Like the rest of the metals complex, copper is finding moderate pressure early today. Sluggish global equity markets appears to have started the metals markets off on a weaker footing, and it is also possible that lingering talk of a hard landing in China from the prior trading session contributed to the weakness in copper prices during overnight trading. While copper prices were also initially pressured by adverse currency market action, the Euro has since recovered and that should leave copper prices taking some direction from a private US home price survey release this morning.