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Following copper news is the key to trading fundamentally. Below you can find links to articles in the news that discuss market fundamentals that could potentially affect the price of copper on the NYMEX commodities exchange. Before you invest in the copper futures market you should do your own research.

1. Bloomberg “Copper Heads for 2nd Weekly Drop as China’s Imports Fall” August 8, 2014

Copper headed for a second weekly decline after imports by China, the biggest user of the metal, fell to the lowest since April 2013.

2. Bloomberg “Copper Has Longest Rally in Six Months on U.S. Economy” June 20, 2014

Copper prices posted the longest rally in six months on signs of economic gains in the U.S., the world’s second-biggest metal user. Zinc rose to a 16-month high. 

3. "Copper Climbs as Chinese Manufacturing Adds to Growth Signals" December 31, 2012
Copper rose in London, closing in on an annual climb, after the strongest gain in 19 months in Chinese manufacturing added to signs of improving growth in the world’s largest consumer of the metal.
4. "Copper Sags as U.S. Industrial Output, Fiscal Cliff Dim Outlook" November 16, 2012
Copper fell for the second time in three days as U.S. industrial production unexpectedly contracted and on concern that lawmakers may be unable to avoid a so-called fiscal cliff of spending cuts and tax increases.
5. "Copper Falls Most in Seven Weeks on China, Japan Reports" September 20, 2012
Copper futures for December delivery dropped 1.4 percent to settle at $3.759 a pound at 1:15 p.m. on the Comex in New York, the biggest decline for a most-active contract since Aug. 2. The metal jumped 11 percent in the two weeks ended Sept. 14 as central banks expanded economic stimulus. 
6. “Copper Advances On China Policy Speculation: Lme Preview” July 11, 2012 

Copper rose in London on speculation the government in China, the biggest consumer of the metal, will boost investments to bolster the economy.

7. “Copper Gains on U.S. Homes Sales: Commodities at Close” April 24, 2012

Copper rose for the second time in three sessions as reports showed the housing market is mending in the U.S., the world’s top metals consumer after China.

8. "Copper Futures Surge Most in Two Months: Commodities at Close" February 3, 2012
Copper surged the most in two months after U.S. payrolls rose more than forecast and the jobless rate unexpectedly dropped to a three-year low, bolstering prospects for the economy and metal demand. 
9. "Copper Futures Rise to 10-Week High: Commodities at Close" January 12, 2012
Copper for March delivery rose 2.9 percent to settle at $3.649 a pound at 1:25 p.m. on the Comex in New York, the biggest gain for a most-active contract since Nov. 30. Earlier, the metal reached $3.671, the highest since Oct. 31. 

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