Copper testing critical support

APPLE to test intermediate term resistance
March 19, 2013
March 21, 2013

Today we focus on copper. Trend in this metal remains down since early February where a top was made near 3.80$. Since then, prices are moving within a downward sloping trend channel as shown below.


This downward move has reached critical levels of support. Copper has been forming a huge triangle  from October 2011. The lower trend line of this triangle can be seen in the monthly chart below.


Breaking below 3,40-3,24$ will cancel the sequence of , which add to the bearish signals given. On top of that, prices in the monthly chart seem like they are heading towards the 50% retracement area. This downward move is important to be monitored as many believe that US indices are positively correlated with copper.

In the short-term, copper remains below the red but if it breaks out of the blue  downward sloping channel, it can test the cloud at 3,60$.

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A chart used in technical analysis that shows support and resistance, and momentum and trend directions for a security or investment. It is designed to provide relevant information at a glance using moving averages (tenkan-sen and kijun-sen) to show bullish and bearish crossover points. The "clouds" (kumo, in Japanese) are formed between spans of the average of the tenkan-sen and kijun-sen plotted six months ahead (senkou span B), and of the midpoint of the 52-week high and low (senkou span B) plotted six months ahead.

Alexandros Yfantis
Alexandros Yfantis
Fascinated by financial markets, studied International Securities Investment and Banking in the UK, works as a Portfolio Manager in Greece and runs a technical analysis website. Enjoys travelling and spending time with his family and preparing for the black belt in Korean Karate.