December 2017

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/12: LME nickel rallies 3%; base metals close 2017 on strong footing

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were on divergent paths on the last trading day of the year, Friday December 29, with nickel stealing the show.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/12: LME copper, ali dip after recent rally; base metals consolidating

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange edged lower at the beginning of the last trading day of the year, Friday December 29, but are mostly consolidating after hitting fresh highs over the last two days.

SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 29/12: Copper, aluminum, zinc, nickel

Arbitrage for copper, aluminum, zinc and nickel imported into China on Friday December 29*

METALS MORNING VIEW 29/12: Base metals sent a clear message in 2017

Base metals traded on the London Metal Exchange are edging lower this morning, Friday December 29, posting a marginal average drop of 0.2%, with aluminium (-0.6%) the weakest and lead (+0.2%) the most resilient, on fairly low trading volumes due to the holiday season.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 29/12: SHFE aluminum up; CSPT Q1 price floor; Concord signs Pumpkin Hollow deal

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the key news and market stories on Friday December 29.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/12: SHFE aluminium price up, copper falls back

The most-traded aluminium contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) continued to see gains during Asian morning trading hours on Friday December 29, while that of copper fell back a bit in the last trading day of 2017.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/12: LME copper leads base metals higher in strong year-end rally; lead bucks trend

Base metal prices on the London Metal Exchange continued to a strong end of year rally during afternoon trading on Thursday December 28, with copper and aluminium leading the pack.

METALS MORNING VIEW 28/12: Strong rallies underway across the base metals

Base metals prices trading on the London Metal Exchange are building on their gains from Wednesday December 27, with prices up an average of 0.9% this morning and volume has been high with 18,421 lots traded as of 08:46 am London time.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/12: Copper, ali head for a strong end to 2017 as rallies continue

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange continued their strong performances during early morning trading on Thursday December 28, with gains across the board.

SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 28/12: Copper, aluminum, zinc, nickel

Arbitrage for copper, aluminum, zinc and nickel imported into China on Thursday December 28*