Dryblower explores the parallel worlds of finance and commodity markets

SCIENCE fiction writers love the concept of a parallel earth somewhere in the solar system, though Dryblower reckons they don’t need to look deep into space to find another world, just consider the recent differences between the stock market and the real economy.

Dryblower explores the parallel worlds of finance and commodity markets Dryblower explores the parallel worlds of finance and commodity markets Dryblower explores the parallel worlds of finance and commodity markets Dryblower explores the parallel worlds of finance and commodity markets Dryblower explores the parallel worlds of finance and commodity markets

Thoughts along that line were expressed in this column last week when the first rumblings of a stock-market crash were heard, followed by a rollercoaster ride of rising and falling share prices which saw dramatic moves on markets around the world.

But, if the situation was as grim as it has been portrayed by some publications and websites, how come a lot of mining companies closed last week with share-price rises, not falls?

Isn’t that an interesting question to consider because there’s little doubt that a survey of public opinion would be more inclined support the negative view of the world, not the positive.

The problem for the gloomsters is in trying to explain the share price of Mineral Reso...