The rate of joblessness stayed steady at 9.7% in February, and that was good enough to whet the appetite for risk and send metals exchange traded funds (ETFs) on a tear. It didn’t hurt that Chinese officials eased fears about what its monetary tightening would do to metals demand; they stated that they plan to continue to be a major consumer of metals. Here are more stories on the subject that may interest you:

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