Commodity charts are breaking out left and right. Today, the Copper Miners ETF (COPX) tried to break out and make new 52-week highs. This might give a pullback as you can see the ballistic move up to retest the old highs. It should definitely go on a watch list.
The Steel ETF (SLX) broke out to new 52-week highs last week. The Aluminum chart also broke out. Gold and Silver also had a good week. Gold and Silver have made significant seasonal lows in December the last few years. All of these metal related stocks are just starting to break out. This looks like a great setup for significant leadership.
On this weeks Commodities Countdown With Greg Schnell 2017-12-21, I spent a significant portion of time discussing how the metals trade could be shaping up to be the trade of 2018. New year, new sector?
About the author:Greg Schnell, CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at StockCharts.com specializing in intermarket and commodities analysis. Based in Calgary, he 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 Market Technicians Association (MTA) and the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).
Greg is also the co-author of Stock Charts for Dummies (Wiley, 2018).
Greg joined StockCharts.com in 2012 and has be instrumental in helping launch a variety of new blogs and other commentary platforms. Presently, Greg contributes market analysis commentary to The Canadian Technician, Commodities Countdown and Don't Ignore This Chart blogs.