The Canadian Technician

Metals are Finding Buyers


There are some nice charts that have been shaping up in the industrial metals area lately.

Steel Dynamics (STLD) is breaking out to 8-month highs and is just short of new 52-week highs. As the industrial economy starts to pick up, these names could be well-suited for a big push higher. The SCTR is right around the 75 level and is holding up there better than it has at any time in the last two years. The PPO is at 2-year highs as well. Compared to the $SPX (shown in purple), there is a moderate uptrend of outperformance.

ROCK continues to make additional steps higher. This chart is one of the steel leaders.

Hudbay Minerals (HBM) is another nice chart. This week, it is bouncing off support around $4. The stock recently made new 52-week highs, pulled back and now looks like it is resuming the uptrend.

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I continue to follow some of these industrial metal names. They look set to break higher in a big way. Steel is one of the biggest raw materials in solar fields.

Good trading,
Greg Schnell, CMT, MFTA
Senior Technical Analyst,
Author, Stock Charts For Dummies

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Greg Schnell
About the author: , CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at specializing in intermarket and commodities analysis. He is also the co-author of Stock Charts For Dummies (Wiley, 2018). Based in Calgary, Greg is a board member of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts (CSTA) and the chairman of the CSTA Calgary chapter. He is an active member of both the CMT Association and the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). Learn More
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