LIVE FUTURES REPORT 12/09: LME copper price nears $5,900/t in 2% climb; nickel regains momentum

The three-month copper price on the London Metal Exchange approached its highest level since August 1 during morning trading on Thursday September 12 amid high morning turnover, while the nickel price also appreciated by 2%.

Volumes traded this morning were high at 7,300 lots of copper exchanged as of 9:40am London time, more than half of Wednesday’s total trading volumes of 12,240 lots. The copper price recently traded at $5,875 per tonne, having reached an intra-morning high of $5,898.50 per tonne. The three-month copper price is at its highest level since August 1, when it fell from above $6,000 per tonne at the end of July. Supporting buying momentum, copper’s cash/three-month spread on the LME continues to trade in a strong contango of $33.75 per tonne. “Risk [sentiment] reacts positively...

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Hassan Butt

September 12, 2019

10:55 GMT

London