'Doctor Copper' Looking Sickly

We need to take a quick look at copper, even if we're not interested in playing the miners game right now -- which we're not. "Doctor Copper" has been unusually weak, and the commodity has given us no indication of the health of the global economy, as it should have been doing. We need to try to understand why.

For most of my trading life, in attempting to gauge how the economy is doing, I've relied to a certain degree on the relative value of copper. As an industrial metal, copper had been invaluable when it came to understanding the nature of the housing market and the industrial pipe and pumps that make our society go. With a good handle on the direction and strength of copper, you could get real insight into the stocks that were poised to do well....340 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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