July 2018

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 20/07: LME base metals recover from mid-week dip; nickel climbs 1.7%

Base metals on the London Metal Exchange were predominantly higher at the close of trading on Friday July 20, closing the week out in positive territory after escalating trade tensions continue to weigh on prices.

SHFE STOCKS REPORT 20/07: Nickel stocks plummet 10%; base metals inventory broadly lower

Base metal stocks at Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses were broadly lower week on week on Friday July 20, with nickel stocks falling for the 26th consecutive week.

SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 20/07: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Friday July 20*

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 20/07: LME base metals tick higher; zinc up 2%

Base metals on the London Metal Exchange were higher across the board during morning trading on Friday July 20, supported by a marginal retreat in the dollar and a strong bounce in the Chinese yuan while US-Sino trade tensions linger.

METALS MORNING VIEW 20/07: Second rebound attempt in three days for metals

Three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were up across the board by an average of 0.5% on the morning of Friday July 20. Gains were ranged between 0.2% for aluminium and lead and 1.1% for nickel, with copper up by 0.8% at $6,104 per tonne.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 20/07: Firm dollar, trade tensions pressure SHFE base metals prices; copper down 0.8%

Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were under pressure during Asian morning trading on Friday July 20, with the majority of the complex little changed to weaker. Tin was the exception, however, with a modest gain of 0.4%.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/07: Base metals crash amid dollar uptick

Base metals prices finished in negative territory amid a stronger dollar on Thursday July 19, with no updates on the trade war front.

FOCUS: SHFE zinc stocks hit 10-year low on bargain hunting after prices fall

Zinc inventory in Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses plunged to a 10-year low after buyers took advantage of price declines and while supply remains restricted by local production cuts.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/07: Macroeconomic pressure continues to derail LME base metals; zinc drops 3.3%

Base metals on the London Metal Exchange were lower across the board during morning trading on Thursday July 19, stymied by a significant advance in the US dollar index while ongoing trade disagreements between the US and other major economies unsettle global commodities.

SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 19/07: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Thursday July 19*