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Despite Market Jitters, Pros Say Risk-On

On Wednesday investors were again trying to understand the mood of the market, with the Dow and S&P climbing higher but on light volume.

The light volume triggered some concern about the conviction behind the rally, with skeptics arguing it 'might not be for real.'

But despite those jitters, top investors Mark Fisher and Dennis Gartman expect the temperature of the market to remain risk-on.

“It’s here for a while, I think,” says Fisher of MBF. “I wouldn’t get in front of the train.”

Gartman agrees and points to gains in industrial metals to support the thesis.

“Just look at the action in copper,” he says. Often called Doctor Copper, the moves in the red metal are considered a barometer for the health of the global economy. And since the first of the year copper has shot higher.

“I’m long copper as well asaluminum, tin and zinc,” Gartman reveals, “all predicated on global growth.”

Fisher agrees. “I also think the metals are relatively under-owned,” he says. Copper, silver , others – if you’re waiting to buy a dip, you may be waiting a long time.”

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