Dr. Copper’s Head & Shoulders

Dr. Copper is weak and at risk for a downside break, according to Merrill Lynch’s technical team:

Copper futures (aka Dr. Copper) are often used as a proxy for global economic growth expectations. Dr. Copper has a weak chart pattern and the risk is for a significant breakdown that would not bode well for global growth expectations. The dominant pattern is a potential three-year head and shoulders top and the right shoulder of this pattern is a developing bearish head and shoulders continuation pattern.

The annotated chart below shows the H&S top forming, and the key question becomes whether or not the neckline breaks . . .


Copper futures – daily chart

Source: BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, Bloomberg



Dr. Copper is weak and at risk for a downside break
Stephen Suttmeier
Technical Analysis, 10 August 2012

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