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SMM Morning Review - 2010/5/13 Copper Market

SMM Insight 09:41:15AM May 13, 2010 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, May 13 (SMM) -- LME copper prices on May 12th advanced along with rising US equities and higher gold prices, reaching up to USD 7,145/mt. Later, LME copper prices fell back after a weak euro helped the US dollar index return to 84.9, closing at USD 7,015/mt, down USD 25/mt, but still above the 5-day moving average. Positions experienced slight increases. Recently, SHFE copper market has been closely related to China's stock markets. 

SMM still believes LME copper prices will continue to fluctuate around USD 7,000/mt, and the US dollar index will face greater resistance at 85, with low possibility to move higher. Hence, any downward room for LME copper prices will be limited. In addition, the approach of a seasonal low demand period in June will cap rising momentum of copper prices.

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SMM Morning Review - 2010/5/13 Copper Market

SMM Insight 09:41:15AM May 13, 2010 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, May 13 (SMM) -- LME copper prices on May 12th advanced along with rising US equities and higher gold prices, reaching up to USD 7,145/mt. Later, LME copper prices fell back after a weak euro helped the US dollar index return to 84.9, closing at USD 7,015/mt, down USD 25/mt, but still above the 5-day moving average. Positions experienced slight increases. Recently, SHFE copper market has been closely related to China's stock markets. 

SMM still believes LME copper prices will continue to fluctuate around USD 7,000/mt, and the US dollar index will face greater resistance at 85, with low possibility to move higher. Hence, any downward room for LME copper prices will be limited. In addition, the approach of a seasonal low demand period in June will cap rising momentum of copper prices.

To contact the writer on this report: iriszhu@smm.cn

 

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None of this material may be used for any commercial or public use in any forms or means, without the prior written consent of SMM. For reproduction issue, please contact us by email: service.en@smm.cn