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Why this base metal is weathering the rout

Posted on 28 March 2014

Amid a brutal rout in base metals this year, one commodity is standing out from the crowd and has even further to run this year, analysts told CNBC. Prices of nickel, a metal used in the production of stainless steel, have been soaring in recent months, up roughly 17 percent year to date and trading at $16,300 per metric ton on Thursday.
Its peers however, including copper, iron ore, aluminum and zinc, have been tanking alongside. Copper, for example, has lost around 12 percent year to date, as worries over the use of copper in Chinese trade financing deals panicked investors………………………………Full Article: Source


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