[Cu Price]SMM Copper Market Morning Review (2015-8-12)-Shanghai Metals Market

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[Cu Price]SMM Copper Market Morning Review (2015-8-12)

Price Review & Forecast 09:31:51AM Aug 12, 2015 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Aug. 12 (SMM) – Chinese yuan devaluation triggered sell-offs on commodities on Tuesday evening. US dollar initially grew but later fell back. US crude oil futures prices slumped to a six-year low. API crude oil stocks dropped at a slower pace. Copper inventories continued to increase. Those factors combined to depress copper prices.

LME copper thus hit another low of USD 5,109/mt and finally ended down USD 151/mt at USD 5,148/mt.

SHFE copper opened lower at RMB 39,220/mt for night trading Tuesday and finally closed at RMB 38,810/mt, down by RMB 70/mt, off 0.18%. Trading volumes were 359,000 lots and positions declined 3,372. SHFE/LME copper price ratio expanded further.

SHFE 1510 copper should range between RMB 38,300-38,900/mt Aug. 12. Spot lead is predicted to settle at discounts of RMB 50-120/mt.

 

[Cu Price]SMM Copper Market Morning Review (2015-8-12)

Price Review & Forecast 09:31:51AM Aug 12, 2015 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Aug. 12 (SMM) – Chinese yuan devaluation triggered sell-offs on commodities on Tuesday evening. US dollar initially grew but later fell back. US crude oil futures prices slumped to a six-year low. API crude oil stocks dropped at a slower pace. Copper inventories continued to increase. Those factors combined to depress copper prices.

LME copper thus hit another low of USD 5,109/mt and finally ended down USD 151/mt at USD 5,148/mt.

SHFE copper opened lower at RMB 39,220/mt for night trading Tuesday and finally closed at RMB 38,810/mt, down by RMB 70/mt, off 0.18%. Trading volumes were 359,000 lots and positions declined 3,372. SHFE/LME copper price ratio expanded further.

SHFE 1510 copper should range between RMB 38,300-38,900/mt Aug. 12. Spot lead is predicted to settle at discounts of RMB 50-120/mt.