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Big Move Ahead for Copper

Commodities / Copper Feb 12, 2013 - 06:54 PM GMT

By: DailyWealth


Brian Hunt writes: Commodity traders take note: copper is now in a "compressed" state.

Back in August 2011, we highlighted the compressed state of the euro. This is a situation where an asset's day-to-day volatility gradually dries up and the highs and lows move closer together. These low-volatility periods are often the calm before a storm.

While we don't place much stock in conventional chart-reading at DailyWealth, we've seen compressed situations lead to explosive moves too many times over the years not to watch them closely. We liken a compressed situation to a tightly coiled spring. As we expected, the euro's compression resolved itself... The euro suffered a huge fall just weeks after our note. That brings us to copper...

As you can see from the four-year chart below, the industrial metal has squeezed itself into a state of compression. The metal's day-to-day volatility has dried up. Its highs and lows are getting closer together. Given the force of the "Bernanke Asset Bubble," we expect this situation to be resolved to the upside. A big move is ahead...

– Brian Hunt

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