Copper Futures & Their Role as a Leading Economic Indicator

2 min readJun 23, 2022

You may know that copper has been both a historical cornerstone of industry, and a major metal in the global financial markets. But did you know the price direction of Copper has also been long-regarded as the leading indicator of the global economy?

Copper Futures by CME Group are now available in a micro-sized version. This opens the door for more individual traders to take advantage of the opportunities in this metal.

Watch NinjaTrader’s Jim Cagnina and special guest Bob Iaccino discuss copper, copper futures, and why they should matter to you in a recent episode of “See the Futures”.

Topics discussed include:

  • Understanding copper’s role as a global metal and financial product — past, present and future
  • Green vehicles’ dependency on copper
  • The latest on China’s role in the global copper market
  • The pandemic and copper — supply and demand consequences
  • Copper as a leading economic indicator
  • Charting and analysis of copper futures and related products, such as foreign currencies

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