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SMM Morning Review - 2011/3/15 Lead Market

SMM Insight 09:16:57AM Mar 15, 2011 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Mar.15 (SMM) – LME base metals markets showed mixed performance overnight. Although investors remained cautious due to uncertainties from the Japan’s earthquake, the lead futures trade simulation which is scheduled to launch today boosted LME lead prices. In response, LME lead prices opened up at USD 2,519/mt, but fell later, finally closing USD 64.8/mt higher at USD 2,489.8/mt. At present, LME lead prices are showing upward momentum, and coupled with China’s lead futures trade simulation, SMM expects LME lead prices may fluctuate at around USD 2,500/mt in the short term. 

In neighboring markets, the US dollar settled at 76.378. Gold futures for April delivery closed USD 3.1 higher at USD 1,424.9 per ounce; silver futures for May delivery closed 9.5 cents lower at USD 35.84 per ounce.

SMM expects transactions in domestic lead markets to be made between RMB 17,150-17,250/mt on Tuesday.   


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Key Words:  lead Pb 

SMM Morning Review - 2011/3/15 Lead Market

SMM Insight 09:16:57AM Mar 15, 2011 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Mar.15 (SMM) – LME base metals markets showed mixed performance overnight. Although investors remained cautious due to uncertainties from the Japan’s earthquake, the lead futures trade simulation which is scheduled to launch today boosted LME lead prices. In response, LME lead prices opened up at USD 2,519/mt, but fell later, finally closing USD 64.8/mt higher at USD 2,489.8/mt. At present, LME lead prices are showing upward momentum, and coupled with China’s lead futures trade simulation, SMM expects LME lead prices may fluctuate at around USD 2,500/mt in the short term. 

In neighboring markets, the US dollar settled at 76.378. Gold futures for April delivery closed USD 3.1 higher at USD 1,424.9 per ounce; silver futures for May delivery closed 9.5 cents lower at USD 35.84 per ounce.

SMM expects transactions in domestic lead markets to be made between RMB 17,150-17,250/mt on Tuesday.   


Copyright © SMM. All Rights Reserved 

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


Key Words:  lead Pb