- Silver witnessed some follow-through selling for the second consecutive session on Monday.
- Mixed technical indicators warrant some caution before placing any aggressive directional bets.
Silver extended the previous day's retracement slide from one-and-half-week tops and witnessed some follow-through selling on the first day of a new trading week. This marked the second consecutive day of a negative move and dragged the commodity to two-day lows, around the $27.70 region during the early European session.
From a technical perspective, last week's positive move faltered near the $28.25-30 region, marking a short-term ascending trend-line support breakpoint, now turned resistance. This should now act as a key pivotal point for short-term traders and help determine the next leg of a directional move for the XAG/USD.
Meanwhile, technical indicators on hourly charts have been drifting lower in the bearish territory and support prospects for additional intraday weakness. That said, oscillators on the daily chart – though have been losing the positive momentum – are yet to confirm a bearish bias and warrant some caution for traders.
Hence, any subsequent fall is more likely to find decent support near the $27.40 region, or the lower boundary of a near one-month-old trading range. This is followed by the $27.20 horizontal support and the $27.00 mark, which if broken might be seen as a fresh trigger for bearish traders and prompt aggressive selling.
The next relevant support is pegged near the $26.60 area. Some follow-through selling might turn the XAG/USD vulnerable to accelerate the fall further towards the $26.00 mark. The downward trajectory could further get extended towards challenging the very important 200-day SMA, currently near the $25.75-70 region.
On the flip side, the $28.00 mark now seems to act as an immediate strong resistance ahead of the $28.25-30 supply zone. Sustained strength above has the potential to push the XAG/USD towards monthly tops, around the $28.75 region. Bulls might eventually push the commodity beyond the $29.00 mark, towards testing the $29.40-50 hurdle.
XAG/USD daily chart
Technical levels to watch
|Today last price||27.74|
|Today Daily Change||-0.20|
|Today Daily Change %||-0.72|
|Today daily open||27.94|
|Previous Daily High||28.29|
|Previous Daily Low||27.9|
|Previous Weekly High||28.29|
|Previous Weekly Low||27.47|
|Previous Monthly High||28.75|
|Previous Monthly Low||25.81|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||28.05|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||28.14|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||27.8|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||27.65|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||27.41|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||28.19|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||28.43|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||28.58|
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