Bryan Leighton's Blog Posts Tagged 'FCX' (49)

Base Metals Catch An Early Bid

This morning, all of the leading base and industrial metal stocks are catching a bid higher. It is important to note that this sector has been very weak since the start of the year. A case can be made that the leading base and industrial metal stocks have been weak since March 2011. One of the leading stocks in the sector is Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:FCX). This stock is very oversold on the daily chart and is really due for a short term bounce. Today, FCX stock is…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on May 16, 2012 at 10:39am — No Comments

Bottom In The Making: Miners Reverse Off Lows Again

For the second time in a week, the miners have reversed off early lows. Stocks like Goldcorp Inc. (USA) (NYSE:GG), Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX) and Yamana Gold Inc. (USA) (NYSE:AUY) are all off their lows, trying to move to the positive side in an ugly market sell off. These stock have all been hammered in recent months, trading at or near 52 week lows. This second reversal in a week speaks of a possible bottom forming in the sector. Stocks like Goldcorp could be…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on May 14, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments

The Market Savior

Last night, the S&P 500 Index e-mini futures (ES-M2) traded as low as 1344.75 per contract. This afternoon, the major stock market indexes are trading basically flat. Believe it or not, the S&P 500 Index e-mini futures are trading higher by 5.50 points to 1368.00 per contract. So what saved the markets today? Simply put; it is the same thing that has saved the markets for the past ten years, the falling U.S. Dollar Index. In the overnight trading session the U.S. Dollar Index…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on May 7, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments

The Greenback Effect

Every trader and investor in the world should be following the U.S. Dollar Index futures (DX-M2) once the major stock indexes open for trading in the United States. Often when the U.S. Dollar Index starts to decline and trade lower the major stock and commodity indexes will inflate and trade off of the lows. This morning, all of the major stock indexes are selling sharply lower in a broad based decline. In the past, the one way that the markets have shaved the intra-day loss has been…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 9, 2012 at 10:41am — No Comments

Copper Looks Tarnished

Copper is known to be a leading stock market indicator by many traders and investors. The highly used industrial metal will represent global growth when it trades higher. On the flip side, when copper declines it will usually tell investors that the economy is contracting or slowing down. Copper has lagged the major stock indexes since last year. This morning, the iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEARCA:JJC) is trading lower by 0.96 cents to $49.02 a share. Short…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 4, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

Metals Rally As Dollar Fades

Generally, the leading industrial, and precious metal stocks will be the first equities to catch a bid when the U.S. Dollar Index declines intra-day. This morning, traders can easily see how the SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSEARCA:GLD), ProShares Ultra Silver (ETF) (NYSEARCA:AGQ), and the PowerShares DB Gold Double Long ETN (NYSEARCA:DGP) are all catching an early bid as the dollar retreats from the open. All of these trading vehicles will signal inflation in the stocks market and that is…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 2, 2012 at 10:41am — No Comments

Base Metal Stocks React Poorly To The Bernake

This morning, all of the leading base metal stocks are fading from their gap higher open. Around 8:00 am EST, the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke stated that he would consider more accommodating policies for the U.S. economy in order to stimulate job growth. This statement crushed the U.S. Dollar Index futures (DX-M2) and spiked the stock markets higher. At the start of the day, leading commodity and base metal stocks such as Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:FCX),…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on March 26, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments

Three Reasons Why The World Should Fear A China Slowdown

So many talking heads in the financial media continue to say that they do not care about the Chinese economy. They continue to pound the table that as long as the U.S. market inflates who cares about what happens to China. Well, every investor should be concerned about a China slowdown; I'll cover the top three the reasons why.



First, the Chinese economy has led the global stock markets higher since 2008. Traders and investors should know that the Shanghai Index…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on March 20, 2012 at 11:22am — No Comments

Base Metals Remain The Weak Link

This morning, all of the leading base metal stocks are declining lower. Leading stocks such as Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:FCX), Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO), BHP Billiton Ltd (NYSE:BHP), and Tech Resources Ltd (NYSE:TCK) are all coming under early selling pressure. The catalyst for today's decline in the base metal stocks are certainly due to the poor performance in the Chinese markets last night. The highly important Shanghai Index (China) closed lower by 2.60 percent…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on March 14, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments

Base Metal Stocks Slide Without Greece

This morning, all of the leading base metal stocks are declining lower. Normally, the catalyst for the weakness in the base metal stocks is the weak European markets and the problems in Greece. Today, the catalyst for the sell off in the leading base metal and commodity stocks is the weakness in the Chinese growth forecast for 2012. Leading base metal stocks such as Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:FCX), Southern Copper Corp (NYSE:SCCO), BHP Billiton Ltd (NYSE:BHP), and…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on March 5, 2012 at 10:19am — No Comments

Metal And Mining Stocks Are In Play

The leading base metal and mining stocks all started the day declining at the open. This is common to see when the U.S. Dollar Index is strong before the opening bell. Leading stocks such as Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:FCX), BHP Billiton Ltd (NYSE:BHP), Southern Copper Corp (NYSE:SCCO), and Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) will usually trade inverse to the U.S. Dollar. These stocks have rebounded off of their morning lows as soon as the U.S. Dollar Index declined. Nearly everyday…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on February 27, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments

U.S. Dollar Plummets, That Is All you Need To Know

This morning, the U.S. Dollar Index is declining and that is helping to inflate the major stock indexes once again. Normally, energy and commodity stocks will be the first equities to inflate when the U.S. Dollar declines, however, these days everything in the market including technology stocks will inflate as soon as the U.S. Dollar dips. It seems that the institutional traders simply have the computers set to buy the markets on any decline in the greenback.…



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Added by Bryan Leighton on February 24, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments

The U.S. Dollar Index Drives Every Move

Once again, the U.S. Dollar Index futures (DX H2) declined at 9:30am EST to help keep the major stock indexes from declining further. Nearly every trading day that the U.S. Dollar Index starts the day higher; then proceeds to fade once the stock market opens. Traders must remember, if the U.S. Dollar Index rallies higher throughout the trading day the major stock indexes will likely come under some selling pressure. The trading volume is extremely light today as the majority of market…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on February 6, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

It's A Dollar Story

For over ten years now the major stock indexes have traded inverse to the U.S. Dollar Index. That inverse relationship is back in full force today. Anyone can easily see how the S&P 500 Index e-mini futures (ES H2) jumped off the morning lows as soon as the U.S. Dollar Index tumbled lower. All traders and investors should have a chart of the U.S. Dollar Index futures (DX H2) up at all times. If traders do not have the U.S. Dollar Index chart available the PowerShares DB US Dollar…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on January 27, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments

Copper Finally Pulls Back

Copper has been in rallying mode since December 15, 2011. At that time, the iPath Dow Jones Copper Subindex Total return ETN (NYSEARCA:JJC) was trading as low as $42.64 a share. This morning, the JJC is trading lower by 0.57 cents to $48.56 a share. Short term traders can watch for intra-day support around the $48.40, and $47.85 levels.



Southern Copper Corp (NYSE:SCCO), and Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:FCX) are also two leading copper producers…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on January 20, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

Metals Pop On Dollar Weakness, Can They Hold?

All of the major leading industrial metal producers are trading higher this morning. The catalyst for the move higher in these stocks is the weaker U.S. Dollar Index. These days the inverse relationship between the U.S. Dollar and the major stock indexes has decoupled due to the light volume in the market, however, a weak dollar still helps to inflate commodities.



Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:FCX) is the world's leading copper producer. This stock…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on January 12, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments

Commodity Stocks Drop On The Back Of Dollar Strength

This morning, all of the leading commodity stocks are coming under sharp selling pressure. The catalyst for the decline in the commodity sectors and the major stock market indexes is the stronger U.S. Dollar. Today, the U.S. Dollar Index futures (DX Z1) are trading higher by 0.40 cents to $78.95 per contract. To make a long story short, when the dollar rallies higher the major stock and commodity sectors will deflate and trade lower. Every trade is essentially a trade on the U.S.…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on December 8, 2011 at 10:55am — No Comments

Industrial Metals Break Like Glass

All of the leading industrial metal stocks are trading sharply lower this morning. When there are signs of an economic slowdown this sector will usually come under selling pressure. Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:FCX) is a leading copper producer that is trading lower by $1.07 to $35.87 a share. This stock should have intra-day chart support around the $35.00 and $34.00 levels. Many traders and investors follow copper very closely as a leading economic indicator.…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on November 21, 2011 at 10:50am — No Comments

Industrial Metals Head South For The Winter

Many traders and investors follow the industrial metals very closely as a leading indicator. The legendary trader Jesse Livermore used to say that copper was one of the most important industrial metals that a trader could track. He said copper would tell the investor where the economy was headed. Today, the leading copper stocks have sold off from the morning gap higher open and this is worth noting.



Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:FCX) is considered…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on November 10, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments

There Is Only One Way To Get It Up

This morning, the U.S. Dollar Index futures (DX Z1) are declining ahead of the opening bell. Whenever the U.S. Dollar Index declines the major stock indexes around the world will inflate and trade higher. If and when the U.S. Dollar Index rallies or trades higher the major stock indexes will deflate and trade lower. The bottom line, if this stock market is to trade higher the U.S. Dollar Index must weaken and trade lower. Essentially, every trade is a trade on the U.S. Dollar at this…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on November 8, 2011 at 9:53am — No Comments

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