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Upside Momentum For Metals?


Precious metals appear to have found their footing following their Monday/Tuesday downdraft, but they remain in close proximity to their fourth quarter lows early in today’s action. While gold and silver prices managed to bounce on Wednesday, we attribute those gains to profit-taking by shorts from the oversold compacted washout of the prior two trading sessions.


The PGM metals have seen a change in fortune over the holiday break with palladium regaining the upper hand on platinum as it broke out of its recent consolidation zone to reach a 2-week high. Global risk sentiment has seen modest improvement early today but remains lukewarm at best, and that may weigh on both PGM metals going into the weekend.


Copper prices have held onto their upside momentum over the holiday break as they have reached 5 1/2 year highs early in today’s action. China continues to be the “engine” for global demand with this year’s unwrought copper imports running more than 41% ahead of last year’s pace.

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