#IGCommodityChat: Exploring Base Metal Markets

Base metals are a vital commodity, used throughout human activity. During periods of economic expansion, analysts and investors look to changes in the base metal market, as growing infrastructure increases the demand for these commodities.

This means that changes to the global supply chain can have serious ramifications in everything from construction to cookery. But with the current demand already creating supply deficits, there are concerns that mining companies cannot keep up with consumers.

Trading provider IG is taking a look at the driving forces behind changes to base metal prices. The firm’s presenter Sara Walker will be speaking to industry experts Daniel Lacalle and John Meyer to discuss a range of topics including:

  • How political unrest impacts base metal supply
  • What the effect of the US-China trade war has been on base metal prices
  • How global growth (or a lack thereof) is impacting global demand
  • The base metal mining stocks to watch

There will be a live Q&A during the session, so viewers can put forward any topics they’d like Daniel and John to discuss, or any questions they want answered. They can post questions to the #IGCommodityChat Community page, or by using #IGCommodityChat on Twitter or Facebook.

To watch the live video stream, tune in at 1pm (UK time) on Thursday 6 December via IG’s trading platform, or the company’s YouTube, Facebook or Twitter pages. For more information, please contact Irene Castaneda (irene.castaneda@ig.com).

About IG

IG empowers informed, decisive, adventurous people to access opportunities in over 15,000 financial markets. With a strong focus on innovation and technology, the company puts client needs at the heart of everything it does. IG’s vision is to be a global leader in retail trading and investments. Established in 1974 as the world’s first financial spread betting firm, it continued leading the way by launching the world’s first online and iPhone trading services.

IG is now an award-winning, multi-platform trading company, the world’s No.1 provider of CFDs* and a global leader in forex. It provides leveraged services with negative balance protection, and offers an execution-only share dealing service in the UK, Australia, Germany, France, Ireland, Austria and the Netherlands. IG has recently launched a range of affordable, fully managed investment portfolios, to provide a comprehensive offering to investors and active traders.

It is a member of the FTSE 250, with offices across Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East – plus the US, where it offers on-exchange limited risk derivatives via the Nadex brand. Risk warning: Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 79% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

*Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, February 2018); for forex based on number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released August 2018).


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