March 7th, 2022

Copper Has Not Peaked Yet

Dear Retail Investor,

Markets and commodity prices have fluctuated wildly since the Russia-Ukraine conflict broke out on the evening of February 23 (Eastern Standard Time).

And because Russia produces many of the world’s most critical commodities, this will likely continue. 

 Yet unlike most metals, copper didn’t spike immediately on news of the Russian invasion.

It’s starting to rally now.  

On Friday March 4, copper futures hit a new all-time high, reaching $4.92 per pound by mid-day. 

See, Russia accounts for an estimated 10% of the world’s known copper reserves. 

That’s not small potatoes.

And as the tensions between Russia and the West continue to escalate, much of the country’s copper may soon be off limits to the market.

That can’t help but raise prices, as supply fears were already prevalent before the invasion.

Earlier this week copper prices rose after Chile, the world’s biggest copper producer, recorded its lowest January output since 2011.

Don’t forget, copper is integral to a plethora of industries.

The world needs it for EV batteries… solar panels… wind turbines… jewelry… medical devices… plumbing…roofing… wiring… motor parts…

We could go on, but you get the picture.

All of this highlights the need for new copper mines that can keep up with the world’s rising demand.

That’s why we look for high-quality small cap mining companies in safe jurisdictions that are exploring new deposits

 One we really like is CopperCorp (TSVX:CPR), a veteran outfit with a combined 150-year history of copper exploration and mining.

 The company’s chief operations is in Northwest Tasmania – a highly mineralized district flying under virtually EVERYONE’s radar.

 This district is not only mining-friendly, it’s virtually immune from any fallout from the Russia-Ukraine war.

Recently Dear Retail interviewed CopperCorp CEO Stephen Swatton, who told us: 

“It’s becoming extremely important where you find the minerals. In the past, maybe 50 years ago, even 20 years ago, it was not as important as it is today. Security of mineral supply is going to become a huge issue as we go forward into the next 20, 30 years.”

You can watch the full interview here.  

We also sat down with Copper Corp Director, successful small-cap investor and Chairman of Alkaline Water Company Inc (NASDAQ: WTER) Aaron Keay about what he looks for when evaluating a potential new investment. 

As Aaron puts it, “You need to own copper. It’s that simple. If you’re going to be a retail investor, you’ve got to look at copper.”

Watch that interview here.

Until next time,
Dear Retail Investors Editorial Team

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