What’s Up, What’s Down: Mixed for Metal Futures

Comments for Thursday, June 4, 2009


Wednesday saw a higher close for platinum while lower to sharply lower for gold, silver and copper. Copper settled sharply lower but has good support below and still is in a strong uptrend. Gold and silver made new recent highs and then closed lower in a reversal type action with the latter more likely to have a decent size retracement. Silver has good support around 14.000 area basis the July contract. Platinum made a new contract high and had its highest close since the middle of April. I still maintain Buy Signals in Copper, Gold and Silver.

Copper Chart

Gold Chart

Silver Chart

Platinum Chart

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Rick Alexander has been a broker and analyst in the futures business for over thirty years. He is a Vice-President for Sales and Trading at the Zaner Group (www.zaner.com) a Chicago-based futures brokerage firm. If you would like a free booklet explaining the charts mentioned above, email Rick at ralexander@zaner.com.