Copper Technical Analysis – Key resistance in sight

The weakness in the global manufacturing sector and
especially in the Chinese economy have been weighing a lot on Copper prices. We
had a good rally after the Chinese inflation data raised the risks of deflation
in China and the market expected more easing measures from the central bank.
Unfortunately, those expectations were wrong and the PBoC didn’t do anything on
the rates front causing a disappointment in the market and another selloff. On
Monday, China pledged more stimulus to support
the economy and Copper prices rallied consequently.

Copper Technical Analysis –
Daily Timeframe

On the daily chart, we can see that after the news
of more stimulus coming from China, Copper rallied again all the way back to
the key 3.9575 resistance where we
have also the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level.
The buyers will need the price to break above this strong level to get the
conviction for more upside and target the 4.1855 swing level.

Copper Technical Analysis –
4 hour Timeframe

On the 4 hour chart, we can see that the first try
of a breakout failed and the price got rejected from the resistance as the
sellers stepped in to position for another low. We can notice that the price
action is forming a major ascending triangle pattern.
The price can break on either side of such patterns, but what follows a
breakout is generally a strong move. So, this is something to watch out for.

Copper Technical Analysis –
1 hour Timeframe

On the 1 hour chart, we can see that the
price is testing a strong support level where we have the previous swing high
level and the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level. The buyers may lean on this
level with a defined risk below to target the breakout. The sellers, on the other
hand, will want to see the price breaking lower to pile in and extend the fall
into the 3.8245 support.

Upcoming Events

The most likely report that can move the
market will be the US Jobless Claims on
Thursday. The data needs to deviate notably from the expected figures though as
numbers more or less in line with expectations are unlikely to be market moving.
Anyway, a big miss should weigh on Copper as the market may get some
recessionary vibes, while a big beat should support the Copper prices as the
soft-landing narrative would remain intact.

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