Not “Ha-Ha” funny, but odd funny. The last report observed that copper inventories held in Comex warehouses had risen sharply, and indeed another near 2,000 MT went on warrant this past week. That by itself is not so odd, but what is odd, is that the August / September spread on Comex went into a small backwardation last week. By definition, a backwardation, be it big or small, is indicative of tightness for physical metal, but as rising inventories tell us, there is no tightness. So what’s the back all about?
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