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Silver Market Update - Big Trouble Ahead?

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April 9, 2017 - 10:10am

Silver’s latest charts show that it is set up for a potentially severe decline, a situation that is aggravated by its latest COTs and Hedgers charts showing record extreme readings, which mean BIG TROUBLE for silver.

Now, you might think, like so many traders did on Friday morning, that with Cruise Missiles flying around the Mid-East, the outlook for the Precious Metals couldn’t be better, but the charts are saying that this is an opportunity – on the short side – dressed up in a crisis that will soon ease. Action in silver on Friday was very bearish as we can see on its 6-month chart below – it tried to break higher in the morning but the breakout attempt failed and it dropped back, zig-zagging around and leaving behind a high volume “Spinning Top” candlestick on its chart, so that it looks like it is about to break down from a Double Top with its highs of late February.


The 1-year chart shows silver perched on the edge of a cliff, at the top of a big expanding downtrend channel with no relief in sight until it reaches the support level shown, and COTs and Hedgers charts show that it could drop much further – to the lower boundary of this expanding channel.


The risk of silver tipping into a potentially severe decline from here is amplified by its latest COT chart readings, which show that Commercial short and Large Spec long positions have risen to at least one-year extremes. This is viewed as meaning BIG TROUBLE for silver.

Click on chart to popup a larger, clearer version.
The gravity of the situation facing silver is made even more clear by the latest Hedgers’ chart, which shows that Hedgers’ positions are at all-time bearish extremes. This chart makes it extremely unlikely that silver will or can advance from here – more likely is a severe decline back towards the lower boundary of the expanding channel shown on silver’s 1-year chart above. Needless to say, the grim outlook for silver set out here also has bearish implications for gold, where the COT and Hedgers’ charts are nowhere near as decisive.

 

Click on chart to popup a larger, clearer version. Chart courtesy of sentimentrader.com
Experienced traders will doubtless be able to find ways to turn this situation to their advantage.

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About Clive Maund

The years following 2005 saw the boom phase of the Gold and Silver bullmarket, until they peaked in 2011. While there is ongoing debate about whether that was the final high, it is not believed to be because of the continuing global debasement of fiat. Th

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