Last year at this time, E&MJ was talking about how great the copper market looked. A perfect storm was in the making, one where stocks were low and falling, prices were rising, which is good for miners, but not necessarily the consumer, and rosy forecasts offered several reasons to be optimistic. Then, the trade rhetoric between China and the U.S. put copper and most of the other mined commodities in a holding pattern. This now seems to be a reoccurring theme for May.
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