Doctor Copper: No technical diagnosis yet, warehouse levels surge

The copper price lurks below the SMA 50

Will we install a new happy face or a third pukey face? The mystery of Doctor Copper’s correction continues. The major daily trend is up because the up-trending SMA 200 has held so far. The SMA 50 stands in the way of a resumption of that trend just yet.

This is of course just one component of a macro that is going to go one way (resumed inflationary reflation) or the other (disinflationary and ultimately, liquidation). But it’s a component that a lot of people (and machines) watch for macro economic signals. Hence its honorary PhD in economics.

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Complicating matters is the state of LME warehouse supply. LME levels were tapped out back in the spring but since then there has been a big spike in inventory that has logically gone along with the rise in the copper price. So it’s no longer a bullish tail wind from this perspective for the good Doctor.

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