Silver Prices At Risk Of A Major Crash Soon

April 13, 2017 7:40am NYSE:SLV

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From The Gold Report: Silver’s latest charts show that it is set up for a potentially severe decline, says technical analyst Clive Maund.


6-month Silver Chart

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 Mideast, 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.

6-month Silver Chart

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.

1-Year Silver Chart

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.

Silver COT

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.

Silver Hedgers Position
Chart courtesy of sentimentrader.com

The iShares Silver Trust ETF (NYSE:SLV) rose $0.12 (+0.69%) in premarket trading Thursday. Year-to-date, SLV has gained 15.55%, versus a 4.70% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.

SLV currently has an ETF Daily News SMART Grade of B (Buy), and is ranked #7 of 33 ETFs in the Precious Metals ETFs category.


This article is brought to you courtesy of The Gold Report.


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