Aluminum Prices Hitting Analyst's Forecast

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I wish I had actually published the price forecast Jorge Vazquez made of aluminum back at the HARBOR Aluminum conference in late June of this year. If I had published it, I would have put some sort of wrapper/caveat on the prediction by stating, “Jorge sure is bullish on aluminum,” perhaps even indicating that I personally didn’t quite agree with him. And now I’m here to tell you that Jorge’s predictions (he was at $2400/ton by the end of this year) have already nearly come to fruition as aluminum reached $2380/ton yesterday. Besides eating some crow on that point, Jorge also suggested that buying organizations might want to take advantage of [historically] lower prices in September. Anyone who had been paying attention and acted on that information would have looked good today.

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