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December 31, 2019

The Power of Copper-Gold: A Leading Indicator for the 10-Year Treasury Yield

The distinct roles of copper versus gold – the red metal’s industrial necessity, the popular perception of the yellow metal as a safe haven – can embed useful information in their market prices, particularly in relationship to each other. Broadly speaking, the ratio of copper to gold can serve as an indicator of the market’s appetite for risk assets versus the perceived safety of Treasuries. More specifically, the ratio of copper to gold can serve as a leading indicator of the direction of the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jeffrey Mayberry

    Macro-Asset Allocation

    Jeffrey Mayberry

    Macro-Asset Allocation

    Mr. Mayberry joined DoubleLine in 2009. He is a Portfolio Manager on DoubleLine’s strategic commodity strategy while working in portfolio management and trading for derivatives‐based and multi‐asset strategies. Mr. Mayberry is a Strategist on the Fixed Income Asset Allocation (FIAA) committee and a contributing member on our Global Asset Allocation and Macro committees. He also co-hosts DoubleLine’s weekly Monday Morning Minutes (Twitter @DLineMinutes, Minutes@Doubleline.com) podcast. Prior to DoubleLine, Mr. Mayberry was a Senior Vice President at TCW for nine years within the Mortgage Group, where he specialized in portfolio and fund monitoring and analytics. He holds a B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College and an M.S. in Financial Engineering from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.