The Tide May Be Shifting for Copper as it Crosses Above Its 20 Day Moving Average

The Hourly View for Copper

  • At the time of this writing, HG1’s price is up $0 (0.02%) from the hour prior.
  • It’s been a feast for bulls operating on an hourly timeframe, as Copper has now gone up 4 of the past 5 hours.
  • If you’re a trend trader, consider that the strongest clear trend on the hourly chart exists on the 50 hour timeframe.
  • Price action traders may also wish to note that we see a pin bar candlestick pattern on Copper. Given that we see an uptrend on the 10 hourly candle timeframe, and that such candlestick patterns often denote reversals, this may be worth noting.
  • The moving averages on the hourly timeframe suggest a choppiness in price, as the 20, 50, 100 and 200 are all in a mixed alignment — meaning the trend across timeframes is inconsistent, indicating a potential opportunity for rangebound traders.

The Daily View for Copper

  • At the moment, HG1’s price is down $-0.05 (-1.31%) from the day prior.
  • This move is a reversal from the day prior, which saw price move up.
  • As for the trend on the daily timeframe, we see the clearest trend on the 100 day timeframe.
  • Most noteworthy in the world of moving averages on the daily chart is that the 20 day moving average has been crossed, with price now being below it. The moving averages on the daily timeframe suggest a bullishness in price, as the 20, 50, 100 and 200 are all in a bullish alignment — meaning the shorter durations are above the longer duration averages, implying a sound upward trend.

Below is a daily price chart of Copper.


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