SHANGHAI, Jul. 10 (SMM) – SHFE 1509 nickel opened higher at RMB 84,100/mt during Thursday evening session and dived to RMB 82,950/mt. The contract rose to daily limit near the session’s end before closing at RMB 85,170/mt, up 5.00%.
The contract started at RMB 85,170/mt on Friday and fell to RMB 84,400/mt. Later, the price grew to daily limit but then dropped again with shorts gathering strength, to finish at RMB 84,570/mt, up 4.25%. Trading volumes fell 488,000 to 552,000 lots while positions were up 11,476 to 180,000.
LME nickel slipped during European and US trading hours due to rising shorts. SHFE 1509 nickel should fall slightly this evening.