Copper’s short term uptrend accelerates but gains remain vulnerable to a sharp correction.
Underlying technical studies continue to improve with a major cyclical bottom confirmed to be in place, though the past three months’ strong recovery still appears fragile and poorly based with further accumulative action needed prior to a new and sustainable bull trend emerging. Expect resistance to be encountered in and around the 5,820/40 area and while a decisive break above here could extend near-term gains closer to the 5,930/50 region, this market remains increasingly vulnerable to potentially sharp corrective weakness. Local supports are visible starting at 5,660/80 then again towards the 5,530/50 zone.
Trading strategy: Preferring the long side but awaiting potentially sharp corrective pullback ahead of buying.
The long-term downtrend structure is clearly undisturbed, while the short-term technical outlook has improved with the completion of a secondary basing pattern. This is capable of supporting advances towards 1,630/40 initially and possibly 1,680/90 where renewed supply should then be encountered with a much larger accumulative pattern required if long-term bear trends are to be challenged. Nearby supports are now visible starting at 1,520/30 with a clear and sustained break beneath here needed to trigger more serious corrective pullbacks closer to the 1,480/90 region.
Trading strategy: Continuing to buy dips/holding longs looking for the 1,630 region. Protecting profits now with stops under 1,580.
Medium- to long-term downtrends remain firmly in force with little evidence of a bottom yet, though short-term trends have flattened out with a fresh period of correction and reconsolidation being experienced. Expect immediate rally attempts to again meet strong overhead resistance on approach to the important 2.050/70 area with a clear and sustained break above here required to improve the underlying technical tone and confirm completion of a secondary basing pattern. However, until/unless achieved, further choppy two-way market activity is favored with support waiting at 1,890/1,900 then 1,760/80.
Trading strategy: Remaining on the sidelines for the time being as trends are flattening out.
Long-term downtrends are undisturbed, while the short-term technical outlook appears to be improving with the past 10 weeks’ reconsolidative phase now confirmed to be at least a secondary bottom. This is capable of supporting advances closer to the 1,890/1,900 zone in the days and weeks ahead and while interim resistance should be encountered in and around the 1,810/20 area, immediate pullbacks should be restricted to corrective dips only for the time being. Local support starts now in the 1,670/80 region with a clear and sustained break back under here needed to trigger deeper losses.
Trading strategy: Preferring the long side once more but only on corrective dips looking for the 1,900 region.
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 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 supports 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 17,000/17,100 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 immediate pullbacks to again be cushioned by support on approach to the 1,660.0/65.0 area with only a clear and sustained break beneath here likely to damage the positive tone and trigger deeper corrective falls. Unless achieved, further choppy two-way activity is likely for the time being with nearby resistances visible starting at 1,720.0/25.0 then 1,760.0/65.0
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 form 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 staring 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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