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Commodity chart of the day - Daily Silver

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Hi-Ho silver as the next leg higher appears to be under way. Prices of December silver futures have advanced nearly 15% in the last month. In fact prices have traded up to their 200 day MA, a level that has not been penetrated since February when prices were trading close to $35/ounce.

Prices have advanced in a relatively short time frame but take a look at the big picture over the last 1 ½ - 2 years and silver is 17% off its lowest prices and 38% off its highest price. While I do not think there will be an immediate leap back near $50/ounce I do expect prices to make it to those levels again in the coming years.

My favored plays are either bull call spreads into 2013 or getting long futures while simultaneously selling out of the money calls 1:1. With a close above the 200 day MA my target is $34.50 into the fall ... trade accordingly.

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Source: Commodity Chart Of The Day: Silver