What’s Up, What’s Down: Platinum’s New Contract High Close

Comments for Friday, January 15, 2010

Looking Ahead to Today by Reflecting Back at Thursday’s Price Action


Higher closes for silver, gold, platinum and copper. All of the metals continue to be in up-trends with still no changes technically. Copper is still in a strong uptrend overall while consolidating over the last week but the 33050 price basis the March contract is an important price to hold. Gold and silver should both continue working higher but the action has been choppy. Platinum’s made a new CONTRACT HIGH CLOSE looking the strongest of all the metals at this time.

Copper Chart

Platinum Chart

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