Industrial Metals

Copper/Gold ratio: Are we Close to Recession?

Copper/Gold ratio: Are we Close to Recession? 1200 675 AltReturns

La versione italiana dell’articolo si trova dopo il testo in inglese. English Version: Copper is an industrial metal whose price rises when global economy is growing. During economic cycle expansion, firms drive copper price up by increasing their demand. On the other hand, gold industrial applications are less common and its price fluctuations are principally…

Hard Commodities 2018: Who’s the Top Performer?

Hard Commodities 2018: Who’s the Top Performer? 1200 1200 AltReturns

La versione italiana è disponibile al termine di quella in inglese. ENGLISH VERSION 2018 has been a difficult year for the most important commodities. As of today (5th December 2018), the best performing one is natural gas, +54,6% YTD, that reached new highs thanks to an extraordinary cold winter in North America. For this reason,…

Copper/Gold ratio: a useful Business Cycle indicator

Copper/Gold ratio: a useful Business Cycle indicator 1200 800 AltReturns

La versione italiana dell’articolo si trova dopo il testo in inglese. English Version: Copper is an industrial metal whose price rises when global economy is growing. During economic cycle expansion, firms drive copper price up by increasing their demand. On the other hand, gold industrial applications are less common and its price fluctuations are principally…

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Metals Poisoned by Turkey Contagion as Copper Nears Bear Market

Metals Poisoned by Turkey Contagion as Copper Nears Bear Market 1200 800 AltReturns

This article on metals price drop has been written by Mark Burton and published on Bloomberg on the 15th of August 2018. From Turkey’s financial crisis to China’s trade war, the emerging-market contagion is infecting metal markets. Base metal markets tumbled on Wednesday, with most contracts falling more than 2 percent in London. Copper sank below…

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