Silver Market Update

By: Clive Maund | Sun, Aug 3, 2014
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Originally published August 3rd, 2014.

We called the exact top in silver to the day in the last update 3 weeks ago, as it has since reacted back. Although a brief relief rally now looks likely, the still extreme COT readings suggest that silver has just put in an intermediate top. On its 6-month chart we can see how it has reacted back from the peak to arrive at an area of support at its principal moving averages, with its earlier overbought condition having completely unwound. This set of circumstances makes a bounce likely. However the COT structure has barely eased in recent weeks, which means that any rally here is likely to be short-lived and followed by renewed decline.

Silver 6-Month Chart

The 1-year chart for gold is shown below for the purposes of comparing it to the COT chart immediately below it...

Silver 1-Year Chart

Commercial short and Large Spec long positions are still at a very high level, having only eased marginally last week. This is not good news for silver bulls, and suggests that, near-term rally or not, silver is likely to drop back to the $18 area at the supporting trendline of its major uptrend channel shown on its long-term 15-year chart lower down the page, and possibly lower. Bulls will want to see the COTs ease considerably on such a drop.

Silver COT
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The 4-year chart for silver doesn't exactly look to hot, although this should be viewed in conjunction with the 15-year lower down the page.

Silver 4-Year Chart

Other than the admittedly scary COT chart, the long-term 15-year chart for silver still looks good, as it is now in a zone of strong support above the support of its long-term uptrend line.

Silver 15-Year Chart



Clive Maund

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