- Silver breaks through the 100-day SMA support and drops to a nearly two-month low.
- The technical setup favours bearish traders and supports prospects for further losses.
- A sustained strength beyond the $24.00 mark is needed to negate the bearish outlook.
Silver continues losing ground for the second successive day on Tuesday and confirms a fresh bearish breakdown through the 100-day Simple Moving Average (SMA). The white metal maintains its heavily offered tone through the early North American session and currently trades around the $23.25-$23.30 region, just above a nearly two-month low.
The recent repeated failures near the $24.00 round-figure mark and the subsequent slide below a technically significant moving average could be seen as a fresh trigger for bearish traders. Moreover, oscillators on the daily chart are holding deep in the negative territory and are still far from being in the oversold zone. This, in turn, supports prospects for an extension of the recent retracement slide from over a one-year top, around the $26.15 region touched earlier this month.
Some follow-through selling below the $23.00 mark, which coincides with the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of the March-May rally, will reaffirm the negative outlook. The XAG/USD might then accelerate the fall towards intermediate support near the $22.60-$22.55 region before eventually dropping to the 61.8% Fibo. level, around the $22.25-$22.20 region. This is followed by the $22.00 mark, which if broken decisively will set the stage for a further near-term depreciating move.
On the flip side, attempted recovery back above the 100-day SMA, currently around the $23.35 region, is more likely to attract fresh sellers near the 38.2% Fibo. level, around the $23.75 area. This, in turn, should cap the upside for the XAG/USD near the $24.00 round-figure mark. Some follow-through buying beyond the $24.20-$24.25 region, however, might negate the near-term bearish outlook and prompt an aggressive short-covering rally towards the $25.00 psychological mark.
Silver daily chart
Key levels to watch
|Today last price||23.35|
|Today Daily Change||-0.29|
|Today Daily Change %||-1.23|
|Today daily open||23.64|
|Previous Daily High||23.92|
|Previous Daily Low||23.61|
|Previous Weekly High||24.21|
|Previous Weekly Low||23.33|
|Previous Monthly High||26.09|
|Previous Monthly Low||23.57|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||23.73|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||23.8|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||23.52|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||23.41|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||23.21|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||23.84|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||24.04|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||24.15|
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