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Are Copper Prices and China Set to Rally?

In marked contrast to gold, copper looks to be set up for a sizable rally here. On its 1-year chart we can see that after its significant drop, it is down on an important support level that is certainly capable of generating a rally, despite its still bearishly aligned moving averages. Chances of copper rallying soon are greatly magnified by its latest COTs, which show that Commercials are now heavily long.

Upcoming Labor Negotiations Might Boost Platinum, Copper Prices

The world’s #1 producing nations for platinum and copper are facing a common problem this week. And latest developments suggest this issue could be a potentially explosive one. The challenge is labor negotiations in the mining sector. Watch for the reaction of the unions to these offers, and for any signs of brewing unrest that could impact production in both of these critical countries.

Big Trouble Ahead For Copper Is Good For Silver Prices

What kind of surpluses will the world experience when the copper finance trades go south on top of slowing global industrial demand? Why is this good for silver? As global base metal supply, especially copper, starts to decline, it will drastically impact global silver mine supply. Around 55% of world silver mine supply comes from copper, zinc and lead production.

For Copper Prices - It's Been a Bad Few Years

Copper prices have been falling for five years. By last year the situation had deteriorated enough to prompt a slew mine cutbacks, totaling several hundred thousand tonnes & the market is now expected to fall into deficit in this year. Copper prices have fallen so far that little downside remains. Positioning in the best copper equities today will pay off down the road.

Copper Price Forecast 2016: Producers Under Pressure

With copper at $2, roughly 20 percent of the world’s production is not economic on a C1-cash-cost basis. Producers have been able to hang on thus far, but if low prices persist, there could be further production curtailments and mine shutdowns down the road. Hopefully that will be a catalyst that will help prices move higher.

Copper Prices Decline To Levels Below Cost of Production

There are various estimates for what the Marginal Cost of getting Copper out of the ground is before supply is taken offline completely. But it is reasonable to assume that Copper is currently being priced well below the long term Production Cost of Processing the Industrial Metal. The $2 Copper could well be setting up for an ample short covering rally before 2015 ends.

Copper Hits Fresh Lows Not Seen Since March 2009

China is facing an unprecedented drop in refined copper imports as a slowing economy erodes demand. Concerns metals demand is ebbing deepened as Codelco, the biggest copper producer, cut its surcharge for sales to China by 26 percent next year. The reduction highlighted waning consumption in the Asian country.

Guess Which Metal’s Rallying Right Now…It's COPPER

Digging through the commodity market wreckage has been a grisly task these days. Busted charts everywhere, a wasteland of multi-year lows and broken trades. But after a six-year drubbing, copper is rising from the dead. That’s right – Dr. Copper’s springing back to life. And the best part? No one’s paying attention yet.

Copper Breaches $5000, Breaks Below 15-Year Trendline

The plunge in copper means almost one in five mines globally is losing money. Some mines will have to cut supply or close if prices stay so low. While disruptions in mining have reduced supply, it’s not been enough to support prices. Copper producers are likely to miss production targets by up to one million tons this year. This should provide a cushion for copper prices.

Are Junk Bonds And Copper Are Telling Us Exactly Where Stocks Are Heading Next?

In case you haven’t figured it out by now, the global financial system is in real trouble. Yields on the riskiest junk bonds are absolutely soaring and the price of copper just hit a fresh six year low. If you understand history, and you are aware of the patterns that immediately preceded previous stock market crashes, then you know how how huge both of those signs are.

Gold, Silver, Copper – All Firmly In The Bear Market Grip

Had China’s pursuit of commodity hoarding led to excessive demand for copper, gold & other commodities which, once hoarded, were no longer as sought after? Or the hoarding of commodities by banks that bought domestic warehouses & pushed prices up by withholding release of the commodities? Whatever the reasons, the bear market patterns continue to suggest lower levels ahead.

Copper Crashes, In Danger Of Breaching 15-Year Support Level

Will the PBOC step in to also rescue copper, or will the last remaining indicator of global economic health (or lack thereof) be left to fend for itself and be the latest confirmation that excluding central bank support of all stocks around the globe, the world is now gripped by an unprecedented economic depression.

$8 Trillion Alternative Energy Boom Is a Win for Copper

Global copper consumption is poised to increase not just because electricity demand is growing. New energy technologies require more copper than traditional sources. Each megawatt of wind power capacity uses 3.6 tonnes of copper. The most significant growth is in production of electric cars, which use 2 to 3 times more copper than internal combustion engines.

Grab 20% In Two Months Or Less, As Dr. Copper Gets Well Again

For copper the elevator down accelerated after the metal lost the $3 mark. Sagging demand in China & Europe was the final nail. But this is where your opportunity comes into play today. Something’s different this time. Copper bears are capitulating. A stealth rally is in the works. And it could net you 20% gains in no time.

Controlling Copper and Silver Prices

About China and silver – China is the world’s largest industrial user, almost certainly the world’s largest refiner, and the government owns all the refineries. China imports large quantities of doré 1 and also base metal ores containing silver. So how she goes about this business is highly relevant to the silver price.

How to Make a Quick 20% as Copper Rises from the Dead

Copper dropped below $2.50 in late January on heavy trading volume. Plunges like these come lightning-fast. But buyers quickly stepped in. We’re seeing the beginning stages of a potentially powerful comeback copper rally. You could easily net double-digit gains in a matter of weeks if this former loser starts cranking up the heat.

On The Coming Collapse Of Copper

Metals and mining commodities – including the base and bulk commodities, steel and cement – are highly exposed to a slowdown in the Chinese property, with over 40% of Chinese demand for cement and copper in particular consumed in the construction sector.

Copper, Nickel and Zinc Won't Be Cheap for Long

A big driver for nickel is the steel market, and this has been relatively bearish. Nickel ore stockpiles in China and elsewhere are still high, but are now being drawn down toward potentially critical levels. There is a bullish argument that we could see the nickel market slip into deficit by as early as mid-2015.

The World Has Less Than 5 Days Worth Of Copper Inventories

Global copper inventories fell from 477,014 mt in Mar, to 355,075 mt in Apr. Why would global copper inventories be falling if production is increasing, demand falling & China with a supposed GLUT of copper inventories to work through? Why did Chinese copper imports increase 18.7% Jan-Jul? Does that make any sense whatsoever?

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