Copper retraced a portion of its recent break higher over the previous two trading sessions. The COMEX futures price stands at $3.1405 (-0.41%) per pound as of Friday afternoon. Price action hit a 28-month high earlier this week following stronger than expected industrial production data out of China. Underlying market forces and Chinese economic strength amid the pandemic have bolstered the red metal’s gain to nearly 60% from the March lows.
The recent pullback echoes across the broader group of metals with Gold and Silver both losing ground alongside copper in recent days. As the 2020 U.S. election nears – now only 11 days out – markets appear to be relatively calm. While Biden commands a lead in the polls, the outcome, along with election day aftermath remains uncertain. However, stimulus talks are one issue that could move the ball in the coming days, although hopes for a deal are quickly fading as the election quickly approaches. Read more…..
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