This sets up the potential confidence crisis that I talk about in my bitcoin and gold posts and why these assets will likely go higher. We are told we are in the strongest economy ever...yet it is so strong that we need to cut interest rates. According to economics, when the economy is strong and overheating, you RAISE interest rates. While cutting is used when the economy is weak. Again, check out my work on how this is leading to a confidence crisis as central banks and the keynesian economists cannot admit their policies failed and were wrong. It is all about maintaining confidence by way of having an excuse to save face (geopolitical). Once market participants know will be the norm, the confidence in government, banks and the fiat money will begin to wane.
We know there is a major yield inversion which generally predicts recessions. The yield curve is pretty much inverted but the financial media keeps touting the spread between the 2 year and 10 year yield which has not inverted yet. We are about 9 spreads away before inversion. Once this happens, the media cannot hide the yield inversion anymore. It tells us that people are worried and uncertain about the future.
Copper is also known as Dr Copper , as it shows us a sign of the world economic health. Copper is used in infrastructure and building homes etc.
China's large building boom accelerated coppers demand.
Now we are at the point where it seems the world economy is slowing down. Again a lot of signs showing recession such as bond yields, bad data such as PMI (which tells you what is coming, rather than CPI , which tells us what has already happened: the future vs the past).
Others also point to Oil recently. Oil can tell us things are slowing down too. Oil can remain buoyed however due to geopolitical tensions.
Copper is at a very interesting right now. You can see a within a ...although I would be quick to point out that the second (within the larger ) is not a true since they need to appear either at an uptrend or downtrend. But the larger pattern is valid.
So let us watch this 2.50 zone it is very important. A nice break below can take us to 2.20 and then a break below 2.00 can take us much lower.