Trade Wars 2: the revenge of the (American) empire

OPINIONS vary on how great the impact will be on metal prices. The Outcrop, by Robin Bromby.

Trade Wars 2: the revenge of the (American) empire Trade Wars 2: the revenge of the (American) empire Trade Wars 2: the revenge of the (American) empire Trade Wars 2: the revenge of the (American) empire Trade Wars 2: the revenge of the (American) empire

The Donald gave, and The Donald hath taken away.

That's the updated version of Job 1:21 (King James version, of course; the original attributed those actions to the Lord - who didn't have a Twitter account to explain His actions).

Well, the Trump impact scenario is, according to Bloomberg, explaining the sudden drop in commodity prices. It is reporting that "the US election of Donald Trump lit a fire under metals markets in 2016 as investors took a liking to his pro-business agenda. Now, copper and other metals are tanking as Trump's trade war against China threatens to derail economic growth".

Certainly the figures look bad: copper down 3% last night, lead down nearly 5% -- but you have seen the figures. All because Trump has decided to lev...