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Are There Any Bullish Triggers for Copper Prices?

Mark O'Hara
Are There Any Bullish Triggers for Copper Prices?

So far, copper prices have been subdued in 2018. Copper has seen a sharp rally since 1Q16. Copper has been struggling to hold the $7,000 per metric ton price level this year. Ample supplies, highlighted by low treatment and refining charges and rising inventories, have been bearish drivers for copper prices. Trade friction between the US and China hasn’t helped copper’s cause either. Copper miners including Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) and Antofagasta (ANTO) have also followed copper lower. ...