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China’s Money Supply Could Indicate Additional Room for Gold Demand

The dollar has historically appreciated before the first hike and typically has depreciated afterwards & may not strengthen further. China’s money supply far exceeds that of other developed nations. Bloomberg Intelligence noted this presumed spending power seems to indicate that China still has plenty of room for additional gold demand.

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.

Major Shift In Asian Commodity Demand Already Underway

The story of commodities in the new millennium so far has largely been driven by China. However, as China’s growth has declined slowly but steadily, commodity demand has also waned, with enormous ramifications for commodity producers. A source of hope now for commodity investors is India, that’s growing faster than China.

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