LIVE FUTURES REPORT 06/03: LME copper price recovers back above $7,000/t; base metals finding support

The three-month copper price rebounded over $7,000 per tonne for the first time this month at the close on Tuesday March 6, with the metal undergoing a short-covering rally.

“Given the drop in open interest so far this week, LME copper seems to be experiencing a short-covering rally. But fresh buying needs to emerge to make the LME copper strength sustainable,” Boris Mikanikrezai, Metal Bulletin analyst, said. “For the full year in 2018, we have a constructive view and expect demand dynamics to prove stronger than the resilience of supply, which should leave the market in a deficit of 169,000 tonnes and able to support copper prices,” he added. While copper hit a one-week high, the three-month nickel price followed higher and was the best performer of the base metals group, up 1.6% at the...

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Alice Mason

March 06, 2018

17:37 GMT

London