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Silver Update: Who Shot The Sheriff?

Aibek Burabayev - INO.com Contributor - Metals

Silver started October with a long bullish candle. The next day I wrote a post that Silver could reach higher highs, and long positions are favorable from the risk/reward point of view. The metal rocketed more than $1 from the posted price ($15.229), but caught the “bullet” in the sky and fell “dead”.

Below is the reconstruction of my chart from that post to see where the metal reached and what levels were broken back.

Silver Daily: After Crash

Daily Silver Chart
Chart courtesy of tradingview.com

Silver has managed to overshoot the distance of the green ab segment by 0.382 (at 1.382 Fibonacci expansion ratio) and has outweighed Gold’s progress that it couldn’t overshoot. The entire segment has fit into a single month of October from the trough to the peak on October 28th. Gold peaked earlier on October 15th and didn’t make new highs after that. [Read more...]

Silver Update: Risk/Reward Ratio Favors Longs (1:4)

Aibek Burabayev - INO.com Contributor - Metals

Back in September, I posted a Silver update with the very promising title, "The Time Has Come," where I suggested both target and time for this fading downside move. The target at the $13.7 level hadn’t been reached as buyers did not wait to buy on the dips and had followed Gold to the upside beyond $15, but the time goal (which I stressed in the title) worked out perfectly according to the Fibonacci time zone extension. The downtrend exhaustion appeared in September and it has been really wasting away as not only the low, but also the high of September have both been trapped in the shadow of August (margins have been highlighted in two black dashed parallel horizontal lines). Below the chart, I am going to expand on the prospects of the current reversal.

Chart courtesy of TradingView.com

Laozi said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” and the above daily chart shows us important details that can’t be seen on the monthly chart. Here we can see the last steps of the previous “journey” down and the first “step” for the way up. [Read more...]

Conspiracy Facts Show Metal Prices Have to Rise

Even in a frozen metals price market, it only takes one event to shake off the paper manipulation keeping prices below what supply and demand fundamentals of a free market would dictate. And when that correction comes, it could happen quickly. In this interview with The Gold Report, The Morgan Report Publisher David Morgan shares his favorite ways to own leverage to metal prices upside while protecting against junior mining risk.

Gold and Silver Bars

The Gold Report: You and David Smith recently wrote a piece titled "Gold and Silver: Heading for a Blue Screen of Death Event." You compared the gut-wrenching panic of suddenly facing a computer that stops working with a precious metals market that seems frozen, in the case of gold, in sub-$1,200/ounce ($1,200/oz) limbo. But then you suggested that, like a Windows operating system, the metal could be rebooted on its way to once again hitting $1,900/oz. What would it take for something like that to occur? How do you hit Control-Alt-Delete on a commodity? [Read more...]

Year To Date Dynamics: Metals Versus Top Assets

Aibek Burabayev - INO.com Contributor - Metals

Today I prepared for you the year-to-date comparative dynamics of the metals versus the top financial instruments including the Dollar Index, crude oil and the S&P 500 index.

Gold Comparison Chart
Chart courtesy of TradingView.com

As seen in the above graph, half of the instruments started the year on an upbeat tune, lead by Silver and followed by Gold, Platinum and the Dollar Index. The other half started with a nose-diving fall, especially crude oil followed by Copper, Palladium and the S&P 500 bringing up the rear. [Read more...]

Silver Update: The Time Has Come

Aibek Burabayev - INO.com Contributor - Metals

The less you watch, the more you see the whole picture. The last time I posted a Silver update was three months ago, and nothing much has happened in the market, but the attitude has changed with a fresh look. Let's take a look at the details on the chart below.

Chart courtesy of TradingView.com

In my last Silver update, I had said that in the current downtrend it was preferable to take short positions with good protective stops just above resistance and the range had been defined within the $15-18.5 margins. Indeed, the price had broken below the $15 support level and dipped lower, testing the December 2014 low at the $14 level which would open the door to interim support at $12 level. This attack was repelled in the previous month and the market closed almost in between the $14-15 level at $14.60. [Read more...]

Silver Is In Fashion But Not For Investors

Aibek Burabayev - INO.com Contributor - Metals

This week I have prepared a Silver macro data analysis with diagrams and added a technical outlook for "dessert".

Supply and Demand

Silver Supply and Demand

Chart: Aibek Burabayev; Data source: GFMS, Thomson Reuters / The Silver institute

Back in 2005, both supply and demand for Silver were below 1 billion ounces (Boz) and were well balanced with a small deficit of 7.3 million ounces (Moz). Since then they have risen with different speed and in 2014 both broke up that level. As seen on the chart above, the supply of Silver is quite stable with a narrow 889-1073 Moz range in past 10 years. 2010 (growth in mining and scrap supply) and 2014 (10 year record mining production) are the highest years of supply. [Read more...]

Gold Ratios: One Is Free, The Other Is Next!

Aibek Burabayev - INO.com Contributor - Metals

Gold/WTI Ratio: Free To Fly!

Chart courtesy of Tradingview.com

Today for the first time I will analyze this crazy ratio. Just look at the monthly chart above, compared to the dead market in the direct Gold/US dollar cross it is so wildly volatile. It jumps to either side easily like a bullet ricocheting.

This ratio is contained within a very wide range between 6 and 29 WTI barrels per troy ounce of Gold, highlighted in two blue parallel lines. For 12 years, Gold had been weakening compared to WTI Oil (highlighted by falling orange trendline). In between, only once in 1998, we can see a false break up of the downtrend which quickly lost its momentum and the ratio fell back below the line. Gold was falling despite the growing Gold/USD price. The metal almost doubled its price, but at the same time it appeared at the bottom of the ratio and what is more surprising is that when Gold tripled its USD price, it again touched the bottom at 6 barrels per troy ounce. Indeed, it was an Oil boom, not a Gold boom. [Read more...]

Gold And Silver Monthly: Monumental

Aibek Burabayev - INO.com Contributor - Metals

Comparison of Dollar Counterparts

4H Dollar Chart
Chart courtesy of Tradingview.com

In the above monthly comparison chart, I put in all of the main Dollar rivals and the Dollar index itself, which is shown inverse (100 was divided into DXY). As we can clearly see, all instruments fell dramatically last summer and didn't stop in the autumn of 2014. The black rectangle shows the area where Gold started decoupling with the rest of the Dollar counterparts. It was last September when Gold stopped falling. EURUSD is the most precise copy of the Dollar Index. Crude oil had slightly different behavior last month with less downside momentum. Therefore, all trade setups for more than half a year couldn't be accurate if they were based on pure Dollar dynamics. Gold stalled in the past waiting for a clear and powerful signal to break out of current the sideways action. The main question is, [Read more...]

Gold And Silver: Just K.I.S.S!

Aibek Burabayev - INO.com Contributor - Metals

Old friends and new guests, thank you very much for the comments and discussions regarding my post last week. One thing was clear… you prefer classic trend line charts! I will try to keep it short and simple from now and on. I will keep Elliott Wave for more liquid and crowd trending markets, like stocks and indices, where they work better.


Chart courtesy of Tradingview.com

Last week Gold was very tricky compared to the other Dollar rivals. For example, the Euro and Crude oil are creeping up, while Gold did the opposite and squeezed out buyers. Yesterday, sellers couldn't escape either and got stopped out.

The price touched the downside for the second time and Gold shaped the Descending Triangle pattern which is highlighted in red. A breakout happened today above $1200. It means that we will watch the continuation of an uptrend (highlighted in blue). The target is calculated as a sum of the breakout and the height of the Triangle, which is located at $1246 area. [Read more...]

Silver Price Could be Headed to $12

Written by: Octafinance.com

Even though we are long-term bullish on gold and silver we are negative medium-term. The Silver chart shows a technical setup with a possible target of a $12 per ounce.

Long-Term Silver Price Chart Still Positive

There is so much to see on the silver chart that we feel obligated to share our interpretations for the future price movement. We will start with the big picture. The whole move of 180%+ from $18 to $50 between 2010 and 2011 had only a minor correction. When the price crossed the upper channel of the long-term chart going back to 2002, it alerted us that silver is out of sync with normal markets.

Source: Rightedgesystems + Octafinance Interpretations

Of course as with any parabolic movement, the trend was not sustainable. Silver couldn’t break $50 per ounce barrier and sellers' came. The CME also increased the margins which forced all longs to cover (sell), as the sentiment was more than positive “98% of all traders were bullish silver” according to the Daily Sentiment Index (DSI). What happened after that is obvious from the chart, silver experienced a few technical setups that all broke down, reverting the parabolic movement to the upside down. Now based on the long-term support line formed during the last 13 years, we have a support around $11-$12 per ounce. [Read more...]

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