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Copper Drafts Support


Even though the copper market is likely drafting some lift from the noted strength in industrial commodities like precious metal markets and energies, the trade is likely drafting ongoing support from the Chinese copper smelting industry move to reduce capacity and from the recent sign of improvement in the Chinese economy. The copper market is likely drafting a small measure of lift from an increase in daily per Chinese capita spending jumping 54% in March from February. However, it should be noted that Shanghai copper warehouse stocks have increased in 14 of the last 15 weeks and are currently at the highest level since April 2020. Another threat to the bull camp and a likely precursor to significant volatility is the latest positioning report reading in copper which posted a net spec and fund long of 30,269 contracts.

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While the gold and silver markets exhibited significant two-sided volatility at the end of last week, the bull trend has clearly prevailed and is managing that action despite adversity from the dollar and interest rates. However, a small portion of the upside impetus is likely the failed Middle East peace talks undertaken by Egypt. It appears that gold and silver ETF holdings have started to climb with the flat price of gold in a potential beginning of the end of the rally. Unfortunately for the bull camp, gold is becoming classically overbought from various technical measures with the net spec and fund long in the positioning report registering the largest long since April 2021. However, if adjusted for the $54 in gains since the positioning report was measured, the net long is obviously understated. Similarly, the net spec and fund long position in silver is overdone with the reading last week the highest since March 2022. Furthermore, with the post COT report rally of $1.55, silver is probably the longest since May 2021.


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