A mixed start to the week as copper edges a little higher, while nickel comes under fresh pressure.
The overall technical outlook continues to improve with increasing evidence suggesting a major cyclical bottom to have been secured in mid-March, while the past three months’ recovery still appears poorly based with further accumulative action needed prior to the development of a sustainable bull trend. Hence, a period of choppy reconsolidation is anticipated in the weeks ahead with immediate rally attempts likely to again meet strong overhead resistance at 5,920/40 initially, then 6,010/30 with prices vulnerable to renewed bouts of weakness. Local support starts at 5,650/70, which if broken, would signal 5,440/60 next.
Trading strategy: Preferring the long side but awaiting potentially sharp corrective pullback ahead of buying.
Long-term downtrends are still clearly intact, though short-term technical studies have clearly improved with a secondary basing pattern confirmed to be in place. However, initial upside objectives in the 1,630/40 area have now been fulfilled with the past month’s strong gains now looking in need of correction and/or reconsolidation. Expect local support waiting in the 1,560/70 zone to come under further examination in the coming sessions, which if decisively broken, would trigger deeper near-term falls and set up a challenge of the 1,520/30 region where better demand should then be stimulated. Resistance remains at 1,630/40.
Trading strategy: Profits secured on longs with objectives achieved. Remaining on the sidelines for the time being.
Longer-term downtrends are undisturbed, though short-term technical studies look to be improving with preliminary indications suggesting at least a secondary base to now be complete. If breaks above 2,070 can be sustained, advances towards the 2,190/2,200 then 2,250/60 areas would then be signalled, whereas a failure to capitalize upon this positive close, would trigger a swift return to the previous trading range. Supports are now visible starting in the 1,950/60 zone which, if decisively broken, would trigger deeper near-term losses and signal a challenge of the more important 1,890/1,900 region next.
Trading strategy: Would now be preferring the long side but only on corrective pullbacks.
Medium-term trends remain pointed sideways with prices effectively still trapped within the confines of a broad a volatile trading range, while short-term trends are up with resistance waiting at 1,840/50 likely to come under examination in the coming sessions. While a decisive break above here could extend near-term gains closer to the more important 1,900/10 zone, this market is beginning to look rather ‘overbought’ and hence vulnerable to renewed bouts of weakness in the days/weeks ahead. Support remains in place at 1,710/20 with only a close beneath here likely to trigger deeper losses.
Trading strategy: With prices back into a trading range situation, remaining on sidelines for now.
Medium- to long-term downtrends are undisturbed, though short-term trends continue to flatten out with an extended period of correction and reconsolidation being experienced now. Expect the prevailing up-leg to again meet strong overhead resistance on approach to the important 13,400/13,500 area with a clear and sustained break above here required to confirm the completion of at least a secondary bottom capable of supporting more serious gains. However, until/unless achieved, further choppy two-way market activity is likely with local support waiting at 11,800/11,900 initially.
Trading strategy: Remaining on the sidelines for the time being as reconsolidative phase continues.
While overall technical studies remain decisively bearish with little evidence of a bottom to this major downward cycle yet, short-term trends are pointed up with the past 10 weeks’ corrective recovery continuing for the time being. Expect strong overhead resistance to be encountered on approach to the 17,800/17,900 region with this market still vulnerable to renewed bouts of weakness in the days and weeks ahead. Support is now visible starting at 15,300 then 14,600/14,700 with a close beneath here needed to trigger deeper falls and set up a retest of the 13,100/13,200 zone.
Trading strategy: Monitoring the current corrective phase for an opportunity to re-establish shorts.
While underlying bullish patterns remain firmly in force with prices still expected to trend closer to the 1,800 region in the weeks ahead, short-term trends have again flattened out with a fresh period of choppy reconsolidation being experienced now. Expect the current upward leg to again meet strong overhead resistance in and around the important 1,760.0/65.0 area with a clear and sustained break above here needed to regenerate upward momentum and set values on course to challenge out target in the 1,795.0/1,800.0 region where better supply should then be stimulated. Support starts now at 1,700.0/05.0
Trading strategy: Continuing to buy dips/holding longs looking for the 1,800.0 region.
Short- to medium-term technical studies have clearly improved with prices breaking decisively to the upside from the confines of the past months’ reconsolidative pattern. The market looks capable of challenging the 19.50/70 area in the days/weeks ahead and while interim resistance should be encountered in and around the 18.30/50 region, immediate pullbacks are likely to be limited to corrective dips only for the time being. Local support is now visible starting at 16.50/70 then again towards the more important 15.40/60 zone with only a close back under here likely to trigger deeper near term falls.
Trading strategy: Preferring the long side now but only on corrective dips looking for 18.80/19.60 regions.
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