Near-Vertical Price Path By FCX Since Our Alert
On March 20, I posted the following technical alert to MPTrader members:
"FCX (Freeport-McMoRan)-- Technically, let's notice that FCX appears to be in the U-Turn phase after the completion of a 7-week 25% corrective period that successfully tested the 200 DMA last week. If the commodity complex has fully corrected its post-pandemic-inflationary spiral bull phase (think Crude Oil, down 46% from its 2022 highs), then FCX with its concentration of Copper, Gold, Silver, and Oil is poised for a resurgence of strength... As long as any forthcoming weakness is contained above the 200 DMA (35.12), I am expecting the price structure to challenge key near-term resistance from 39 to 41, where the developing rally pattern will inform us if FCX is in the grasp of a budding new upleg... Last is 37.51..."
Since the alert, FCX went on to climb to a high at 43.46 this past Friday (April 14), a full 15.9% above the level it was trading at when we first alerted MPTrader members, and nearly 25% above its March pivot low at 34.88. See our daily chart below, which shows the near-vertical price path taken by FCX since the update.
Along the way, I posted a half dozen follow-up posts about the upside technical progress of FCX, as well as alerting members to supportive fundamental factors that could provide a compelling background story for a bullish period for the copper market in particular, and for the industrial metals in general. These factors include the demand implications of the re-open of the post-Covid China economy, the relative supply differential of copper globally, underinvestment (Cap-Ex) of the global mining business in new mining ventures, and potentially game-changing demand for copper required to ramp-up the manufacture of EVs around the world.
Indeed, FCX could well be in the sweet spot of a budding bull market for months or years to come.
What's next for FCX ahead of a possible pause in the global rate hike cycle, and especially heading into FCX earnings this coming Friday, April 21?
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