Silverís post plunge relief rally was considerably weaker and more stunted than goldís, and with it now back near to its April plunge lows after the drop last week, the chances are considered high that it will break to new lows soon. That said, its latest COTs and sentiment indicators are now strongly bullish, so that although it may well break to lower lows soon, it is thought unlikely that there will be much downside follow through before it hits bottom. We can see all this on its 9-month chart below, and how it is clinging on by its fingernails to the support at the April lows. Before leaving this chart, notice the large gap between the price and the 200-day moving average, which just by itself is a positive factor.
On its 8-year chart silver looks to have broken down on high volume from the long-term uptrend shown, although this uptrend is rather loose and undefined. By itself this is clearly not a favorable development, but it is countered by the now strongly bullish COTs and sentiment indicators which suggest that an important bottom is close at hand. This is why it is considered probable that, although some further short-term weakness is likely, the price will bottom near the strong support shown in the $19 - $20 area (this strong support continues down to about $17) in coming weeks.
The long-term 20-year chart shows that the important and strong support in the $17 - $20 area is underpinned by a long-term uptrend line.
The latest silver COT chart is at its most bullish for a very long time, with Commercial short and Large Spec long positions at a very low level.
The longer-term COT chart shown below gives added perspective and suggests that silver is close to bottoming here.
The Public Opinion chart for silver below shows that bullishness towards silver is close to its lowest levels in recent years, which is another contrarian bullish indication.
Finally, seasonals for silver are negative in June, but swing back to positive in July. By itself the seasonal chart below points to short-term weakness followed by a low and basing action before the price takes off higher again.
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