With these stocks set to move higher, the shorts will get squeezed out of their positions, pushing prices even higher.
The metal's oversupply recently turned into a shortage, helping this well-known name.
Chinese stocks plummet overnight on concerns over a liquidity crunch that further slow growth in the country.
Proximity to new oil and natural gas sites is drawing interest from abroad and fueling the city's economic and population growth.
US markets are set to open on a higher note ahead of consumer sentiment data.
As the greenback rolls into a new downtrend, assets like metal producers are perking up.
After the Dow and the S&P 500 closed at all time highs, US markets are set to open unchanged.
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