Global commodities are taking the blood bath as Bloomberg #Commodity Index is down 8%(approx) since the mid of February 2017. So Metals and metals related stocks are taking a hit in the past few trading weeks. Copper Price often signals the strength of the global economy. Copper prices are currently trading around the pschological reference level 2.5$ and all momentum indicators are currently in a negative mode across daily, weekly and monthly timeframe.
In the last outlook we seen MCX Crudeoil – balancing behavior on the weekly and daily timeframe. Since then we had spent more time withing the balance. And now the is a significant change from the sentimental point of view as both daily and weekly sentiment turning down which brings us bias towards the breakdown from the bottom of the balance – 3500 zone.
MCX Goldon the monthly charts consolidating for the last for the 5 years in the band of Rs25000 – 32200 per 10 gram. Sentiment on the monthly charts suggests the long term sentiment is reversed to the negative bias and posied towards the lower end of the balance Rs25000 w- longer term trend which is expected to happen around 3-4 months duration.
MCX Gold surges to a high of Rs31326/Kg when Mr.Donald trump was leading the election results on 9th Nov 2016. Around 10.40p.m gold topped out and from there post the election announcement MCX Gold dropped to a low of Rs29269/Kg on last Friday (Nov 11,2016). The dollar rose to its strongest level since February. Bonds continued to get pounded, with losses exceeding $1 trillion this week.
It is almost a “V”-Shaped recovery from the May 2015 crash in Zinc Futures. Post the mid of July 2016, momentum in zinc had came down drastically. When the momentum declines buyers started getting frustrated with their long holdings. And when market conditions are not favoring those buyers naturally they turn to sell their contracts and there by triggering shorter term selling.
Is the long term trend in Nickel Started? To answer this question we can start with monthly nickel charts with predict cycle indicator. You can notice from the MCX nickel monthly charts that Predict cycle had turned positive – we are possibly in the long term uptrend. After 8 months of consolidation on the larger timeframe Nickel is currently trading above 8 month high.
MCX Copper peaked out during 28th Aug 2013 made a high around Rs513.05/Kg since then MCX Copper is in long term downtrend and currently trading around Rs313.6/kg. It is believed that struggling Chinese economy is the reason for the bear market in copper prices. To be noted China is the largest copper consumer (roughly 40 per cent of global copper consumption).