Concerned about the global economy? Don’t be, says Dr. Copper. Despite the recent slowdown in the U.S. economy and equity markets becoming a little wobbly, copper prices have been surging higher over the past three months following a lengthy 6-month consolidation.
China's economy grew faster than expected in the first quarter as higher government infrastructure spending and a gravity-defying property boom helped boost industrial output by the most in over two years.
Near the extinct volcano known as Monte Pissis, high in the Andes on the Chile-Argentina border, the air is thin and animal life scarce. It’s also a prime location for lithium, the silvery-white metal used in the production of lithium-ion batteries.
Stock markets were explosively volatile this week, with most areas sprinting into record levels as the mixture of stabilizing oil prices and improving economic data across the globe boosted risk appetite.