]

Stock Market Went Up, So Did Scrap, Right? – 6/5/19

  Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices iScrappers! We hope that everyone is enjoying the nice weather and we hope that all that have been or are being affected by the Tornados or the flooding that you are making through as best as possible. With the metal prices being so volatile right […]

Unfortunate Drop For Scrap, Again – 5/29/19

  Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Scrap Nation!!! We hope everyone enjoyed a nice Memorial Day and was able to have a barbecue and maybe a couple of drinks. In the last week, we’ve seen the market decline another 1% but the price is continuing to fall. Unfortunately, with these market […]

Tariffs & Trades: Dropping Prices – 5/22/19

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices Jump To Ferrous Prices   Ugly. This is certainly getting ugly right now. These markets are becoming extremely volatile and with a lot of questions on what’s going to happen with the trade and tariffs negotiations, we have seen them prices declining. Not only has the aluminum and copper market been […]

It’s One Of Those Week’s Again… 5/15/19

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Good Day!  With Mother’s Day behind us we hope that many of you took care of the important women in your life and had a nice day. To say the least, these markets have been extremely tumultuous with the tariffs leading most headlines as well as […]

What To Expect In Trade Talks & Scrap Prices – 4/10/19

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices Jump To Ferrous Prices   Hey iScrappers!!! We heard that there’s a couple of weird snowstorms getting ready to hit parts of the Midwest and we feel bad for anyone that has to continue dealing with any of these weather problems. We hop you all stay safe and your scrap doesn’t […]

Copper Is Still Being Affected By Trade Talks – 4/3/19

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices   iScrappers! We hope that many of you have had a very profitable week and have been able to get more scrap in the last few weeks with the weather turning than you had in weeks prior. We always love to hear stories about how you’re […]

Steel Prices Are Up Again, Copper Isn’t Moving – 3/27/19

With the first quarter of 2019 wrapping up, we are happy to see how everything shook out the first three months of the year.  With no more tariff increases and additional conversations between the US and the Chinese continuing, we have been watching very closely to the world markets.  With the oil and gas prices […]

After High Prices, Copper Slips This Week – 2/13/19

Hey iScrappers!!! With a lot of the cold out of the picture and halfway through February, we have started to see more and more positive stories coming out of the market. We have seen many parts of the country getting hammered with snow and that certainly will slow things down while on the road looking […]

Scrappy Holidays or At Least We Thought… – 12/19/18

Merry Christmas iScrappers! With the holidays not even approaching, but here and upon us, we hope that you have enjoyed learning about the scrap markets as much as we have enjoyed talking about them. We know that learning about things is so valuable in the long term and we appreciate all of the feedback, thoughts, […]

Something Big Is About To Happen – 11/28/18

Turkey Scrappers!!!  We hope that you had an excellent and over-indulging Thanksgiving and were able to enjoy a day or more off with friends and family. With the shortened week with the holiday we saw abbreviated trading, but not much good news for metal prices overall.  With oil continuing to get hammered (it was down […]

China: Not Our Garbage Collector

Many people have asked us about many of the reasons that the Chinese markets are tightening up on the scrap markets and imports to the country. If that was an easy one sentence answer this would make for a boring post, but it is way more complex then just this blog will be- but let’s […]