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Copper ETF Most Potential Among The Precious Metal ETFs

Jul. 18, 2013 2:58 AM ET
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Copper has the ability to forecast the fluctuations in the growth and decline of an economy simply by the way the supply and demand of this golden bronze metal fluctuates. Every industry is indispensable by this metal. Whether we talk of the construction industry, automobiles industry or even the consumer industry this metal is simply vital.

The housing sector requires it for building the basic framework of the buildings especially the pipelines, wiring and plumbing. The Automobile Industry's requirement for it is to be able to build the vital elements of the automobiles, such as the basic structure and the auto parts. This essential industrial metal is also a major ingredient in the IT Industry.

All the circuit boards, integrated circuits and chips require this resource. The importance of this metal is such that it acts as a Barometer against the economic activities. Thus many industrialists refer this metal as Dr. Copper because of its ability to analyze the growth of each economy and each prevalent industry. This gives the investors a direct exposure of all the economies.

The price of copper had fallen in late 2008, but has seen an increase in its rating off lately. This was due to the slowing down of the economy of China as it is important to know that china is the leading consumer of this Dr. Copper. New Mines have been set up resulting in the increase in supplies of this metal. This could result in further downward impact of the price of this element.

But this is not a matter of concern as the urbanization of the major developing economies of the world such as India and China furnish to the increase in the demand of this shiny metal. The increase in China's disposable Income has lead to a surge in the Automobile, Health and Consumer Products Industry. These Industries are hungry for this metal and require a constant feeding stock of it.

The Copper ETF is thus a very potential form of investment as it is engaged in the major aspects of extraction, production, mining, and exploration of this true base metal. Some of the major producers of copper metal are Chile, China, Peru and United States. Chile majorly feeds the economies by catering to major needs of the world. Investing in Copper ETF's is the latest potential option, though there are other precious metal ETF's available in the market. This versatile metal is anticipated to score very high in terms of demand and high yields. Other precious metals ETF's do not gratify to the needs of the demand for their uses in technology or households objects. Moreover its value is on constant rise due to its potential as currency. Focusing on the increase in the demand of this resourceful metal there could be a future snag in its supply. This could further increase in the flow of investments in the Copper Mining Industries.

China is a potential market for the copper bullion. So it is recommended to consider Copper Funds as a new investment route. The risks and factors involved with most of the Commodity Investment Funds is the factor of demand for that particular commodity in the economy.

If the value of demand ceases due to various factors linked with the economic trends then there could be a decrease in the value of commodity investments. But a stated argument against this risk is that the demand for the metal is extremely high as compared to its supply and in addition to this it is the most recycled metal in demand. The only factor left for being responsible for its depleting value of its investment is the discovery of a new and cheaper alternative.

China and other developing nations are extremely good markets for Housing sector due to the urbanization. If there is a downward trend in this development there could be a decline in its value. But of now, the upward movement in urbanization does not seem to have any hindrance, making Copper ETF a desired Financial Vehicle. So the investors require monitoring the Chinese economy very closely.

The growth and urbanization of this economy has a direct beneficial influence on the value of the funds. With an observation of the economic influences that stimulate the effects on the infrastructure of this country.

Global X Copper miners ETF shows a positive approach toward commodity investments, and direct exposure to business in the Copper mining companies, which are based heavily in Canada, United Kingdom and Australia which serve 66.45% of the top holdings. Further the COPX fund issuers charge an annual fee of 0.65%, the lowest in the asset class.

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