- Silver gained traction through the first half of the trading action on Wednesday.
- Bulls now await a sustained break through a one-week-old trading range hurdle.
- Sustained weakness below the $25.85-80 support will negate the positive bias.
Silver built on the previous day's goodish rebound from the $25.85-80 support area and gained some follow-through traction on Thursday. The momentum pushed the XAG/USD to one-week tops, around mid-$26.00s during the first half of the trading action.
Bulls, however, struggled to capitalize on the move and the commodity, so far, held below the $26.60-65 strong horizontal resistance. The mentioned barrier also marks the top boundary of a one-week-old trading range and should now act as a key pivotal point.
Meanwhile, technical indicators on the daily chart maintained their bullish bias and have been scaling higher on hourly charts. The set-up supports prospects for an eventual break to the upside and an extension of the recent strong recovery from YTD lows.
That said, it will still be prudent to wait for a sustained break through the trading range hurdle before positioning for any further appreciating move. The subsequent positive move should assist the XAG/USD to aim back to reclaim the $27.00 round figure.
The upward trajectory could get extended to the $27.40 region, a resistance marked by an ascending trend-line extending from late March. Some follow-through buying will negate any negative bias, instead will be seen as a fresh trigger for bullish traders.
On the flip side, the $26.00 mark, followed by the trading range support near the $25.85-80 support now seems to protect the immediate downside. The latter also coincides with the 100-period EMA on the 4-hourly chart, which if broken might prompt aggressive technical selling.
The XAG/USD might then turn vulnerable and fall to the key $25.00 psychological mark en-route the $24.65-60 horizontal support. Bearish traders might then aim to challenge the $24.00 mark ahead of YTD lows, around the $23.80-75 region touched on March 31.
XAG/USD 4-hour chart
Technical levels to watch
|Today last price||26.4|
|Today Daily Change||0.21|
|Today Daily Change %||0.80|
|Today daily open||26.19|
|Previous Daily High||26.3|
|Previous Daily Low||25.84|
|Previous Weekly High||26.64|
|Previous Weekly Low||25.64|
|Previous Monthly High||27.08|
|Previous Monthly Low||23.78|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||26.01|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||26.12|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||25.91|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||25.64|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||25.45|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||26.38|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||26.58|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||26.85|
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