July 2018

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 23/07: Comex copper prices soften to open week

Comex copper prices returned to negative territory on Monday July 23 with the market attempting to set a new trend despite a stronger dollar and continued uncertainty regarding the ongoing trade war.

METALS MORNING VIEW 23/07: Metals prices consolidate after Friday's rebounds

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 Monday July 23. Gains were ranged between 0.1% for aluminium and 1.2% for zinc, with copper up by 0.3% at $6,172 per tonne.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 20/07: Comex copper price rebounds after dollar stumble

Comex copper prices bounced back in early trading on Friday July 20 after Thursday's heavy sell-off after the dollar eased overnight.

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 19/07: Comex copper crashes amid dollar surge

Comex copper prices were again under considerable pressure with no movement in the ongoing trade war and a stronger dollar combining to weigh on the base metals complex.

METALS MORNING VIEW 19/07: ‘Dead cat bounce’ after Wednesday’s rebound in metals prices stalls

Three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were down across the board by an average of 1% on the morning of Thursday July 19. Losses were ranged between a 0.1% drop for aluminium and a 2% fall for zinc. The three-month copper price was down by 0.8% at $6,129 per tonne.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/07: Comex copper returns to negative territory

Comex copper prices were unable to hold in yesterday's tight trading range on the morning of Wednesday July 18, with a resurgent dollar again applying heavy selling pressure.

HOTTER ON METALS: LME targets copper volumes growth with implied pricing

The London Metal Exchange is to roll out implied pricing across its key base metals contracts from the end of July in a bid to capture growth in copper volumes from Asia, and particularly from China.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/07: Comex copper market stagnant; dollar index rises

Comex copper prices were little changed in early morning trading on Tuesday July 17 with market participants awaiting new monetary information before settling on a new direction.

METALS MORNING VIEW 17/07: Metals prices begin to perk up after mixed start in Asia

Three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mixed during morning trading on Tuesday July 17, with aluminium and lead prices down 0.1% and 0.2% respectively, while the rest of the metals were up between 0.4% for nickel and tin and 0.6% for copper. The three-month copper price recently was quoted at $6,228 per tonne.