Mining Capital's Alastair Ford catches up with Proactive to talk Copper. The metal's really burst back into life of late, surging 14% this month to above $5,500 / tonne.
Ford puts it down to two things: Donald Trump and the continued activity in the Chinese economy, and he says the effect has been very noticeable: ''We've seen serious moves in all of the major miners - five of the FTSE 100 miners hit 12 month highs in the last week or two.''
''Specifically Antofagasta has done well. Glencore, which also has serious exposure to copper, has also done well''
In terms of some of the smaller miners that have caught Ford's eye:
''We've also got Vast Resources (LON:VAST) who've just started producing copper. That's got its own issues at the financial and corporate level but on the other hand, experienced management ... and actual production.''
''Asiamet resources (LON:ARS) as well have got some big copper exploration in Indonesia''.