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Copper Price History: A 2,000-Year Overview

“Take that copper!” ~ James Cagney, Angels With Dirty Faces, Dir. Michael Curtiz; Warner Bros, 1938 Right off the bat, copper is a very different metal. Like gold, it’s easy to work with for relatively simple tools and technologies, but … Continue reading

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Copper’s warning, gold’s scolding

It is often said that the price behavior of copper can be an early tell on what the market’s next move will be. The reasoning is relatively simply (perhaps too much so). Because copper is used in nearly all aspects … Continue reading

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Dr. Copper is Waving a Red Flag

On the surface, there are confusing signals by major commodities in 2014 as some have gone sharply up while others have done the opposite. The source for the disagreement is clearly rising geopolitical tensions that mask major commodity users’ economic … Continue reading

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Copper Riots of 1662

Money has always been fiat whenever government gets involved. Aside from the debasements of England under Henry VIII and the Great Monetary Crisis of the 3rd century in Rome or the Great Monetary Crisis of 1092 in Byzantium, we even … Continue reading

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Copper Use to Increase in Clean-Energy Push, Group Says

Copper will play an “integral role” in the push for cleaner energy after President Barack Obama announced a plan to limit carbon emissions, a policy group in Washington said. The metal is a key component in renewable energy because of … Continue reading

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Copper: The New Silver

When one discusses the value of coins, or rounds, or bars the first suspect that always seems to get mentioned is the king of metals: gold. Regardless of what form it takes, gold is generally recognized around the world as … Continue reading

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Copper: The Prince of Precious Metals

Historically speaking gold is considered the King of precious metals for reasons that need little explanation. If gold is King, then Silver would be considered the Queen, yet little is known of the Prince of monetary exchange – Copper. Although … Continue reading

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Copper: Part I The New Currency.

I don’t know if you have noticed what I have, but lately it appears that people are using Copper as a poor mans currency. I started to notice during the crash of 2008, that copper was being sold in a … Continue reading

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