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What Does Dr. Copper Say?

The copper market is often viewed as a barometer of overall economic activity. This makes complete sense, given its widespread industrial use. Copper has not performed well this year, however, and is poised to see its first annual decline since 2015. After rising by some 32 percent last year, prices have already declined by roughly 17 percent year-to-date. Of note, copper actually was higher over the first six months of the year before dropping by a whopping 20 percent in a period of just two... Continue Reading

Time to Take What You Can and Run?

Stocks are sharply lower in early trade on Wednesday, as concerns over Turkey and possible contagion risks continue to fuel risk aversion. Investors also remain concerned about the ongoing war over trade and the potential for further escalation. Recent stock market volatility and selling could very well be just the beginning-there could be significant more downside to come. Numerous warning signs are being seen, from current action in emerging markets to the copper market. Copper is often considered a barometer of overall economic activity, and... Continue Reading

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