Copper’s Technical Adventure

September 26, 2016

Copper has rallied from $2.08 to $2.20 over recent sessions. In my latest work for Seeking Alpha, I follow up on a trade recommendation I made on September 12 with new information on both profit and protection targets for a long position in copper, JJC or SCCO.

Article: Copper’s Technical Adventure

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Two Base Metals That Have Fundamentals Behind Them

September 26, 2016

All nonferrous metals traded on the LME are higher in 2016 but two have exploded due to supply-side fundamentals. In my latest article for Seeking Alpha, I examine all of the base metals with particular attention to the prospects for tin and zinc which are up over 30% and 40% respectively so far this year.

Article: Two Base Metals That Have Fundamentals Behind Them

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Three Reasons For A Low-Risk High-Reward Copper Trade

September 12, 2016

Copper has been building a base at thew $2.08 per pound level since late August. In my latest piece for Seeking Alpha, I outline the three reasons for a correction to the upside in the red metal and suggest three potential vehicles to use to enter into a low risk and higher reward position.

Article: Three Reasons For A Low-Risk High-Reward Copper Trade

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Doctor Copper Looks Sick

August 8, 2016

Markets have been highly volatile in 2016 and the continuation of accommodative central bank policies, whipsaw action in currencies and uncertainty have led many commodity prices to rally from multiyear lows. In my latest article for Seeking Alpha I look at copper which has been a laggard when it comes to precious, ferrous and even other nonferrous metals and explain why this red metal is caught in a funk.

Article: Doctor Copper Looks Sick

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Base Metals- Second Quarter 2016 Review and Outlook for Q3

July 5, 2016

Base metals posted gains across the board in Q2 but copper was the laggard in the sector. In my quarterly report on the ferrous and nonferrous metals for Seeking Alpha I explain why this sector depends on economic activity in China and why copper is trailing the pack of base metals that trade on the London Metals Exchange.

Article: Base Metals- Second Quarter 2016 Review and Outlook for Q3

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General Tso’s Copper Marches to the Beat of a Different Drummer

June 13, 2016

In the midst of a weaker dollar, low interest rates and rising commodity prices, the price of copper has been very weak. In my latest work for Seeking Alpha, I explain the reasons for a fragile copper prices and suggest some ways to profit from a developing divergence with other metals and copper equities as the red metal approaches a critical support level.

Article: General Tso’s Copper Marches to the Beat of a Different Drummer

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Copper Tests Key Support

April 11, 2016

Copper broke above a wall of resistance back in early March but the price of the red metal has fallen back to support over recent sessions and now threatens to break lower as the $2.14 per pound level is being tested. In my latest piece for Seeking Alpha, I examine the fundamental and technical state of the copper market and offer some opinions as to the best trading strategy for the red metal over the weeks and months ahead.

Article: Copper Tests Key Support

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Base Metals First Quarter 2016 Review and Outlook for Q2

April 4, 2016

Results in base metals were mixed in Q1 but the the composite of copper, aluminum, nickel, lead and tin prices moved higher than the December 31, 2015 close. In my latest piece for Seeking Alpha I go over the report card for non-ferrous metals and explain why the sector is caught between the economic slowdown in China and a continuation of low interest rates around the globe.

Article: Base Metals First Quarter 2016 Review and Outlook for Q2

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Signals From The Industrial Sector

March 16, 2016

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The prices of gold, oil, copper, lumber, iron ore and the Baltic Dry Index have bounced sharply from lows. In my latest piece for Seeking Alpha I examine the cyclical nature of commodity markets and explain why all of these moves taken together could portend an important change in the bear market for raw materials and why inflation could be the ultimate price for low interest rates and quantitative easing policies.

Article: Signals From The Industrial Sector

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Commodities: Oil, Copper and Lumber – A Three Legged Stool That Provides Clues

March 14, 2016

Recently, we have seen impressive gains and technical moves in crude oil, copper and lumber futures markets. In my latest piece for QT AG Online, I look at these markets and analyze what strength in these market could be telling us about the state of the global economy.

Article:Commodities: Oil, Copper and Lumber – A Three Legged Stool That Provides Clues

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