The copper market has climbed higher during in early Friday morning trading, which may be a result of a decline in Shanghai copper stocks, rising equity markets and relatively upbeat expectations for the US Non farm payroll report. Like a number of physical commodity markets, copper may be hopeful for a decent US payroll reading, as the March copper contract has already risen close to 26 cents above this week's lows and are also sitting nearly 40 cents above the late November lows. Some traders feel that a Non-Farm payroll number above +120,000 this morning might trigger an upmove towards the highest copper prices since the beginning of November.