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Is the copper crash an opportunity or a crisis?

Posted on 13 March 2014

Copper has been getting a lot of attention as of late. A severe breakdown took place just over the last few days, and media outlet after media outlet is putting a spotlight on the metal. Because copper is so pervasive in industrial production and infrastructure building, the argument goes that its price movement can be indicative of future global growth expectations, particularly in China, which is, at the margin, the largest consumer of all.
In the case of China, copper (and other commodities) have often been used as collateral for lenders, which makes the potential for “margin calls” on the ground high when prices crater and the value of that collateral drops………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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