January 2019

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/01: Base metals have mixed morning after Chinese data release

Base metals on the London Metal Exchange complex consolidated in mixed morning trading on Monday 21 January, while market focus shifted to China’s fourth-quarter data release.

SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 21/01: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Monday January 21 *

METALS MORNING VIEW 21/01: Metals prices hold up well despite China's weak GDP

Despite weak Chinese gross domestic product (GDP) data that showed fourth quarter 2018 growth of 6.4%, after 6.5% in the prior quarter, the three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were for the most part holding up relatively well on Monday January 21, with prices just off slightly.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 21/01: US-China trade optimism continues to buoy SHFE base metals prices

Base metals prices, barring those for tin, on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were up during Asian morning trading on Monday January 21, with residual optimism over trade talks between China and the United States helping to offset some weak Chinese data earlier this morning.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/01: Focus on US-China trade talks as nickel rises 1.9%

Prices in the base metals complex consolidated higher at the close of trade on Friday January 18 amid continued optimism about trade talks between the United States and China, and increased bullish sentiment overall.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 18/01: Cobalt supply availability pushes price lower

An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week.

SHFE STOCKS REPORT 18/01: Zinc, copper and lead stocks up due to thin trades ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year

Copper, zinc and lead stocks on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were up week on week on Friday January 18 in a quiet trading week in China, while aluminum, nickel and tin stocks fell.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/01: LME base metals firmer amid rising US-China trade deal optimism; 22kt aluminium freshly canceled

Growing optimism for a US-China trade agreement has prompted London Metal Exchange base metals prices to consolidate higher across the board in morning trading on Friday January 18, with zinc’s 1.3% increase leading the charge.

SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 18/01: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

The arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Friday January 18*

METALS MORNING VIEW 18/01: Metals prices strengthen while optimism on US-China trade deal grows

Growing optimism over the outlook for a trade agreement between the United States and China has led to a stronger tone across risk markets, including those for metals.