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As we know, the U.S.-China trade war is creating high tensions – especially in the market.
And commodities, especially, have taken a serious hit…
But there's one commodity in particular that's taken a real beating – and you use it every single day…
It's not gold.
It's not silver.
It's not oil.
And it's the only way to profit amidst the trade war…
The Commotion in Commodities Is Where Your Next Profit Lies
The United States has officially slapped 10% tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. And China didn't wait long to follow suit by placing 5% to 10% tariffs on $60 billion worth of American goods. Not surprisingly, tensions are high, and most expect them to continue to escalate.
Now, this means a few things for both countries' economies – including higher prices for consumers, certainly. It also could impact demand for raw materials used to manufacture products, which in turn will impact producers in both countries.
And thanks to this constant gunfight, volatility in the commodities market has been rampant, driving prices down in many areas – including soybeans, pork, cotton, and metals.
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But the opportunity lies in a part of the market that has been ignored for years…
So why copper?
Here's the deal: Copper is an industrial metal used in the manufacturing of many products, including electrical generators, motors, electrical wiring, radios, and TVs. So, it goes without saying that it's a vital component for products in high demand.
Now, the price of copper, along with other metals like silver and gold, took a hit in June as the trade war was heating up. And while many investors took this as a sign to run the other way, that was the exact opposite of what they should've been doing.
Despite the small hit in June, the copper price has been on a steady rise since it bottomed in January 2016. But it hasn't been driven by demand, instead by the lack of supply…
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