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Iron ore prices set for yearly gain, stimulus expectations persist

Iron ore has rallied in recent weeks amid stimulus measures from China to revive its flagging economy and property market.

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IGTV financial analyst Angeline Ong looks at why analysts expect iron ore prices to continue to climb in the first half of 2024.

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Iron ore prices set to keep rising into 2024

Iron ore prices have been skyrocketing and are predicted to keep rising in early 2024. Why is this happening? Well, China is working hard to revive its property sector, and that's really good news for the iron ore market. Even though there has been a slight dip in the Dalian iron ore futures recently, experts believe that it will bounce back and increase by more than 7% for the month. In fact, this would be the fifth consecutive month of gains! If China's central bank continues to make adjustments to support the economy and help the property sector grow, we could see even bigger price jumps for iron ore.

Now, why does all of this matter? The performance of iron ore is super important because people are closely watching China's reopening and the chance of prices going down. Since China is the second-largest economy in the world, any changes in their economic policies and industries, like property and construction, impact the global commodity markets. So, the fact that iron ore prices are going up shows that there's a lot of optimism and a potential for growth in China's economy.

Chinese property sector's impact on iron ore demand

Speaking of construction, China's property sector plays a huge role in driving the demand for iron ore because it's used a ton in building. The Chinese government's efforts to boost the property market have created a positive outlook for iron ore prices. If the central bank keeps implementing measures to support the property sector and economic growth, then we can expect iron ore demand to go up and prices to keep rising.

Overall, things are looking pretty great for iron ore prices, thanks to China's focus on reviving its property sector. Traders are keeping a close eye on any changes in policies and any potential stimulus to figure out what's going to happen next in the commodity market. As China's economy keeps recovering and growing, the demand for iron ore will likely stay strong, leading to more price gains in the months to come. So, it's definitely a market to keep on your radar.

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