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METALS-LME copper gains as U.S. dollar's rise slows

2018-01-09 reuters
SYDNEY, Jan 9 (Reuters) - London copper inched up in early trade on Tuesday as an advancing U.S. dollar lost steam, while Shanghai copper recovered from a drop in the previous session to trade marginally higher.

As China restricts scrap, metal companies look to process copper abroad

2018-01-08 reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - As China tightens restrictions on imports of foreign waste, Chinese metal recyclers and even smelters like Jiangxi Copper Co are increasingly looking to use Southeast Asian countries as an alternative location for the processing of copper scrap.

8 New ETFs of 2017 to Explode in 2018

2018-01-04 zacks
Over 270 ETFs were launched in 2017 and many are in the pipeline waiting for approval. But investors must be knowing that not all get to see the same success after months of trading. Some die an early death while some keep getting fuller with assets over time. Below we highlight a few new ETFs that may see smooth trading in 2018 and make a killing (read: 7 Successful New ETFs of 2017). (369-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Cambria Value and Momentum, PowerShares S&P 500 Value With Momentum, Schwab 1000 Index, IQ Chaikin U.S. Large Cap and CurrencyShares Euro

2018-01-03 zacks
Chicago, IL – Jan 03, 2018 – announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Cambria Value and Momentum ETF (VAMO - Free Report) , PowerShares S&P 500 Value With Momentum (SPVM - Free Report) , Schwab 1000 Index ETF (SCHK - Free Report) , IQ Chaikin U. (352-0)

8 ETF Predictions for 2018

2018-01-02 zacks
After a great 2017 (for stocks), investors will now be mulling over what’s in store for this year. Chances are high that optimism will be quelled a bit. Trump bump is largely baked in now and the Fed is less likely to cause much upheaval this year. The global economy including the United States has picked up momentum. (7-0)

Chinese Capacity Cuts Help Push Copper To Highest Point In Nearly 4 Years

2018-01-02 agmetalminer
Copper rose to its highest point in nearly four years last week following further curbs on domestic production in China, closing at new year-to-date high for 2017. LME and Comex copper continued its longest bull run in more than a year, after closing at its highest level since January 2014 on December 22.

UPDATE 1-China's copper smelters cut treatment, refining charges for Q1 2018

2017-12-29 reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s copper smelters on Friday lowered the floor for their treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) in the first quarter of 2018 by 8.4 percent, signaling tighter supply of copper concentrate in the first three months of the New Year. (8-0)

Copper’s Rally Is Longest in a Generation - Bloomberg

2017-12-28 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (89-0)

Copper ETFs in Focus on Rising Demand

2017-12-28 zacks
Copper prices rallied to a near four-year high on Dec 27, 2017, driven by strong demand from the world’s largest consumer and robust global economic growth. (8-0)

Market report: Copper hits four-year high as miners lift FTSE 100 to record close

Copper prices extended their longest winning streak to a 10th day to send London’s mega miners to the top of the FTSE 100 for a second straight day. (47-0)

Hong Kong and mainland stocks advance as property developers and liquor distillers lead rally

2017-12-28 scmp
Country Garden leads Hong Kong-listed developers on strong sales while Kweichow Moutai surges after raising prices of its fiery liquor.

Chopping Wood In Thin Markets

2017-12-27 seekingalpha
Copper has rallied for 15 consecutive sessions; seems mostly like a demand story, but Chinese supply constraints too.

Market report: Climbing commodity prices drive FTSE 100 and 250 to record highs

The FTSE 100 and 250 hit fresh all-time records on a subdued return to trading as supply squeezes boosted copper and oil prices to multi-year highs. (68-0)

Gold looks to expand win streak, copper maintains its march to multiyear highs - MarketWatch

2017-12-27 marketwatch
Gold futures managed a slim advance Wednesday but were headed for what would be their best finish in roughly a month, accumulating a fifth-straight day of gains while metals and other commodities attracted global investor interest as 2018 dawns.

Copper, boosted by Chinese imports, hits 3.5-year high

2017-12-27 cnbc
Copper prices leapt to three-and-a-half-year peaks on Wednesday after a jump in China's imports of the metal in November boosted expectations of stronger demand from the top consumer.