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  • Silver Bulls: Downtrend Still Winning 5 comments
    Jun 4, 2014 8:30 AM | about stocks: SLV

    There are some really good articles on silver and gold here on Seeking Alpha at the moment. The one's I like the best are bullish. And I am a precious metals bull. I own both physical and paper (via AGQ) and some miners.

    So, as a "bull" why am I bearish?

    That's easy. It is because I am also a chart guy. Many metals people are.

    So here is why I am bearish.

    The downtrend line is longer, is more powerful, and has been tested more than the support line. The support line shows little energy as compared with the down-force of the downtrend line.

    When the price action clearly breaks the downtrend line, I will review, and perhaps change my feelings. Until then, the bear dominates, as I see it.

    *Source: My favorite chart site:

    Disclosure: I am long AGQ, SLV.

    Additional disclosure: I am modestly long several miners as well as AGQ and SLV.

    Stocks: SLV
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  • EdwardjK
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    I neither down silver or miners. But I have been watching silver prices for about 6 months, and reading lots of commentary about the likely direction of silver prices (up, down, sideways in the short, medium and long term).


    Finally, this is the first silver article that makes sense to me. Well done.
    4 Jun 2014, 09:07 AM Reply Like
  • Stephen Mayo
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    Author’s reply » Thank you!
    4 Jun 2014, 09:41 AM Reply Like
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    That chart tells me silver went from 10 to 50 in a very short time. Already there is an obvious bottom at the cost to mine.
    that bottom is over $20 and more than double the highs of
    a few years back. I bought at $6.
    And there are also the irrepressible premiums, that precurse a breakout. I am in for the long term but I think silver will assert a new bottom at $30 PDQ. mining costs and industrial uses will support $30 right now. So, I see silver at $30, even without a crunch on fiat money. That seems like good insurance. dlc
    16 Jun 2014, 11:56 PM Reply Like
  • Stephen Mayo
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    Author’s reply » Thank you!


    The bottom has indeed held through yesterday. (June 16, 2014)


    The tops are still inside the downward wedge, however. One "rule" is the closer prices get to the tip of the wedge the weaker they get. Meaning the odds of a downward resolution increase.


    However, the little jump up inside the wedge was strong, so I am still saying lower is possible, higher in the longer term.


    Congrats on owning at $6!!!!!
    17 Jun 2014, 07:25 AM Reply Like
  • Stephen Mayo
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    Author’s reply » Today clearly broke the downtrend line. I'd expect a snap back in order that the bears can yack on foolishly. If there is a snap back, it could be the last great buying opportunity for a while.


    I am long AGQ, PSLV.
    19 Jun 2014, 03:11 PM Reply Like
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