Copper MMI: Copper prices fall with Chinese lockdowns

Copper prices began to take out prior lows since late April as prices attempt to find a bottom to reestablish a potential bullish reversal on the short term. The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell by 3.04% month over month. Know what to do when the…

Copper prices began to take out prior lows since late April as prices attempt to find a bottom to reestablish a potential bullish reversal on the short term. The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell by 3.04% month over month. Know what to do when the trend shifts. Related article: The Art of Timing Your...

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The Metals Forecast: Are The Bears Back in Town?

Following a strongly inflationary metal environment in Q1, Q2 2022 is looking like a whole different ballgame. Indeed, it’s no secret that the global economy is currently facing a number of major challenges. Alone, none of these would be enough to derail us from last year’s strong rebound. When added together, however, they’re helping to…

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Following a strongly inflationary metal environment in Q1, Q2 2022 is looking like a whole different ballgame. Indeed, it’s no secret that the global economy is currently facing a number of major challenges. Alone, none of these would be enough to derail us from last year’s strong rebound. When added together, however, they’re helping to...

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MetalMiner Q&A: LME nickel turmoil, volume volatility and what’s next for the exchanges

The MetalMiner team has broken down the significant fluctuations in the LME nickel contract this month. But now that a few weeks have passed since the LME first suspended trading, it’s time to take a look at some other interesting trends at play on the LME and elsewhere. In this question-and-answer session, MetalMiner’s Stuart Burns…

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The MetalMiner team has broken down the significant fluctuations in the LME nickel contract this month. But now that a few weeks have passed since the LME first suspended trading, it’s time to take a look at some other interesting trends at play on the LME and elsewhere. In this question-and-answer session, MetalMiner’s Stuart Burns...

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Copper MMI: The sideways trend continues

The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) held flat at 119 from January to February.  Copper prices continued to trade sideways within tighter and tighter ranges, with no clear short-term price direction. Nonetheless, copper prices remain bullish on longer time frames.  Chilean assembly considers copper nationalization Members of an environmental committee in Chile voted for mine…

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The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) held flat at 119 from January to February.  Copper prices continued to trade sideways within tighter and tighter ranges, with no clear short-term price direction. Nonetheless, copper prices remain bullish on longer time frames.  Chilean assembly considers copper nationalization Members of an environmental committee in Chile voted for mine...

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This Morning in Metals: Copper prices pick up

This morning in metals news: LME copper prices have ticked up; the U.S. monthly trade deficit increased from October to November; and, lastly, WTI crude prices made some gains this week. You want more MetalMiner on your terms. Sign up for weekly email …

This morning in metals news: LME copper prices have ticked up; the U.S. monthly trade deficit increased from October to November; and, lastly, WTI crude prices made some gains this week. You want more MetalMiner on your terms. Sign up for weekly email updates here. Copper prices rise Copper prices had trended firmly in between...

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This Morning in Metals: Copper prices move sideways; construction employment rises; Northvolt assembles first lithium-ion battery cell at Swedish gigafactory

This morning in metals news: copper prices have moved sideways to close 2021; meanwhile, the U.S. construction sector added jobs in November; and, finally, Northvolt said it had produced the first lithium-ion battery cell at its gigafactory in Sweden. …

This morning in metals news: copper prices have moved sideways to close 2021; meanwhile, the U.S. construction sector added jobs in November; and, finally, Northvolt said it had produced the first lithium-ion battery cell at its gigafactory in Sweden. MetalMiner should-cost models: Give your organization levers to pull for more price transparency, from service centers,...

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This Morning in Metals: U.S. Steel releases Q4 guidance

This morning in metals news: U.S. Steel released its guidance for Q4 2021; U.S. job openings increased in 16 states in October; and, lastly, copper prices continue to trade sideways. Do you know the five best practices of sourcing metals, including ste…

This morning in metals news: U.S. Steel released its guidance for Q4 2021; U.S. job openings increased in 16 states in October; and, lastly, copper prices continue to trade sideways. Do you know the five best practices of sourcing metals, including steel? U.S. Steel releases Q4 guidance U.S. Steel said it expects its Q4 2021...

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Copper MMI: Copper prices consolidate after October spike

The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) held flat for this month’s reading. After the mid-October spike, copper prices have begun to consolidate. Any bullish technical patterns are at risk of invalidation, as prices appear to trade consistently lower. Additionally, its failure to break out of any bullish structures within smaller time frames suggests a weakness…

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The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) held flat for this month’s reading. After the mid-October spike, copper prices have begun to consolidate. Any bullish technical patterns are at risk of invalidation, as prices appear to trade consistently lower. Additionally, its failure to break out of any bullish structures within smaller time frames suggests a weakness...

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Chile’s Codelco forecasts lower copper prices in 2022

Chilean copper producer Codelco, the world’s largest, indicated it could see copper prices coming down in 2022. According to a Reuters report, Codelco CEO Octavio Araneda said prices in 2022 will likely come in slightly lower than in 2021. As we’ve noted recently, MetalMiner is hosting its final webinar of the year on Wednesday, Dec….

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Chilean copper producer Codelco, the world’s largest, indicated it could see copper prices coming down in 2022. According to a Reuters report, Codelco CEO Octavio Araneda said prices in 2022 will likely come in slightly lower than in 2021. As we’ve noted recently, MetalMiner is hosting its final webinar of the year on Wednesday, Dec....

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Tin prices gain momentum as Indonesia mulls tin, copper bans

Two years ago, Indonesia instituted a ban on nickel ore exports. Now, it is contemplating banning exports of tin and copper ore, too. You want more MetalMiner on your terms. Sign up for weekly email updates here. Indonesia export bans prompt tin price …

Two years ago, Indonesia instituted a ban on nickel ore exports. Now, it is contemplating banning exports of tin and copper ore, too. You want more MetalMiner on your terms. Sign up for weekly email updates here. Indonesia export bans prompt tin price surge Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been announcing from different forums that...

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