While the gold price has given up much of its initial surge following Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections, staying stuck below $1,300 early on Thursday, the rally in industrial metals were only gaining momentum.
In pre-regular hours trade on Thursday copper for delivery in December jumped more than 10 cents from Wednesday trading as high as $2.5910 per pound ($5,712 a tonne) in New York.
That's up more than 12% since the eve of the election and the highest since early July last year. Copper has risen during 13 of the last 14 trading sessions, adding 23.8% in just over two weeks.
The rally comes on the back of Trump's general support for the extractive industries and his pledge during his acceptance speech for fiscal spending geared towards rebuilding the country's infrastructure.
"We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We're going to rebuild our infrastructure — which will become, by the way, second to none. And we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it."
"I believe an infrastructure bill of $500 billion is now possible," David Kotok, chairman and chief investment officer at Cumberland Advisors told NPR adding that "the introduction of it comes in early 2017, after the new regime takes office."