Forget gold, this metal may be next to surge

The big rally in gold this is year is dominating the headlines, but there's a metal that may be ready to take the reins from bullion if history is any guide.

Gold is up 17 percent year to date through Wednesday and 14 percent in the last three months. Investors are piling into the precious metal due to global uncertainty about monetary policy and negative interest rates.

Using Kensho, a tool designed to quantify historical events, CNBC Pro searched for what happens with other commodities after gold rises 10 percent or more in a quarter since 1990.