In this article we are going to look at a range of copper stocks that are believed to be at good entry points, the main reason being that after a long period of consolidation, copper itself looks set to break out soon into another major upleg against the background of surging inflation that should drive most commodities much higher, especially gold and silver.
On copper’s 2-year chart we can see that after a vigorous bull-market uptrend from its pan selloff panic lows in March of 2020, copper settled into a long period of consolidation from last May that has taken the form of a bullish Bowl pattern. With the Bowl boundary now rising at an increasing rate towards the resistance marking the upper boundary of the pattern, a breakout into a major new uptrend is looking increasingly likely soon, especially as upside volume is starting to build and the Accumulation line is already making new highs. Such a breakout would “light a fire” below the best copper stocks, so we will now proceed to look at a range of them.
Allied Copper Corp. (CPR:TSX; CPRRF:OTCQB), C$0.23, $0.176
Allied Copper is believed to have been basing since mid-December, and with some largish white candles starting to appear on the chart this month and its Accumulation line also picking up nicely, it is well placed to advance out of this potential base.
"Copper itself looks set to break out soon into another major upleg against the background of surging inflation that should drive most commodities much higher, especially gold and silver."
Libero Copper and Gold Corp. (LBC:TSX.V:, LBCMF:OTCQB), C$0.50, $0.39
A rather neat Cup & Handle base appears to be completing in Libero beneath a line of resistance in the C$0.54 – C$0.57 zone.
With the Handle part of the pattern being rather small in relation to the Cup, we are aware that this Handle could become larger before breakout occurs, but that said the bullish volume pattern and strong Accumulation line coupled with copper looking like it wants to “get on with it” soon suggest that it won’t be long until it breaks out the top of this base pattern, and it is accordingly rated a strong buy in this area.
Libero is a copper stock that we have looked at in the not too distant past.
Although Red Metal hasn’t been around long in its present form as a stock, what chart history there is looks decidedly positive with a bullish volume pattern and strong On-balance Volume making new highs.
It is therefore expected to break out of its current trading range into a bull market soon and is rated a speculative buy here.
Universal Copper Ltd. (UNV:TSX;3TA2:FSE), C$0.09, $0.08
Although Universal Copper has given back all of the gains resulting from its sharp rally in the middle of January, the volume pattern remains strongly bullish with the persistent heavy volume driving that rally giving way to a reaction back on much lighter volume which is why its On-balance Volume line has held up so well, which suggests that it will soon start higher from the support level that it is now hovering above.
The wide trend channel shown is provisional but gives us a general idea of how overbought / oversold it is, and right now with it close to the lower rail of this channel, it is rated as oversold and ready to advance.
World Copper Ltd. (WCU:TSX; WCUFF:OTCQB), C$0.85, $0.695
World Copper has a very positive chart with a fine strong uptrend clearly still in force, and right now it appears to be beginning a new upleg following a reaction back to important support and to contact the lower rail of the channel.
The Accumulation line is already close to making new highs and we can expect the price to do likewise and by a comfortable margin if copper breaks out and takes off higher again, as looks increasingly likely soon.
End of article.
Originally posted on 11 February 2022.
Clive Maund has been president of www.clivemaund.com, a successful resource sector website, since its inception in 2003. He has 30 years' experience in technical analysis and has worked for banks, commodity brokers and stockbrokers in the City of London. He holds a Diploma in Technical Analysis from the UK Society of Technical Analysts.
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