Base metal exchange traded funds (ETFs) have rallied more than 55% off the market’s March 9 low thanks to a combination of factors, including more demand from China and a weakening dollar.

Among the factors leading to strength in commodities in general, and base metals in particular, include:

  • A weakening dollar is adding an extra lift to the demand for major base metals, such as aluminum, copper, nickel, zinc and lead, Sharma notes.
  • PowerShares DB Base Metals (DBB): up 57.5% year-to-date

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