As with a host of other physical commodity markets, an improving macro economic vibe overnight has been widely thought to have supported copper prices going into this morning's trading. Given the magnitude of the copper market's recent washout, many traders would not be surprised with am aggressive recovery for prices during today's trading. However, a large portion of the macro economic optimism may be due to hopes that the latest EU debt plan will be approved and that this package will be large enough to stand up to market pressure. A minor loss of production in Chile may provide additional strength to prices today. Asian copper prices overnight were posting modest gains, suggesting for some traders that this current optimism may have developed during European trading this morning. LME Copper Stocks were 469,350 tons, up 3,825 tons.