Commodity Chart Of The Day: Silver

Oct.24.12 | About: iShares Silver (SLV)

Commodity Chart Of The Day

Daily Silver

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In the last three weeks, silver prices have traded lower by almost 10%, losing better than $3/ounce in December futures. As the chart above shows, a 38.2% Fibonacci retracement has occurred with this contract, finding mild support at that level. I view this as more than a pause than the conclusion of selling, and see more depreciation in the weeks to come.

I do not see prices violating the trend line drawn off the summer lows and as a buyer, the closer futures get to that level, the more aggressive I would become on behalf of clients. The dark blue line that currently resides at $30.25 is the 100 day MA, and prices should get close to that level, in my opinion. I suggest using the $30.75-29.70 as an exit window for shorts, and also as a buy zone.

Traders that are in bearish trade are likely trading December contracts, but when reversing, if that is what you choose to do, I would be trading a combination of December 2012 contracts and March 2103 contracts. In the coming weeks, I expect to have various futures and option strategies, as I see prices closer to $35/ounce into early next year. Given the chance to buy near $30/ounce is a great opportunity, in my opinion.

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