Tag: Copper Investing

What Happened?

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
What Happened?

Editor’s Note: After today, our office will be closed the rest of the week for summer break. You will receive your next article on Monday, June 9th. Now that May is in the record books, it’s the perfect time to recap the best and worst performing commodities for the past month. But first, let’s discover […]

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Copper Bears Roar!

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Copper Bears Roar!

Copper took a big hit on Friday.  The industrial metal fell a hefty 4.2% on news of a small Chinese solar company failing to pay interest on its bonds.   Friday’s drop puts copper at $3.08 a pound, a stone’s throw away from the 52-week low set in August 2013. Take a look…   Given the […]

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These Assets Went Up How Much!?

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
These Assets Went Up How Much!?

February is coming to a close, and that means it’s the perfect time to recap the biggest commodity gainers and decliners over the past month. First, let’s start with some of the biggest gainers… Coffee As loyal readers know, I’ve talked a lot about this commodity lately.  Brazilian drought fears have investors pushing coffee into […]

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Copper Bounce – More To Come?

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Copper Bounce – More To Come?

Ask anyone who watches the copper market religiously and they’ll likely tell you the same thing… The past four months of trading has been akin to watching paint dry. The red metal has been stuck in a downright boring trading channel between $3.15 and $3.35 a pound since mid-August. Take a look… As you can […]

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Copper Is Ready To Explode!

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Copper Is Ready To Explode!

Copper bulls take note.   Recent Chinese economic data supports the idea that the red metal is underpriced.  Let me explain… As you may have heard, China’s September service purchasing manager’s index (PMI) recently came in at 55.4.  That’s a very bullish report since a reading of 50 or higher represents an overall increase in Chinese […]

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Commodities: Q3 Performance Improves Drastically…

| October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Commodities: Q3 Performance Improves Drastically…

On Friday, we discussed the worst performing commodities for the third quarter of 2013. In case you missed it, corn, soybeans, lean hogs, coffee, and natural gas slid lower over the past three months. Now let’s look at the top performing major commodities since July. Here we go… Cocoa – up 20%:  This African produced […]

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Two Charts You Have To See!

| September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Two Charts You Have To See!

Investors received some great news out of China this past weekend.   The country’s August merchandise trade surplus grew to $28.5 billion, up from the previous month’s $17.8 billion reading.  What’s more, Chinese exports grew to 7.2% year-over-year.  That’s much higher than analysts’ consensus estimate of 5.1%. What’s it mean? Quiet simply, the Chinese economy may […]

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Commodity Trading: Bernanke Yanks The Rug From Underneath The Markets

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Commodity Trading: Bernanke Yanks The Rug From Underneath The Markets

What a mess… Yesterday was a train wreck for commodities.  Trading screens were filled with red as investors reacted to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s Wednesday press conference.  Of course, not only were commodities sent sharply lower on Thursday, but equities followed suit with huge losses of their own.  The Dow sank 2.4%, while the S&P […]

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Industrial Metals: Is Copper Ready For A Comeback?

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Industrial Metals: Is Copper Ready For A Comeback?

No doubt about it, industrial metals have been poor performers in the first few months of 2013.  Aluminum, zinc, copper- they’re all taking it on the chin. In fact, one look at a copper chart and you may come to the conclusion that the global economy is in big trouble…   As you can see, […]

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