Uranium Stocks Suffer...Again

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Spot uranium prices came under substantial pressure on Tuesday, as reported by Tullet Prebon, an inter-dealer broker that operates across 18 countries. At the same time, widely followed uranium specialists Ux Consulting published a weaker spot uranium price of $78/lb, down by $8 from last week.

Spot uranium prices came under substantial pressure on Tuesday, as reported by Tullet Prebon, an inter-dealer broker that operates across 18 countries. At the same time, widely followed uranium specialists Ux Consulting published a weaker spot uranium price of $78/lb, down by $8 from last week.

According to trade reports, physical offers have been put up for February and March 2008 in all three holding areas - the US, Europe and Canada - with prices below $80/lb in two of the areas. According to market players, one of the sellers has entered the market with "hundreds of tons" of material (each 100 tons equates to more than 220,000 pounds of uranium oxide).

It is said that there are no speculative funds or hedge funds on the Tullet Prebon screen at this time. According to one dealer, "it looks like the spot price may test the $75/lb level again before potentially rebounding toward the end of this quarter".

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