Silver road map

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  • on April 25th, 2011


We’ve been talking about shorting the silver top (and alluded to wanting 50 reversal on weekend) now in one post after another.   Last night silver traded up 7%, possibly at least partially on rumors that China would start dumping USD for hard assets.    Silver rallied to the very symbolic 50 level and reversed, now down 9% just from last night’s high.


If you want to buy the dip, here’s your road map.   In our experience it’s never a good idea to start picking at bottoms on the first day of a reversal.  The price-action is simply too heavy.

We wrote a few times about the change of angle of ascent — something that often precedes short-term tops.   Note now that silver is testing the steep trend-line.  We believe this will break soon.  The second line of defense is much sturdier, and it currently is around $40 on the $SI_F.    We’d be buyers on this secondary less steep trend-line.

Updated chart — note how trend-line broke and now has been regained.   For day-traders the low 44.61 now is the first floor.


What if you don’t trade futures?  Well, let’s take a look then at $SLV.   Instead of the 50 top we have here the $47 top.  Note how strongly it bounced today on the steep trend-line.  This most likely will break tomorrow.  Again, be careful going long on the steep trend-lines.  Risk/reward is often much better on the longer time-frame, milder ascent trend-line.

Secondary trend-line is currently also at $40.


If you want the silver miners there is a great spot coming up near 26.5 on $SIL


If you like the junior gold miners (plus a few silver) then $GDXJ has a nice support area near 36.

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