Monday, May 9, 2011

The Commodities Bubble Hasn't Burst – It's Just Taking a Breather

By Kerri Shannon, Associate Editor, Money Morning
Panicked investors retreated from silver, oil and copper this week, leading many to believe the commodities bubble had finally popped - but experts say this bull market will pick up again.

The Standard & Poor's GSCI Index that follows 24 raw materials fell as much as 11.4% in five days, the longest losing streak since August.Some analysts believe concerns about a weakened economic recovery have spurred investors to take their commodity profits. However, others say this price slip is fear-driven and short term, and that key reasons to believe in a commodities bull run still exist.

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Copper Price Forecast: Why the Red Metal is on a Long-Term Bull Run

By Kerri Shannon, Associate Editor, Money Morning
With metals and commodities on a long-term bull-market run, investors have recently turned their attention to copper. The red metal's price recently has fallen due to mixed economic data. Copper's use as an industrial metal - it's widely used in buildings, electronics, appliances and automobiles - makes it sensitive to economic growth prospects. But despite the recent dip, many analysts and industry experts have a bullish copper price forecast.

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