LIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/02: LME zinc breaches $2,900/t, copper surpasses $9,000/t on bullish sentiment

London Metal Exchange zinc took out its 2020 high of $2,900 per tonne on Monday February 22 morning due to the complex being in rally mode, which has pushed all forward prices to set new multi-year highs.

“The fact that all the base metals are forging ahead this morning...supports our view that the markets are focused on the nearby Covid-19 recovery. The upturn is also supported by the huge underlying long-term electrification theme,” Fastmarkets head of base metals and battery research William Adams said. “Nonetheless, we should expect dips along the way and rising bond yields may be a trigger for some to pause for thought,” Adams added. The yield on US 10-year Treasury notes reached...


Ana de Liz

February 22, 2021

10:48 GMT