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  • Silver edges higher on Friday, albeit the intraday uptick lacks follow-through.
  • The overnight failure near the $24.50 supply zone warrants caution for bulls
  • .Sustained break below the $23.00 mark is needed to confirm negative bias.

Silver attracts some buyers near the 50-day SMA on Friday and stalls the previous day's retracement slide from its highest level since April 2022. The white metal sticks to a mildly positive tone through the early European session, though the intraday uptick lacks bullish conviction.

Looking at the broader picture, the XAG/USD has been oscillating in a familiar band over the past one-and-half month or so, forming a rectangle pattern on the daily chart. This points to indecision among traders and warrants some caution before placing aggressive directional bets. The overnight failure to find acceptance above the $24.50 supply zone validates the trading range resistance, which should now act as a pivotal point.

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Intraday Market Analysis – WTI Rally Gains Traction

Jing Ren Jing Ren 18.10.2021 08:21
Oil prices jumped after the IEA raised its global oil demand growth forecast. WTI crude continues to grind its way up after it reached a seven-year high. The RSI has returned to the neutrality area and a short-lived retracement met strong buying interest above 78.70. The bulls may raise volatility once again if they succeed in pushing back above the psychological tag of 82.00. A newly overbought RSI may temporarily restrain the momentum. On the downside, a breakout could trigger a correction to 75.50. XAGUSD rises towards key resistance Silver advanced higher as the US dollar index licks wounds after a heavy decline. The precious metal broke above the supply zone around the 30-day moving average (23.10). This is a sign of a bullish U-turn with 23.95 from the daily timeframe as the next target. As the RSI flirts with the overbought territory, we can expect strong selling pressure at that level of interest. 22.90 is the immediate support in case of retracement. Further down, 22.20 is the bulls’ second line of defense. US 100 attempts a bullish reversal The Nasdaq 100 rose as investors anticipate strong profit growth in the third quarter. The break above 14930 has prompted sellers to cover their positions, alleviating the bearish pressure in the process. The tech index has then secured support around 14600. A bullish close above the psychological level of 15000 would bring some much-needed confidence to the long side. Then the daily resistance at 15415 would be in the crosshair. Meanwhile, the RSI’s overbought situation may cause a limited pullback to 14900.
Intraday Market Analysis – USD Consolidates Gains

Intraday Market Analysis – USD Consolidates Gains

Jing Ren Jing Ren 22.10.2021 11:29
The US dollar steadies over lower-than-expected initial jobless claims. Sentiment remains upbeat, however, the pair is struggling to climb past the psychological level of 115.00, probably due to overextension. The RSI’s double top in the overbought area and bearish divergence suggests that the rally could be losing steam. A breach below 113.90 would prompt weaker hands to exit, leading to a pullback towards 113.00. A rebound past the said resistance would send the price to March 2017’s high of 115.40. XAGUSD to test critical ceiling Silver stalls as the greenback reclaims some lost ground. The break above the round number of 24.00 indicates strong commitment from the buy-side. The bulls are looking at the major resistance at 24.80 from the daily timeframe, as a breakout would end a five-month-long correction and pave the way for a bullish reversal. However, an overbought RSI coupled with a bearish divergence suggests possible exhaustion in the run-up. 23.60 would be the first level to watch for if the price pulls lower in search of support. SPX 500 tests all-time high The S&P 500 flies high supported by better-than-expected third-quarter earnings. The index has reached the previous all-time high at 4550. A breakout may trigger a runaway rally. Nonetheless, a repeatedly overbought RSI may cause a limited pullback as buyers take profit. A drop below the immediate support at 4515 would pull the trigger. 4445 would be next as it coincides with the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level of the October rally. The bulls are likely to buy the dips though after sentiment turns optimistic.
Intraday Market Analysis – USD Seeks Support - 19.10.2021

Silver, the loaded spring

Korbinian Koller Korbinian Koller 22.10.2021 11:43
The supply crunch might stretch as much as a seven-year event from now, but the spring is loaded already. It isn’t only a supply, demand scenario when talking about silver. Little accounted for is any surprise, and in our opinion, the slightest cough could set this spring off. The sum of fundamental facts is overwhelming on how the next large turning point could set silver  into stellar motion. With this many accelerators, it makes this an incredible risk/reward-ratio play. Silver, the loaded spring. Here are a few facts that we do not see accounted for in price and as that find to be accelerators for the next monthly time frame leg up: increase in demand for physical silver purchase during the previous eighteen months eleven trillion dollars pumped into the economy over the last eighteen months (inflation) electricity prices rising = demand for solar panels increasing (which contain silver) supply logistic constraints all over the world make large shipments of raw materials stuck in various ports (including silver) Silver in US-Dollar, daily chart, signs of life: Silver in US-Dollar, daily chart as of October 22nd, 2021. With the already present shortages of blanks for minting coins and a driver shortage for armored cars, why is silver trading at these low numbers? There is plenty of evidence that once demand for silver increases further, a short squeeze might be triggered. Consequently, silver prices might soar beyond typical trend steepness. On the daily chart above, signs of life are already evident. The trend-down channel since June this year has recently been broken to the upside. The first indication of a reversal. We have a keen eye on the price levels near the green dotted horizontal lines for possible low-risk long entries. Silver in US-Dollar, weekly chart, on the verge: We have warned numerous times that the two most detrimental factors to market losses are intuition and emotions. Intuition, while one of the most resourceful problem solvers, is worthless in the counterintuitive market environment. Emotions provide for a clouded perception of actual market behavior and a tendency to overwrite one’s rules and cause sabotage to disciplined behavior necessary for execution within one’s market play. Emotions aren’t only fear and greed, or chasing trades and running stops. Over the last forty years, we were less worried about inflation. As a result, we might be a bit  complacent now to validate early warning signals. Procrastination might be a consequence. Be advised that acquisition of physical purchase requires availability and even more knowledge. What to buy? Where to buy it? The spring is loaded. There is no room for research once it’s sprung. Prepare your actions in detail. Make a sample purchase for confidence and experience if you haven’t done so already. It is education that supports all subsequent steps and possible surprises to endure. Knowledge will give you the edge over the average citizen. Spot price analysis is helpful as well to keep calm and prepared. The weekly chart above shows a pat situation. Bulls celebrated above the mean (blue line). Fourteen weeks ago, the directional green trend line was violated by price. Bears pushed since then prices to lower levels. Right now, we are right on the verge of price trading near the red resistance downtrend line. This makes not for a low-risk entry zone on this time frame but should price close above this line, it would indicate a possible long trend continuation. Silver in US-Dollar, monthly chart, bullish engulfing pattern: Silver in US-Dollar, monthly chart as of October 22nd, 2021. It seems the crowd is complacent about all monthly bills and especially food prices going through the roof. Many billionaires, including Stanley Druckenmiller, Paul Tudor-Jones, Bill Ackman and Warren Buffett, have stated that Americans aren’t paying enough attention to the fact that we will face consequences of the eleven trillion dollars pumped into the economy over the last eighteen months. The monthly chart reflects these market uncertainties to a certain degree. Silver prices have seen a substantial move up. Even though trading within a sideways range for over a year now, October is exceptionally strong so far. Representing a bullish engulfing pattern from a Japanese candlestick perspective, the majority of sellers in September got stopped out or are underwater. Should prices close above US$ 24 for this month, we would be very bullish on silver. We have already taken nine trades on small timeframes this month, of which seven were successful winning trades. Our quad exit strategy allows the remaining partial positions (the last 25% which we call “runner”) to be exposed at no risk within the markets. All these trades are posted in real-time in our free Telegram channel. Silver, the loaded spring: There seems to be much confusion regarding the math on silver demand in the news. Boiling it down to a simple equation, we are mining an average of about 800 to 850 million ounces a year. In opposition to this mine supply, industrial demand is about 600 million ounces. With a speculated growth to about a billion ounces of industrial demand, it isn’t so challenging to feel safe on a long-term bet holding physical silver. And we are only talking about one sector of silver demand here… The real kicker will be the investment demand. Feel free to join us in our free Telegram channel for daily real time data and a great community. If you like to get regular updates on our gold model, precious metals and cryptocurrencies you can also subscribe to our free newsletter. This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, and readers should conduct their own research when making a decision. The views, thoughts and opinions expressed here are the author’s alone. They do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Midas Touch Consulting.
Intraday Market Analysis – GBP To Test Resistance

Intraday Market Analysis – GBP To Test Resistance

John Benjamin John Benjamin 18.11.2021 10:37
GBPUSD bounces higher The pound inched higher after the UK’s inflation soared to 4.2% in October. Sentiment remains pessimistic after a botched rebound from the demand zone at 1.3420. However, an oversold RSI has attracted some buying interest. Its bullish divergence suggests a slowdown in the sell-off, prompting momentum traders to take profit and look for the next breakout. The sterling may bounce back if the bulls succeed in keeping it above 1.3380. 1.3530 would be the first hurdle. Otherwise, a bearish breakout would send the pair to 1.3200. USDCAD reaches new high The Canadian dollar fell back after the annual inflation rate matched the consensus. Following the greenback’s rally from the demand zone at 1.2300, a bullish MA cross on the daily chart suggests that the current rebound is picking up steam. As a sign of strong commitment, buyers were eager to keep price action above 1.2480 when the RSI flirted with the oversold area. A break above 1.2600 may trigger an extended rally towards the daily resistance at 1.2760. 1.2540 is fresh support in case of a pullback. USOIL falls through key support WTI crude tumbled after OPEC warned of supply surplus. The rally has stalled after the bulls struggled to lift offers at 85.00. On the daily timeframe, the RSI’s double top in the overbought area indicates an overextension. A break below 79.00 has led to profit-taking and put the long side under pressure. 81.60 is now a fresh resistance from the latest sell-off. The buy-side will need to achieve new highs before they could bring in momentum interest. Failing that, 75.00 is a key floor to keep price action afloat.
Intraday Market Analysis – USD Bounces Back

Intraday Market Analysis – USD Bounces Back

John Benjamin John Benjamin 22.11.2021 08:40
GBPUSD hits resistance The pound pulled back after Britain’s retail sales registered a steeper drop to -1.3% in October. The pair has met stiff selling pressure in the supply zone around 1.3510, a support that has turned into resistance after a failed rebound. An oversold RSI may cause a limited rebound. However, a bearish MA cross on the daily chart suggests that sentiment is still pessimistic. 1.3380 is a key support to keep the sterling afloat. A bearish breakout may trigger an extended sell-off to last December’s lows around 1.3200. USDCAD breaks higher The Canadian dollar struggles after a contraction in September’s retail numbers. The US dollar bounced off the resistance-turned-support at 1.2580. This is a sign that the bulls are still in control. A bullish MA cross on the daily timeframe confirms the directional bias for the next few days. The daily resistance at 1.2770 would be the next target. Its break would lead to a test of the double top at 1.2900. In the meantime, the RSI’s overextension has temporarily held the bulls back. We can also expect buying interest during dips. GER 40 struggles for support The Dax 40 tumbles as lockdowns across Europe hurt sentiment. The RSI’s overbought situation on the daily chart has made buyers cautious in pursuing high valuations. On the hourly chart, a bearish RSI divergence suggests a deceleration in the upward momentum. Then a dip below 16200 confirms weakness in the rally, prompting leverage positions to liquidate. The psychological level of 16000 is a congestion area as it coincides with last August’s peak and the 20-day moving average. 16300 is now a fresh hurdle.
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Intraday Market Analysis – AUD Struggles To Bounce - 21.12.2021

John Benjamin John Benjamin 21.12.2021 07:56
AUDUSD sees limited rebound The Australian dollar softens over dovish RBA meeting minutes. The pair has met stiff selling pressure near the 30-day moving average (0.7220). On the hourly chart, a bearish MA cross and a break below 0.7100 indicate weakness in the latest rebound. An oversold RSI may cause a brief rally, but the bears may sell into strength around 0.7160. 0.7050 at the base of the initial breakout is an important support. A lack of bids could send the Aussie to 0.6990 with the reversal attempt at stake. XAGUSD to test demand area Silver drops as the US dollar inched higher across the board. A bullish RSI divergence suggests a loss of momentum in the sell-off. Then the recent surge has broken above multiple levels of resistance, prompting the short side to cover some of their bets. However, the bulls may need to defend their gains after the initial push overextended. The demand zone between last September’s low (21.40) and 21.80 is critical in keeping the rebound valid. 22.65 is now a fresh resistance before a full-blown recovery could materialize. US 30 struggles for support The Dow Jones retreated as major countries imposed curfews ahead of the holiday season. Following a double top under 36200, a drop below 35450 has broken buyers’ attempt to resume the rally. The index is struggling to hold above the base of the December recovery (34800) which coincides with the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level of the rally from 34000. Buyers will need to lift 35620 before they could attract followers’ attention. 34000 is the daily support to safeguard the bullish bias in the medium-term.
Gold Chart And Silver Chart Look Quite Similar We Might Say...

Gold Chart And Silver Chart Look Quite Similar We Might Say...

Przemysław Radomski Przemysław Radomski 19.01.2022 15:10
  While the USD show is gaining applause, silver has decided to present its repertoire too. Was its rally just a magic trick or a good omen for gold? Bond yields soared once again, just as I’ve been expecting them to for many months now. The reaction in some markets was as expected (the USD Index soared), but in some, it was perplexing. Gold moved lower a little, miners declined a bit more, and silver… rallied. Who’s faking it? Well, perhaps nobody is. Let’s look at the yields’ movement first. The 10-year bond yields have just moved to new yearly highs and are also above their 2021 highs. This happened just after they moved back to their 50-week moving average (marked in blue). For a long time, I’ve been writing that the 2013 performance is likely to be repeated also in this market, and that’s exactly what is taking place right now. Bond yields are doing what they did back then. If history continues to rhyme, we can expect bond yields to rally further, the USD Index to gain, and we can predict gold at lower prices. Speaking of the USD Index, let’s take a look at what it did yesterday. It soared over 0.5 index points, which was the largest daily increase so far this year. This happened after the USD Index moved to a combination of powerful support levels: the rising medium-term support line and the late-2020 high. The tiny attempts to move below those levels were quickly invalidated, and the USD Index was likely to rally back up; and so it did. What’s next? The uptrend was not broken, so it’s likely to continue. In other words, the USD Index’s rally is likely to continue, and this, in turn, is likely to trigger declines across the precious metals sector. Gold didn’t react with a significant decline yesterday – just a moderate/small one – which some might view as bullish. I’d say that it’s rather neutral. The rally above the 2021 highs in bond yields might have come as a shock to many investors, and they might not have been sure how to react or what to make of it. It might also have been the “buy the rumor, sell the fact” type of reaction. Either way, it seems to me that we’ll have to wait a few days and see how it plays out once the dust settles. The volume that we saw yesterday was huge. After a period of relatively average volume, we saw this huge volume spike. I marked the previous cases with red arrows. In those cases, such volume accompanied gold’s sizable declines. This time, the volume spike accompanied a $4.10 decline, which might appear perplexing. Fortunately, gold is not the only market that we can analyze, and – as it’s often the case – context provides us with details that help to make sense of what really happened. Let’s check the key supplemental factor – silver’s price action. While gold declined a bit, silver soared over $0.5! The volume that accompanied this sizable daily upswing was the biggest that we’ve seen so far this year too. The latter provides additional confirmation of the importance of yesterday’s session. What was it that happened yesterday that was so important? Silver outperformed gold on a very short-term basis! This is profoundly important, because that’s what has been accompanying gold’s, silver’s, and mining stocks’ tops for many years. Knowing to pay attention to even small signs of silver’s outperformance is one of the useful gold trading tips, and the extent of the outperformance is what determines the importance of the signal (and its bearishness). The extent was huge yesterday, so the implications are very bearish. Yes, silver moved to new yearly highs as well, but silver is known for its fake breakouts (“fakeouts”), which usually happen without analogous moves in gold and mining stocks. Since neither gold nor miners moved to new yearly highs yesterday, it seems that silver “faked out” once again. Silver is up in today’s pre-market trading, and gold is up only slightly, but the latter is not even close to moving to new 2022 highs. The GDX ETF is actually down in today’s London trading (at the moment of writing these words). Speaking of mining stocks, let’s take a look at what happened in them yesterday. In short, they declined – by over 1%, which is about five times more than gold. Since silver outperformed gold, while gold miners underperformed it, the implications for the precious metals sector are bearish. Thank you for reading our free analysis today. Please note that the above is just a small fraction of today’s all-encompassing Gold & Silver Trading Alert. The latter includes multiple premium details such as the targets for gold and mining stocks that could be reached in the next few weeks. If you’d like to read those premium details, we have good news for you. 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XAGUSD And US100 Slides Down, USDJPY Near 116.00

XAGUSD And US100 Slides Down, USDJPY Near 116.00

John Benjamin John Benjamin 11.02.2022 10:06
USDJPY to test major resistance The US dollar surged after consumer prices hit a 40-year high. Higher lows and then a close above the recent peak at 115.65 is an indication of strong bullish pressure. This breakout has propelled the greenback to January’s high at 116.35. Its breach could trigger a runaway rally and resume the uptrend in the medium term. An overbought RSI on the hourly chart may briefly restrain the bullish fever. 115.30 is the closest support and the bulls may see a pullback as an opportunity to stake in. XAGUSD seeks support Bullions fell back after US Treasury yields soared over hot US inflation data. The psychological level of 22.00 has proven to be a solid demand area. A break above 23.00 has forced sellers to cover, paving the way for an upward extension. 24.00 from a previous rectangle consolidation is the next resistance. A bullish breakout would bring silver back to this year’s high at 24.70. On the downside, the resistance-turned-support at 22.80 could see buying interest in case of a retracement. US 100 hits resistance The Nasdaq 100 struggles as record-high US inflation exacerbates rate hike concerns. The previous rebound has eased selling pressure but hit resistance under 15350. The subsequent pullback bounced off the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level (14400), which suggests buyers’ strong interest in keeping the index afloat. Sentiment is still a tad cautious unless the bulls clear the said hurdle. Then the psychological level of 16000 could be within reach. 14500 is a key support in case of an extended consolidation.
UK100 Price Trades Below Levels Of The Week Before, Silver Price Raised Noticeably

UK100 Price Trades Below Levels Of The Week Before, Silver Price Raised Noticeably

John Benjamin John Benjamin 22.02.2022 08:59
USDCHF tests daily support The Swiss franc surges as the US-Russia stalemate boosts demand for safe haven assets. Consecutive drops below 0.9220 and then 0.9180 suggest that sellers have taken control. The greenback is heading towards January’s double bottom around 0.9110. A break below this key floor would trigger a deeper correction towards the psychological level of 0.9000. The RSI’s oversold situation may cause a temporary rebound. The support-turned-resistance at 0.9220 is the level to break to give the bulls any hope of recovery. XAGUSD bounces higher Bullion rallies over ongoing geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe. Silver gained momentum after a break above the supply zone at 23.90. A brief fallback found support over 23.10 which indicates solid buying interest. The price is grinding up along a rising trendline and sentiment remains upbeat as long as it stays above the congestion area near the trendline and 23.60. January’s peak at 24.70 is the target when volatility picks up again. A bullish breakout could trigger a broader reversal in the weeks to come. UK 100 struggles for support The FTSE 100 tumbles as risk appetite slips across the board. The bulls’ latest effort to push beyond 7630 turned out to be futile. A break below 7500 suggests a lack of commitment and weighs on short-term sentiment. Intraday traders have switched sides and look to fade the next bounce towards the former support. A dip below 7430 has opened the door to 7330 as the next target. Further down, the daily support at 7240 would be a major level to keep the uptrend intact in the medium term.
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AMC Stock Price: AMC Entertainment spikes 8% on Wednesday

FXStreet News FXStreet News 17.03.2022 08:29
AMC stock gains on Tuesday as equities and growth stocks rally. More gains are likely on Wednesday for AMC shares as peace hopes rise for Ukraine. AMC Entertainment also saw increased attention from its investment in Hycroft Mining. AMC shares are up 8% to $15.65 as better prospects for peace in Ukraine seem to be lifting up the entire market. The Nasdaq has risen an optimistic 2.7% about one hour into Wednesday's session. Further positivity is in motion with the start of the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee two-day meeting that is expected to usher in a 25 basis point rise in the fed funds rate. The rise in interest rates should slow this year's hike in inflation. This price action is certainly exciting for AMC apes, who have witnessed AMC stock drop to the low $13s earlier this week. AMC Entertainment did benefit in Tuesday's afternoon session from its acquisition of Hycroft Mining, but it seems the stock is gaining more interest on Wednesday for this buy. Now its acquisition target, HYMC, has seen its shares go in the opposite direction on Wednesday. HYMC stock is trading down 9% at $1.37 at the time of writing. AMC stock closed higher on Tuesday as investors took comfort from the continued collapse in oil prices and hoped for some form of peace in Ukraine. It was oil that was the big driver for equity markets, and growth stock, in particular, bounced hard as this sector had seen the bigger losses since the year began. It is hard to see guess whether this movie can be sustained long term though as yields have once again moved up. This should stall growth stocks. A peace deal would see further gains for all sectors, but then these may be capped if yields keep rising. The Fed decision later on Wednesday will give us more clarity on this. AMC Stock News The big news yesterday though for AMC apes was the investment in Hycroft Mining by AMC. This was right out of left field and remains a puzzling one to say the least. Hycroft Mining is a gold and silver miner with one mine in Nevada. The company has not turned a profit since 2013 and last November said it may need to raise capital to meet future financial obligations. The company also laid off over half of its workforce at the mine last November. This is a pretty high-risk investment and perhaps AMC and AMC apes are used to that. It was only a small outlet as CEO adam Aron alluded to. Nevertheless, the Hycroft Mining (HYMC) stock price soared as retail investors piled into the name. By the opening of the regular session on Tuesday, HYMC stock was trading nearly 100% higher, but it closed only 9% higher at $1.52 having traded up to $2.97. The reason for the dramatic turnaround was probably a bit of reality set into investors once they had a look at Hycroft Mining and its financial condition. The main reason was a Bloomberg report saying that Hycroft Mining could do a $500 million share sale by as early as next Tuesday. We understand the sale is ongoing and being led by B.Riley Securities. AMC Stock Forecast We were quite negative on this deal on Tuesday and remain so. At least it is not a big investment for AMC, but it still reads poorly. This will not endear AMC stock to further credibility in our view. CNBC carried out a report yesterday about the surge in price and volume trading in HYMC stock before the AMC announcement: "Small mining firm with troubled history saw big spikes in stock price, trading volume ahead of AMC deal." Tuesday's move took AMC back up to our resistance level at $14.54, which was a key breakdown level. Below this and AMC remains bearish. Above $14.54 is neutral. We remain bearish on AMC with a target price of $8.95. AMC stock chart, daily Prior Update: AMC stock opened higher on Wednesday as the stock market remains on edge over the potential for some form of a peace deal in Ukraine. Oil prices falling sharply has also helped investor sentiment. AMC is currently trading at $14.77 for a gain of exactly 2% after 5 minutes of the regular session on Tuesday. Hycroft Mining (HYMC) stock is trading 4% lower at the same stage on Wednesday. Later we get the Fed interest rate decision which may hamper more progress from growth stocks but for now, it is full steam ahead. AMC is back among the top trending stocks on social media sites and interest seems high. $14.54 remains a key level for AMC to hold above if it wants to have put a bottom formation in place. Otherwise, it will return to the bearish trend and look to target $8.95 in our view.
Greenback Strengthens, Silver Price (XAGUSD) Seems Stably

Greenback Strengthens, Silver Price (XAGUSD) Seems Stably

Jing Ren Jing Ren 07.04.2022 07:36
USDCAD attempts to rebound The US dollar rallied after FOMC minutes showed the central bank’s plan to reduce its balance sheet. The pair found support at 1.2400 after the RSI went deeply into the oversold territory. A break above 1.2500 prompted sellers to cover their latest bets, easing the downward pressure in the process. The bulls need to clear offers near 1.2590 before they could push for a sustainable bounce. Failing that, further weakness could drive price action to October’s lows around 1.2300. NZDUSD breaks support The New Zealand dollar softened against its US counterpart after hawkish Fed minutes. The rally came to a halt in the supply zone around 0.7050 from last November’s sell-off. 0.6900 was important support and its breach forced short-term buyers to bail out. As the kiwi grinds 0.6875 over the 30-day moving average, an oversold RSI may cause a rebound. A deeper correction may send the pair to 0.6800 and cause a bearish reversal. The bulls need to reclaim 0.6940 to regain the upper hand. XAGUSD tests major support Silver struggles as the greenback recovers across the board. A bearish MA cross on the daily chart suggests a deterioration in the market mood. Buyers’ struggle to lift offers at the psychological level of 25.00 indicates prevailing strong selling pressure. Sentiment has become cautious as the precious metal revisits 24.00. Price action could be vulnerable to another round of sell-off if the bears succeed in pushing below this critical floor. Following that, 23.30 would be the next target.
The Silver Might Then Extend The Recent Pullback

Silver Is Under Selling Pressure, A breakout Through A Trend-line Is Needed

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 16.09.2022 12:40
Silver drifts lower for the second straight day and drops to a fresh weekly low. Break below 50 DMA and the $19.00 mark supports prospects for further losses. A breakout through a descending trend-line is needed to negate the negative bias. Silver remains under some selling pressure for the second straight day on Friday and drops to a fresh weekly low during the first half of the European session. The white metal is currently trading just below the $19.00 mark, down over 1% for the day. Looking at the broader picture, the recent recovery from over a two-year low, the $17.55 area faltered near a descending trend-line resistance earlier this week. A subsequent slide below the 50-day SMA and the $19.00 round figure suggests that the corrective bounce might have already run out of steam. Moreover, technical indicators on the daily chart, so far, have been struggling to gain any meaningful traction and are placed in negative territory. This further adds credence to the near-term bearish outlook and supports prospects for some meaningful near-term depreciating move for the XAG/USD. From current levels, the $18.45-$18.40 region could act as strong immediate support. A convincing break below will make the XAG/USD vulnerable to accelerating the fall towards the $18.00 mark. Bears might eventually aim to challenge the YTD low, around the $17.55 area touched earlier this month. On the flip side, momentum back above the $19.00 mark now seems to confront resistance near the $19.25 region (50 DMA). Sustained strength beyond might trigger a short-covering rally and has the potential to lift the XAG/USD towards the next relevant hurdle, around the $19.65-$19.75 supply zone. The latter now coincides with a descending trend-line barrier extending from May monthly swing high. This is closely followed by the $20.00 psychological mark, which if cleared decisively will be seen as a fresh trigger for bullish traders and pave the way for some meaningful appreciating move.  Silver daily chart
The Silver Might Then Extend The Recent Pullback

The Silver Has Been Struggling To Make It Through A Descending Trend-Line Resistance

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 19.09.2022 13:13
Repeated failures near a descending trend-line warrant some caution for bulls. Strength beyond the $20.00 mark is needed to support prospects for further gains. Silver struggles to capitalize on Friday's goodish rebound from a one-week low and meets with a fresh supply on the first day of a new week. The white metal maintains its offered tone through the first half of the European session and is currently placed near the daily low, around the $19.30 region. From a technical perspective, the XAG/USD, so far, has been struggling to make it through a descending trend-line resistance extending from the May swing high. Repeated failures near the said barrier suggest that the recent recovery from over a two-year low, the $17.55 area might have already run out of steam. That said, technical indicators on the daily chart are holding with a mild positive bias and support prospects for the emergence of some dip-buying at lower levels. Hence, it will be prudent to wait for some follow-through selling below the $19.00 mark before positioning for any further depreciating move. The next relevant support is pegged near Friday's swing low, around the $18.80-$18.75 region, which if broken decisively will shift the near-term bias back in favour of bearish traders. The XAG/USD might then accelerate the fall to the $18.45-$18.40 intermediate support en route to the $18.00 round-figure mark. On the flip side, the aforementioned descending trend-line, currently around the $19.85 region, might continue to act as an immediate strong barrier. This is closely followed by the $20.00 psychological mark. A sustained strength beyond the latter is needed to confirm a near-term bullish breakout and additional gains. The subsequent move up has the potential to lift the XAG/USD to the 100-day SMA, near the $20.30 area. The momentum could further get extended towards the $20.50 region, above which spot prices could aim to reclaim the $21.00 round-figure mark before eventually climbing further towards the $21.50 area. Silver daily chart
A Strong Bearish Signal For The Equity Markets And A Significant Support Factor For Dollar (USD)

Kiyosaki's Statement On The End Of Fake Dollar And Points To A Safe Haven For Investors

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 26.09.2022 13:52
Over the weekend, the rate of ether and bitcoin traded quite calmly within the side channel. However, there is still not enough optimism about a larger upward correction of these trading instruments. But before we talk about the technical picture, I would like to say a few words about the recent advice of the well-loved Robert Kiyosaki—the famous author of the bestseller "Rich Dad, Poor Dad." Kiyosaki recently said that fake money has come to an "end" and gave three tips to help investors succeed in market crashes. Kiyosaki tweeted why, in his opinion, the end of "fake" money has come. "End is here. Called Jerry Williams, my trusted gold and silver dealer. He said: 'I can't get gold or silver coins. The mint will not sell me anymore.' To me, this means the end of fake $ is here." The well-known author echoed his recent recommendation: "As stated in earlier tweet silver going to $100 to $500." His advice was immediately followed by another statement in which he claimed that gold is expensive, calling silver the best investment value to date. Kiyosaki's reasoning is very simple: when President Richard Nixon decoupled the US dollar from its peg to gold, the so-called gold standard, in 1971, the US dollar simply became fake money. The author also recalled three lessons of investing: 1: Your home is not an asset. 2: People who save money are losers. 3: The rich don't work for dollars. Last week, Kiyosaki urged people to "invest in real money," naming bitcoin, gold and silver. He stressed that the Federal Reserve is now doing everything to destroy the U.S. economy amid the interest rate hikes. Kiyosaki urged subscribers to buy cryptocurrency now, ahead of the biggest crash in world history. The well-known author has been claiming for months that he is waiting for the price of the cryptocurrency to bottom out before entering. As for today's technical picture of bitcoin, as I noted above, nothing much has changed since the weekend. The focus is now on the immediate resistance of $19,000, the return of which is "like air" needed in the near future. If this area is broken, you can see a push up to $19,520 and then to $20,000. To build a larger upward trend, it is necessary to break above the resistance of $20,540 and $21,140. If the pressure on Bitcoin returns, and most likely it will, the bulls should make every effort to protect the $18,600 support that has already been tested several times. Its breakout will quickly push the trading instrument back to $18,100 and open the way to update the $17,580 level. Ethereum remains above $1,270 after the recent crash that occurred immediately after the switch to PoS. The most important task for buyers in the current environment is to get back under control of the $1,350 resistance, which will be quite difficult to get above. Its breakdown will lead to stabilization of the market direction and a slight correction to the $1,440 area. The further target will be the $1,504 and $1,550 areas. If the pressure on the trading instrument continues and the rather important $1,270 support is broken, this will push the Ethereum to $1,210 and $1,150, where the big players will again appear in the market. Earn on cryptocurrency rate changes with InstaForex Download MetaTrader 4 and open your first trade Relevance up to 09:00 2022-09-27 UTC+2 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/322638
Silver Bulls Now Awaiting A Move Beyond The $24.50-$24.55 Area

BMO Capital Markets Lowered Its Price Forecast For The Next Two Years|Recession Fears Will Continue To Weigh On Silver

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 29.09.2022 12:38
Gold struggles to maintain a bullish momentum due to rising interest rates. This is why BMO Capital Markets lowered its price forecast for the next two years, saying the metal will fall 6% to $1,649 an ounce in 2023 and be down 4% to $1,615 an ounce in 2024. On the bright side, the bank's long-term outlook remains at $1,400 per ounce. It is, however, is even more pessimistic about silver, remarking that prices will average around $19.9 an ounce in 2023 and around $21.4 an ounce in 2024. The former is down 11% from previous forecasts, while the latter is 3% lower. In the long term, the bank expects silver to be around $20. Analysts comment that growing recession fears will continue to weigh on silver over the next two years, but in the long term the picture remains optimistic because growing demand for solar energy will provide long-term support for the metal. For gold, even though the outlook is lower, there is no complete decrease in price, and the rising economic uncertainty provides some support. With regards to other commodity assets, analysts are negative, especially on tin, saying that it will fall by 29% to $10.21 a pound next year. They are optimistic about uranium though, raising the forecast by 9% to $52 a pound next year.   Relevance up to 09:00 UTC+2 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/323006
The White Metal (Silver) Is Manifesting A Lackluster Performance

Silver And Another Positive Move But The Bulls Are Still Struggling

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 03.10.2022 13:31
Silver prolongs its upward trajectory and climbs to over a one-week high on Monday. Bulls still seem to struggle to make it through a multi-month-old descending trend line. Sustained break below the $18.35 area will expose the YTD low touched in September. Silver builds on last week's bounce from sub-$18.00 levels and gains some follow-through traction for the second successive day on Monday. This also marks the fourth day of a positive move in the previous five and lifts the white metal to over a one-week high, around mid-$19.00s during the early part of the European session. Bulls, however, still seem to struggle to make it through a downward sloping trend-line extending from May swing high. The said barrier, around the $19.50 region, should now act as a pivotal point, which if cleared decisively will set the stage for additional gains and allow the XAG/USD to aim to reclaim the $20.00 psychological mark. The latter coincides with the 100-day SMA, above which the XAG/USD could accelerate the move towards the $20.50 intermediate resistance en route to the $21.00 round-figure mark. Some follow-through buying should pave the way for an extension of the momentum towards the next relevant hurdle near the $21.50-$21.55 horizontal zone. On the flip side, the $19.00 mark could act as immediate support ahead of the $18.85-$18.80 zone and the $18.35 area. Failure to defend the said support levels will shift the bias in favour of bears and make the XAG/USD vulnerable to breaking below the $18.00 mark and test the YTD low, around the $17.55 region touched in September. Silver daily chart
Bitcoin Is Showing A Sign That Sellers Are Losing Power

Kiyosaki's Support For Uncontrolled Bitcoin By The Fed Continues

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 04.10.2022 09:52
Crypto Industry News: "Buy more Bitcoin, gold and silver," calls known from numerous publications, especially the famous bestseller "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" author and investor Robert Kiyosaki. In one of his last tweets, he spoke about the upcoming investment opportunity. In his opinion, if the FED does not change the current rate and continues to raise interest rates, and thus - strengthens the position of the US dollar - it will be a great opportunity to take advantage of the promotion on Bitcoin, gold and silver. Kiyosaki ensures that anyone who buys more Bitcoin, gold and silver will enjoy solid profits in the moment that must come sometime, such as a 180-degree change in FED policy, i.e. lowering interest rates. According to Robert, this could happen as early as January 2023 - then the US dollar could "crash (against the rocks)", as was the case with the British pound. As of May 2020, Kiyosaki has been systematically expressing his enthusiasm for assets that are not directly managed by the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. Interestingly, his support for the uncontrolled Bitcoin by the Fed continues despite the fact that he still considers it an asset "of no real value." Technical Market Outlook: The BTC/USD pair has been seen moving up after the successful test of the local short-term trend line dynamic support around $18,980. Only a sustained breakout above the levels of $20,221 - $20,580 would change the outlook to more bullish, however after the Bearish Engulfing candlestick pattern was made at the level of $20,374, the odds for a breakout higher are very low. The market conditions on the H4 time frame are positive, momentum is strong and well above the level of fifty. The nearest technical support is seen at $19,096 and $19,256. The swing low is seen at the level of $18,150. Weekly Pivot Points: WR3 - $19,869 WR2 - $19,490 WR1 - $19,335 Weekly Pivot - $19,190 WS1 - $18,955 WS2 - $18,731 WS3 - $18,351 Trading Outlook: The down trend on the H4, Daily and Weekly time frames continues without any indication of a possible trend termination or reversal. So far every bounce and attempt to rally is being used to sell Bitcoin for a better price by the market participants, so the bearish pressure is still high. The key long term technical support at the psychological level of $20,000 had been violated, the new swing low was made at $17,600 and if this level is violated, then the next long-term target for bulls is seen at $13,712. On the other hand, the gamechanging level for bulls is located at $25,367 and it must be clearly violated for a valid breakout.   Relevance up to 09:00 2022-10-05 UTC+2 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/295320
The White Metal (Silver) Is Manifesting A Lackluster Performance

Silver Becomes More Attractive Once Again

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 04.10.2022 10:19
Silver extends the overnight breakout momentum and climbs to the $21.00 neighbourhood. The set-up favours bulls and supports prospects for an extension of the appreciating move. Any meaningful corrective slide would be seen as a buying opportunity and remains limited. Silver builds on the previous day's strong move up and gains traction for the third successive day on Tuesday. This also marks the fifth day of a positive move in the previous six and lifts the white metal to the $21.00 mark, or its highest level since late June during the early European session. The overnight sustained breakout through a nearly four-month-old descending trend-line resistance and the $20.00 psychological mark, or the 100-day SMA was seen as a fresh trigger for bullish traders. Given that technical indicators on the daily chart are still far from being in the overbought zone, the set-up supports prospects for an extension of the appreciating move for the XAG/USD. Some follow-through buying beyond the $21.00 round figure will reaffirm the positive outlook and allow bulls to challenge the very important 200-day SMA. The latter is currently pegged just ahead of the $22.00 mark, above which the XAG/USD could climb towards the next relevant resistance near the $22.40 region. The momentum could further get extended towards the $23.00 round-figure mark. On the flip side, the $20.80-$20.75 zone now seems to protect the immediate downside. Any subsequent pullback is more likely to attract fresh buying and remain limited near the $20.00 mark, or the 100-day SMA. This is followed by the descending trend-line resistance breakout point, around the $19.55 region, which should now act as a strong base for the XAG/USD and a key pivotal point. Silver daily chart
Podcast: Bears In The Stock Market, US Treasury Yields Lower And More

Podcast: Bears In The Stock Market, US Treasury Yields Lower And More

Saxo Bank Saxo Bank 04.10.2022 13:02
Summary:  Today we look at the market celebrating a weak September US ISM Manufacturing data point taking long US treasury yields lower, with noise from the commentariat suggesting a Fed pivot may be near possibly adding energy to the squeeze on equity market bears yesterday. At the same time we note further hawkish noise from key Fed officials, include Vice Chair Williams. Elsewhere, we look at financial conditions, unusual behaviour in sectors that normally would have performed better yesterday, possibly on Tesla's very bad day. Crude oil, a huge surge in silver, gold pushing on resistance and more also on today's pod, which features Peter Garnry on equities, Ole Hansen on commodities and John J. Hardy hosting and on FX. Listen to today’s podcast - slides are found via the link. Follow Saxo Market Call on your favorite podcast app: Apple  Spotify PodBean Sticher If you are not able to find the podcast on your favourite podcast app when searching for Saxo Market Call, please drop us an email at marketcall@saxobank.com and we'll look into it.   Questions and comments, please! We invite you to send any questions and comments you might have for the podcast team. Whether feedback on the show's content, questions about specific topics, or requests for more focus on a given market area in an upcoming podcast, please get in touch at marketcall@saxobank.com.   Source: https://www.home.saxo/content/articles/podcast/podcast-oct-4-2022-04102022
The Silver Might Then Extend The Recent Pullback

Kiyosaki Forecasts That Silver Can Achieve 500 USD

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 04.10.2022 13:25
American businessman Robert Kiyosaki said it's time to use the aggressive stance of the Federal Reserve to buy more gold, silver and bitcoin. This is because further rate hikes will strengthen dollar, which will lead to lower prices for the three assets. And once the Fed shifts to a softer policy, prices will soar, giving huge profit. Kiyosaki added that the strength of dollar is unlikely to last long, especially since it traded near 20-year highs for the entire third quarter. In fact, in his recent tweet, Kiyosaki wrote that dollar will collapse by January 2023 after the Fed's turnaround. He also said that silver will jump to $100, then to $500 within this decade. The reason is that stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs and real estate are crashing, which pushes silver to trade around $20, allowing everyone to afford the metal. He mentioned the gold-to-silver ratio as well, stating that in the 20th century the ratio was 47:1, meaning that it took 47 ounces of silver to buy one ounce of gold. Now, this ratio is about 83:1. With this, Kiyosaki explained that investors should protect their portfolios with hard assets, such as gold and silver, as the biggest crash in history unfolds.   Relevance up to 07:00 UTC+1 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/323322
The Downward Trajectory Of Silver Could Get Extended Further

Next Sliver's Move Up Has The Potential To Lift Spot Prices

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 06.10.2022 10:16
Silver struggles to capitalize on its modest intraday gains to the $21.00 neighbourhood. The technical set-up favours bulls and supports prospects for some meaningful upside. Dips towards the 100 DMA could be seen as a buying opportunity and remain limited. Silver builds on the previous day's goodish bounce from sub-$20.00 levels and edges higher during the first half of trading on Thursday. The uptick, however, falters ahead of the $21.00 round figure during the early European session, forcing spot prices to surrender modest intraday gains. From a technical perspective, this week's sustained breakout through a nearly four-month-old descending trend-line resistance and the 100-day SMA favours bullish traders. The positive outlook is reinforced by bullish technical indicators on the daily chart, which are still far from being in the overbought territory. That said, it will still be prudent to wait for a move back above the $21.00 mark before positioning for any further appreciating move. The XAG/USD might then aim to test the very important 200-day SMA, around the $21.90 area. Some follow-through buying beyond the $22.00 level should pave the way for further gains. The XAG/USD could then accelerate the momentum and climb towards the next relevant resistance near the $22.40 region. The subsequent move up has the potential to lift spot prices towards the $23.00 round-figure mark. On the flip side, the $20.00 psychological mark, or the 100-day SMA, now seems to have emerged as immediate strong support. This is followed by the descending trend-line resistance breakout point, around the $19.55 region. The latter coincides with the 50-day SMA and should now act as a strong base for the XAG/USD. Silver daily chart
Analysis Of The Silver Commodity Asset Price Movement

Silver: Any Further Decline Could Be Seen As A Buying Opportunity

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 07.10.2022 09:48
Silver edges higher on Thursday, though lacks any follow-through buying. The set-up favours bullish traders and supports prospects for further gains. Any fall towards the $20.00 mark could still be seen as a buying opportunity. Silver sticks to a mildly positive bias through the first half of trading on Thursday and is currently placed around the $20.75-$20.80 region, up over 0.40% for the day. Given the recent breakout through a multi-month-old descending trend-line hurdle and a sustained move beyond the 100-day SMA, the bias remains tilted in favour of bullish traders. The latter helped limit the intra-week pullback from the highest level since late June and the subsequent bounce adds credence to the near-term positive outlook. Furthermore, technical indicators on the daily chart are holding comfortably in the bullish territory and are still far from being in the overbought zone. This, in turn, supports prospects for an extension of the recent rally from sub-$18.00 levels and a move back above the $21.00 mark, towards retesting the monthly top near the $21.25 region. Some follow-through buying has the potential to lift the XAG/USD towards a technically significant 200-day SMA, currently just ahead of the $22.00 round figure. The said handle should act as a pivotal point for short-term traders, which if cleared decisively would set the stage for a further near-term appreciating move. On the flip side, the overnight swing low, around the $20.35 region, might now protect the immediate downside ahead of the $20.00 mark (100 DMA). Any further decline could be seen as a buying opportunity and remain limited near the descending trend-line resistance breakout point, around the $19.55 area, coinciding with the 50-day SMA. Silver daily chart  
Silver Is Currently Placed Near The Daily High

Silver Remains Under Some Selling Pressure

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 10.10.2022 12:01
Silver extends its recent retracement slide from a multi-week high touched last Tuesday. A convincing break below the $19.50 support should pave the way for additional losses. A sustained strength beyond the $20.40 region is needed to negate any bearish outlook. Silver remains under some selling pressure on Monday and extends last week's pullback from the $21.25 area or the highest level since late June. The white metal maintains its offered tone through the early part of the European session and drops to a one-week low, around the $19.70-$19.65 region in the last hour. The XAG/USD is currently placed just below the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level of the recent recovery from the YTD low, though has managed to hold above the 100-period SMA on the 4-hour chart. The latter, currently around the mid-$19.00s should now act as a key pivotal point. A sustained break below will be seen as a fresh trigger for bearish traders and pave the way for additional losses. The subsequent downfall has the potential to drag the XAG/USD towards the 61.8% Fibo. level, around the $19.20 region. This is closely followed by the $19.00 mark, which if broken decisively will suggest that the corrective bounce has run out of steam and pave the way for additional losses. Spot prices could then accelerate the fall towards the $18.60 intermediate support en route to the $18.35 region and the $18.00 round figure. On the flip side, the $20.00 psychological mark, coincides with the 38.2% Fibo. level, now seems to keep a lid on any intraday move-up. Any subsequent move up could attract some sellers and remain capped near the 23.6% Fibo. level, around the $20.40 region. Sustained strength beyond will negate any near-term negative bias and lift the XAG/USD to the $20.80-$20.85 area en route to the $21.00 mark and the monthly high, around the $21.25 region. Silver 4-hour chart  
The Receding Market Bets On The Fed’s Hawkish Move And Chatters Surrounding The Policy Pivot Seem To Favor The Silver Buyers

Silver Prolongs Its Loss Of Position And Future Possible Price

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 11.10.2022 10:20
Acceptance below the $19.60-$19.55 confluence supports prospects for additional losses. Weakness below the 61.8% Fibo., around the $19.30 region will reaffirm the negative bias. Silver extends its recent pullback from the highest level since late June touched last week and remains under some selling pressure for the third straight day on Tuesday. This also marks the fourth day of a negative move in the previous five and drags the white metal to over a one-week low, around the $19.35 region during the early European session. From a technical perspective, weakness below the $19.60-$19.55 confluence could be seen as a trigger for bearish traders. The said support breakpoint comprises the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of the recent recovery from the YTD low and the 100-period SMA on the 4-hour chart. The breakdown, in turn, supports prospects for further losses. Hence, a subsequent fall towards 61.8% Fibo. level, around the $19.30 region, en route to the next relevant support near the $19.00 mark, remains a distinct possibility. Some follow-through selling will pave the way for a slide towards the $18.60 area before the XAG/USD eventually drops to the $18.35 area and then to the $18.00 round figure. On the flip side, recovery back above the $19.60-$19.55 confluence has the potential to lift spot prices back towards the $20.00 psychological mark, which coincides with the 38.2% Fibo. level. Any further move up could attract some sellers near the 23.6% Fibo. level, around the $20.40 region, which should cap the upside for the XAG/USD, at least for now. Sustained strength beyond will negate any near-term negative bias and allow the XAG/USD to climb to the $20.80-$20.85 area en route to the $21.00 mark and the monthly high, around the $21.25 region. Silver 4-hour chart
The Downward Trajectory Of Silver Could Get Extended Further

Any Subsequent Move Up Of Sliver Is Likely To Confront Stiff Resistance

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 12.10.2022 11:20
Silver attracts some buying near the $19.00 mark, or over a one-week low touched this Wednesday. The bearish technical setup suggests that the attempted bounce runs the risk of fizzling out quickly. Traders might wait for a sustained break below the $19.00 mark before placing fresh bearish bets. Silver finds some support near the $19.00 mark and stages a modest recovery from over a one-week low touched earlier this Wednesday. The uptick allows the white metal to snap a three-day losing streak and stall its recent sharp pullback from the $21.25 area, or the highest level since late June. From a technical perspective, any subsequent move up is likely to confront stiff resistance near the $19.55-$19.60 confluence support breakpoint. The said region comprises the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of the recent recovery from the YTD low and the 100-period SMA on the 4-hour chart. This, in turn, should act as a pivotal point and help determine the near-term trajectory for the XAG/USD. A convincing break through the aforementioned barrier will suggest that the recent downfall has run its course and lift spot prices back towards the $20.00 psychological mark. The latter coincides with 38.2% Fibo. level, above which the XAG/USD could climb the 23.6% Fibo. level, around the $20.40 area. The momentum could further get extended towards reclaiming the $21.00 round-figure mark. Meanwhile, oscillators on the daily chart have just started drifting into the negative territory and maintain their bearish bias on the 4-hour chart. The set-up supports prospects for further losses, through sustained weakness below the $19.00 mark is needed to reaffirm the outlook. The XAG/USD might then slide to the $18.60 zone before dropping to the $18.35 area and the $18.00 round figure. Silver 4-hour chart
Hedge Funds Have Continued To Invest In Gold, The Bullish Position Of Silver Is Holding

The Best Time For Investors In The Precious Metals Market

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 13.10.2022 12:28
The decline in gold prices and the pronounced bearish sentiment have had a strong impact on the mining sector. However, according to one market analyst, now is the best time for investors to find long-term value. Michael Gentile, director and strategic adviser at Radisson Mining Resources, said sentiment in the junior mining sector is worse than it was in 2015, when valuations fell to historic lows. But he added that this is when investors want to enter the market. Although gold and silver prices may still decline, Gentile is confident that the precious metals market is bottoming out, so in the next three to five years, the gold market is poised for significant growth. He also noted that rising US interest rates, which have pushed the dollar to a 20-year high, are starting to push the global economy to a breaking point as major economies are forced to interview their domestic currency and bond markets. "I think the UK intervention was an important signal for the market," he said. "If we don't get closer to the end of the Fed's rate hike cycle, then we could see the end of the tunnel, and that's positive for gold." As for what investors should look for in the mining sector, Gentile said he is looking for companies with good funding and projects.   Relevance up to 11:00 2022-10-18 UTC+2 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/324215
Silver Is Currently Placed Near The Daily High

The Situation Seems To Be Improving On The Silver Market

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 17.10.2022 09:06
Silver attracts some buying on Monday and snaps a six-day losing streak to a two-week low. Bearish oscillators on short-term charts warrant caution before positioning for further gains. Sustained strength beyond the $20.00 mark is needed to negate the near-term negative bias. Silver gains some positive traction on the first day of a new week and moves away from over a two-week low, around the $18.00 mark touched on Friday. The white metal maintains its bid tone heading into the European session and is currently flirting with the daily peak, near the $18.50-$18.45 region. The XAG/USD, for now, seems to have snapped six straight days of a losing streak and stalled its recent sharp rejection slide from the 200-day EMA, or its highest level since late June. Any subsequent move up, however, is likely to confront stiff resistance near the $18.90-$19.00 area, which should act as a pivotal point for intraday traders. Sustained strength beyond might trigger a short-covering rally and lift the XAG/USD back towards the $19.70-$19.80 supply zone. Meanwhile, oscillators on the daily chart have just started drifting into negative territory. Moreover, bearish technical indicators on the 4-hour chart warrants caution before positioning for further gains. That said, some follow-through buying beyond the $20.00 psychological mark will negate any near-term negative outlook and pace the way for a further near-term appreciating move. The XAG/USD might then climb to the $20.50 intermediate resistance en route to the $21.00 round figure and the 200-day EMA, currently around the $21.15 region. On the flip side, the $18.00 mark now seems to have emerged as immediate strong support, which if broken decisively will be seen as a fresh trigger for bearish traders. The next relevant support is pegged near the YTD low, around the $17.55 area touched in September, below which the XAG/USD could slide to test the $17.00 round figure. Silver daily chart
The Receding Market Bets On The Fed’s Hawkish Move And Chatters Surrounding The Policy Pivot Seem To Favor The Silver Buyers

In The Silver Market, The Sale Will Be Seen As A New Impulse For Bearish Traders

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 19.10.2022 12:41
Silver extends the overnight retracement slide from the $19.00 neighbourhood. The technical setup favours bears and supports prospects for additional losses. A sustained move beyond the $19.00 mark is needed to negate the negative bias. Silver comes under fresh selling pressure on Wednesday and extends the previous day's modest pullback from the vicinity of the $19.00 mark. The white metal remains on the defensive through the first half of the European session and is currently flirting with the daily low, around mid-$18.00s. From a technical perspective, the recent bounce from a nearly three-week low touched last Friday faces rejection near the 100-hour EMA. Meanwhile, oscillators on the daily chart are holding in the bearish territory and have again started gaining negative traction on the 1-hour chart. This, in turn, supports prospects for an extension of the intraday depreciating move. Hence, a subsequent slide back towards challenging a pivotal support, around the $18.00 mark, remains a distinct possibility. Some follow-through selling will be seen as a fresh trigger for bearish traders and drag the XAG/USD back towards the YTD low, around the $17.55 area. Spot prices could eventually drop to the next relevant support near the $17.00 round figure. On the flip side, the 100-hour SMA, around the $18.90-$19.00 area, might act as an immediate hurdle.  A sustained move beyond might trigger a short-covering rally and lift XAG/USD towards the $19.70-$19.80 supply zone en route to the $20.00 psychological mark. The latter should act as a pivotal point for bulls, which if cleared should pave the way for further gains. The subsequent move up has the potential to lift the XAG/USD further beyond the $20.50 intermediate resistance, towards reclaiming the $21.00, which coincides with the 200-day EMA. Silver 1-hour chart  
Silver Bulls Now Awaiting A Move Beyond The $24.50-$24.55 Area

The Downward Trajectory Could Eventually Drag The Silver To The Next Relevant Support Level

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 20.10.2022 14:15
Silver catches fresh bids on Thursday and pushes through the 100-hour EMA resistance. Some follow-through buying beyond the weekly high will set the stage for further gains. A convincing break below the $18.00 pivotal support will pave the way for further losses. Silver attracts some buying near the $18.25-$18.20 area on Thursday and continues gaining traction through the first half of the European session. The XAG/USD pushes through the 100-hour EMA barrier and hits a fresh daily high, around the $18.70-$18.75 area in the last hour. The XAG/USD has now moved to the top end of its weekly trading range, around the $18.90-$19.00 region. Some follow-through buying should pave the way for a further near-term appreciating move towards the next relevant resistance near the $19.70-$19.80 supply zone. This is closely followed by the $20.00 psychological mark, which if cleared decisively will be seen as a fresh trigger for bulls. The XAG/USD could then climb beyond the $20.50 intermediate hurdle and aim to reclaim the $21.00 mark, coinciding with the 200-day EMA. On the flip side, the $18.50-$18.40 zone now seems to protect the immediate downside ahead of the daily low, around the $18.25-$18.20 region, and the $18.00 pivotal support. A convincing break below the latter will negate any positive bias and make the XAG/USD vulnerable. The subsequent downfall has the potential to drag spot prices further towards the YTD low, around the $17.55 area touched in September. The downward trajectory could eventually drag the XAG/USD to the next relevant support near the $17.00 round-figure mark. Silver 1-hour chart  
The White Metal (Silver) Is Manifesting A Lackluster Performance

Further Decline Of Silver Price (XAG/USD) Is Expected

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 21.10.2022 08:37
Silver price fades bounce off the seven-week-old support line. Death cross, steady RSI favor sellers targeting fresh yearly low. Key SMAs restrict immediate upside, monthly low can test sellers. Silver price (XAG/USD) eases from the weekly high to $18.60, inching closer to the key trend line support during Friday’s Asian session. In doing so, the bright metal pares the previous day’s gains while bracing for a positive weekly closing. That said, the metal’s failure to provide a successful break of the 50-SMA during the previous day’s run-up joins the steady RSI (14) to keep sellers hopeful. As a result, the XAG/USD prices may again attempt to break the upward-sloping support line from early September, around $18.30 by the press time, for the fourth consecutive time. It’s worth noting, however, that the death cross on the four-hour chart adds strength to the bearish bias for the metal, suggesting a clear downside break of the $18.30 support, which in turn could direct the quote towards the yearly low near $17.55. The 50-SMA’s downside break of the 200-SMA is known as the death cross and is generally favorable to the sellers. Also notable is that the lows marked in October and late September, around $18.00, could act as extra downside filters for the silver bears to watch. Meanwhile, recovery moves not only need to cross the 50-SMA hurdle of $18.80 but should also stay beyond the 200-SMA level of $19.23 to convince buyers. Silver: Four-hour chart Trend: Further downside expected
Hedge Funds Have Continued To Invest In Gold, The Bullish Position Of Silver Is Holding

Only On Monday, Gold And Silver Closed In Positive Territory

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 21.10.2022 11:53
Gold in the spot and futures markets has lost all of the small gains that it started at the beginning of the week. Silver futures also lost most of their gains: There seems to be a group of traders who see any profit, small or large, in gold and silver as an opportunity to wipe out those profits by actively going short. The only day when gold and silver closed in positive territory was Monday, the high and close gold reached during which is currently the highest it has made this week. The recent bearish sentiment in the gold market was a direct result of market participants' genuine concern about the impending 75 basis point rate hike at the last two FOMC meetings of this year in November and December. Comments made by several Federal Reserve officials underscored their intentions and focused on lowering inflation by raising interest rates. This resulted in higher yields on US debt instruments across the board, including 10-year notes and 30-year Treasury bonds. The yield has steadily risen to a higher value and continues to trade today. The yield on 10-year bonds rose 2.4% yesterday and currently stands at 4.226%. The yield on 30-year bonds increased by 2.18% and currently stands at 4.216%. There is still a reciprocal return between 10-year bonds and 30-year bonds, with 10-year bonds having a higher yield than a longer-term debt instrument. This indicates that investors and traders perceive current levels of return to be higher than they will be in a few years. Recent statements by Fed officials James Bullard and Neel Kashkari have confirmed that they are aiming to bring benchmark interest rates closer to 4% or 5%. As long as the Federal Reserve continues to raise its base rate, it is likely that gold will react negatively to higher interest rates instead of focusing on inflationary pressures that continue to persist.   Relevance up to 09:00 UTC+1 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/324965
Australia Is Expected To Produce A Bumper Year Of Crops

Ukrainian Exports Of Agricultural Products May Increase In October | Rising Energy Costs Will Hurt Microsoft's Operating Margin

Saxo Bank Saxo Bank 26.10.2022 08:45
Summary:  A whiplash-inducing session for equity traders yesterday as the strong market session was spoiled after hours yesterday by weak results from Microsoft and Google-parent Alphabet. A drop in US treasury yields, meanwhile, has driven a sharp correction lower in the US dollar, with EURUSD eyeing parity suddenly ahead of next week’s FOMC meeting and AUDUSD trying to break higher after a hot core Q3 CPI reading overnight.   What is our trading focus? Nasdaq 100 (USNAS100.I) and S&P 500 (US500.I) Strong rally in US equities yesterday touching the 50-day moving average before settling a bit lower on the close. Price action has subsequently turned negative overnight after the cash session as disappointing earnings from Alphabet and worsening outlook from Microsoft are weighing on the indices. On the positive side, the US 10-year yield is coming down from its recent peak and the Chicago Fed National Activity Index showed yesterday that the US economy operated meaningfully above trend growth in both September and August suggesting inflationary forces are still intact despite tighter financial conditions. Euro STOXX 50 (EU50.I) Touched almost the 3,600 level as we indicated yesterday was the upside level the market was looking for, but the weaker US earnings overnight might impact equity sentiment today, but on the other hand European earnings releases this morning have broadly beaten estimates. FX: USD punched lower as yields drop Yesterday saw the potent, USD-negative combination of treasury yields pushing sharply lower and strong risk sentiment, but interesting to note that the USD weakness continued in late trading yesterday, even after important megacap companies in the US reported weak earnings and risk sentiment reversed sharply, suggesting that treasury yields are the primary driver of the moment. EURUSD came within spitting distance of parity again, and could head to 1.0200 on a break above if the US 10-year yield breaks below 4.00%, although traders may rein in their market exposure ahead of next Wednesday’s FOMC meeting. USDJPY is also under pressure, trading near 148.00, and may have a path to 145.00 or lower if yields continue to ease. Elsewhere, a hot CPI print from Australia overnight (more below) has AUDUSD making a bid above the important 0.6400 area. Gold (XAUUSD) and silver (XAGUSD) Gold and silver trade higher after receiving a boost from a weaker dollar and continued decline in US bond yields amid signs the US economy is showing signs of rolling over, just days before the next FOMC interest rate decision on November 2. US yields slumped across the curve after data showed home prices tumbling the most since 2009 and US consumer confidence was down by more than expected. While another bumper 75 basis points hike is expected next week, the FOMC may decide to ease the foot of the brakes in coming meetings while assessing the impact of their rate and quantitative tightening actions. As a minimum gold needs to break above $1730 before an end to the month-long downtrend can be called. Until then watch the dollar and yields for inspiration, while silver, in order to avoid creating a potential bearish head-and-shoulder formation, needs a break above $20. Crude oil (CLZ2 & LCOZ2) Crude oil remains rangebound, with Brent currently stuck in a $90 to $95 range, after a weaker dollar led pop on Tuesday was reversed after the American Petroleum Institute reported a 4.5-million-barrel expansion in US crude stocks. In today’s weekly update from the EIA, the market will be watching distillate stocks as concerns about tight supplies continue to grow ahead of the EU embargo on Russian fuel starting next February. Diesel inventories in the US are at lowest seasonal level ever heading into winter while the situation in Europe looks similar. Developments that have driven distillate crack spreads and diesel prices at the pumps higher in recent weeks relative to gasoline. Also focus this week on earnings from Big Oil. US treasuries (TLT, IEF) US treasury yields dropped further yesterday, with the 2-year benchmark yield easing below 4.50%, and the 10-year yield pushing all the way down below 4.10% and therefore nearing the important 4.00% area. A drop in the latest Consumer Confidence survey (more below) offered a tailwind, as have talks since Monday of a possible treasury “buyback” from US Treasury Secretary Yellen, said to be prompted by the need to improve liquidity in the treasury market and attractive from the Treasury’s point of view as lower yielding long treasuries issued at far lower yields can be bought back at significant discounts. What is going on? Australia September and Q3 CPI comes in hot Yet another hot inflation report out overnight, particularly in the core inflation data, this time from Down Under, as Australia’s September CPI came in at +7.3% YoY vs. +7.1% expected, and the Q3 CPI was also higher than expected at +1.8% QoQ and +7.3% YoY vs. +1.6%/7.0% expected, with the “trimmed mean” core CPI out at +1.8%/6.1%, far above the 1.5%/5.0% expected, and 4.5% YoY in Q2. Housing prices were the biggest contributors up 10.5%, followed by Transport costs up 9.2% and Food price growth up 9%. US October Consumer Confidence weaker than expected The survey was out at 102.5 versus 105.9 expected and 107.8 in September, with a bad miss in the Present Situation component, which fell to 138.9 from 150.2 in September, a large drop and the lowest reading since early 2021. Wheat futures (ZWZ2) slipped to a five-week low on Tuesday ... with Black Sea grain exports pressuring prices while rain in recently dry growing areas in the US and Argentine adding further downward pressure to prices, especially in the US where recently planted winter wheat fields in the US Midwest look set to receive a decent dose of moisture and potentially further speed of the planting currently 79% completed. Ukraine’s export of agricultural products could rise by more than 8% in October from last month, the Ukrainian Agrarian Council said on Tuesday while ADM’s chief grain trader on an earnings call said that he sees “nothing significant that could derail” an extension of the Black Sea grain export corridor next month. Google shares down 7% on big Q3 miss It turned out that Snap’s worse than expected results last week were a good leading indicator on Google’s performance in Q3. Revenue came in at $69.1bn vs $70.8bn and operating income was $17.1bn vs est. $19.7bn as the operating margin is coming under significant pressure q/q and y/y. Revenue growth in Q3 at 6% y/y is the slowest pace since Q2 2020. Microsoft shares down 7% on worsening outlook FY23 Q1 (ending 30 September) revenue was $↨50.1bn vs est. $49.6bn and EPS of $2.35 vs est. $2.29, but it was the forecast for the current quarter that negatively surprised the market. Microsoft expects the slowdown in PC sales and rising energy costs to hurt operating margin, and the company has more or less introduced a hiring freeze to keep costs under control. What are we watching next? Bank of Canada set to hike 75 basis points We have an interesting combination of hot CPI readings in a number of places, including Canada and Australia, seeing the market adjusting expectations higher for the Bank of Canada and Reserve Bank of Australia, all while US yields have eased off on the anticipation that the FOMC will deliver a message. After the recent hot September Canada CPI reading, the market boosted expectations for today’s Bank of Canada hike to 75 basis points for today's, which will take the policy rate to 4.00% UK PM Sunak may delay budget statement scheduled for early next week Prime Minister Rishi Sunak may delay the report to give the new government a chance to find its feet first, with less urgency as sterling has not only stabilized, but rallied and UK Gilt yields have plunged, with the 10-year yield some 100 basis points lower, closing at 3.64% yesterday. Sunak reappointed Jeremy Hunt as Chancellor and announced a number of other appointments. Earnings to watch Today’s US earnings focus is Meta and given the weak results from both Snap and Alphabet due to worsening pricing on online ads we expect downward pressure on Meta’s business. Key for investors will be Meta admitting that its Metaverse bet is too expensive and will be reined in in the short-term as the company is facing tough headwinds on cash flow generation. Today: Dassault Systemes, Mercedes-Benz, BASF, Deutsche Bank, PingAn Insurance, CGN Power, UniCredit, Canon, Barclays, Standard Chartered, Heineken, Aker BP, Iberdrola, Banco Santander, SEB, Meta Platforms, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bristol-Myers Squibb, ADP, Boeing, ServiceNow, Ford Motor, Twitter Thursday: ANZ, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Argenx, Shopify, Teck Resources, Neste, Kone, TotalEnergies, EDF, STMicroelectronics, PetroChina, China Life Insurance, CNOOC, Oriental Land, Shin-Etsu Chemical, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Hoya, FANUC, Shell, Lloyds Banking Group, Universal Music Group, Repsol, Ferrovial, Hexagon, Evolution, Credit Suisse, Apple, Amazon, Mastercard, Merck & Co, McDonald’s, Linde, Intel, Honeywell, Caterpillar, Gilead Sciences, Pioneer Natural Resources Friday: Macquarie Group, OMV, ICBC, China Merchants Bank, LONGi Green Energy Technology, Midea Group, Imperial Oil, Danske Bank, Sanofi, Airbus, Volkswagen, China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of China, BYD, China Shenhua Energy, Eni, Keyence, Hitachi, Denso, Equinor, CaixaBank, Wilmar International, Swiss Re, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, AbbVie, NextEra Energy, Colgate-Palmolive, Royal Caribbean Cruises Economic calendar highlights for today (times GMT) 1230 – US Sep. Advance Goods Trade Balance 1400 – Bank of Canada Rate Decision 1400 – US Sep. New Home Sales 1430 – US DoE Weekly Crude Oil and Product Inventories 1500 – Canada Bank of Canada Governor Macklem to speak 1700 – US Treasury auctions 5-year T-notes 2045 – New Zealand RBNZ Governor Orr to speak 2130 – Brazil Selic Rate Follow SaxoStrats on the daily Saxo Markets Call on your favorite podcast app: Apple  Spotify PodBean Sticher   Source: https://www.home.saxo/content/articles/macro/market-quick-take-oct-26-2022-26102022
Silver Bulls Now Awaiting A Move Beyond The $24.50-$24.55 Area

The Silver's (XAG/USD) Decline Has Potential

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 26.10.2022 09:31
Silver climbs back closer to a nearly two-week high touched on Monday. Bulls await a move beyond the 100-day SMA before placing fresh bets. A break below the $18.00 mark is needed to negate the positive outlook. Silver builds on the previous day's bounce from the 200-hour SMA support and gains some follow-through traction for the second successive day on Wednesday. The positive move lifts the white metal back above the mid-$19.00s during the early European session, closer to a nearly two-week high touched on Monday. The XAG/USD is currently flirting with the 100-day SMA barrier, which if cleared decisively should pave the way for a further near-term appreciating move. Meanwhile, oscillators on hourly charts are holding in the bullish territory and have just started moving in the positive zone on the daily chart. This, in turn, supports prospects for an eventual breakout through the aforementioned barrier. The XAG/USD might then aim to surpass the $20.00 psychological mark and climb further towards the next relevant hurdle near the $20.50 region. Bulls might then aim to reclaim the $21.00 round-figure mark. The latter coincides with the 200-day EMA, above which the momentum could eventually lift spot prices back towards the monthly swing high, around the $21.25 region. On the flip side, the $19.20 area now seems to protect the immediate downside ahead of the $19.00 mark and the 200-hour SMA, currently around the $18.80 region. A convincing break below might prompt some technical selling and make the XAG/USD vulnerable to accelerate the fall towards the $18.30-$18.25 intermediate support en route to the next relevant support near the $18.00 round figure. Failure to defend the latter will negate any near-term positive bias and shift the bias back in favour of bearish traders. The subsequent downfall has the potential to drag the XAG/USD further towards the YTD low, around the $17.55 area touched in September. The downward trajectory could get extended to the next relevant support near the $17.00 round-figure mark. Silver 1-hour chart  
Analysis Of The Silver Commodity Asset Price Movement

The Trend Of Silver (XAG/USD) Will Remain Bullish

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 01.11.2022 09:26
Silver price extends bounce off 50-DMA to renew intraday high. Bulls jostle with 100-DMA, descending trend line from early October. Firmer oscillators favor bulls but daily closing beyond $19.55 appears necessary to test previous monthly peak. Two-month-old ascending support line acts as additional downside filter. Silver price (XAG/USD) takes the bids to refresh intraday high near $19.60 heading into Tuesday’s European session. In doing so, the bright metal not only justifies the previous day’s rebound from the 50-DMA but also crosses the 100-DMA and a one-month-long resistance line to please XAG/USD buyers hopeful. That said, firmer RSI (14) and bullish MACD signals also strengthen the odds favoring the commodity’s further upside. However, a daily closing beyond the 100-DMA hurdle surrounding $19.55 becomes a pre-requisite for the XAG/USD bulls to take control. Also likely to challenge the silver buyers is the previous weekly top near $19.80, a break of which won’t hesitate to challenge the October month’s peak of $21.24. During the run-up, the $20.00 psychological magnet may act as an extra resistance to watch for the bulls. On the contrary, a daily closing below the aforementioned resistance line, close to $19.40 by the press time, could reverse the short-term bullish bias. Even so, the XAG/USD sellers will wait for a clear downside break of the 50-DMA, close to $19.10, to take entries. Following that, an upward-sloping support line from early September, around $18.45 at the latest, appears the last defense of the silver bulls. Silver: Daily chart Trend: Bullish  
Silver Is Currently Placed Near The Daily High

Subsequent Purchases Have The Potential To Raise Silver (XAG/USD)

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 02.11.2022 09:41
Silver finds some support near 100-day SMA, though struggles to attract any buyers. The setup still favours bullish traders and supports prospects for additional gains. A sustained break below the $19.00 mark is needed to negate the positive outlook. Silver struggles to gain any meaningful traction on Wednesday and remains confined in a narrow trading band above the mid-$19.00s through the early European session. From a technical perspective, the overnight retracement slide from the $20.00 psychological mark stalls near the 100-day SMA. The said support coincides with the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of the recent fall from the October monthly swing high and should act as a pivotal point for the XAG/USD. Given the overnight breakout through the aforementioned confluence barrier, the technical set-up seems tilted firmly in favour of bullish traders. Moreover, oscillators on the daily chart have just started moving into positive territory and support prospects for a further appreciating move. Hence, a fresh attempt towards conquering the $20.00 round figure, also marking the 61.8% Fibo. level, looks like a distinct possibility. Some follow-through buying has the potential to lift the XAG/USD further towards an intermediate resistance near the $20.50 region en route to the $21.00 mark. On the flip side, weakness below the mid-$19.00s (100 DMA) might continue to attract some buyers near the $19.00-$18.90 support zone, representing the 23.6% Fibo. level. A convincing break below the latter will shift the near-term bias in favour of bearish traders and make the XAG/USD vulnerable. The subsequent downward trajectory could then drag the XAG/USD towards the next relevant support near the $18.30-$18.25 region. This is closely followed by the $18.00 round-figure mark, below which spot prices could aim to challenge the YTD low, around the $17.55 area touched in September. Silver daily chart  
The Receding Market Bets On The Fed’s Hawkish Move And Chatters Surrounding The Policy Pivot Seem To Favor The Silver Buyers

The Bearish Formation Of Silver (XAG/USD) Teases Sellers

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 03.11.2022 08:36
Silver remains mildly bid inside three-week-old rising wedge bearish chart pattern. Steady RSI suggests continued grinding between 50-DMA and 100-DMA. Two-month-old ascending trend line adds to the downside filters. Silver price (XAG/USD) remains firmer around $19.30 while paring the post-Fed losses during early Thursday in Europe. In doing so, the bright metal rebounds from the 50-DMA to stay inside a three-week-old rising wedge bearish chart pattern. Given the sluggish RSI, the commodity prices are likely to remain sidelined between the 50-DMA and the 100-DMA, currently around $19.10 and $19.50 in that order. However, the bearish formation teases sellers in case of the $19.10 break. That said, the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement of September-October upside, near $18.95, acts as the additional downside filter before directing the bullion bears towards the theoretical target surrounding $17.30. During the anticipated fall, an upward-sloping support line from early September and the yearly low, close to $18.50 and $17.55 respectively, could act as intermediate halts for the XAG/USD prices. On the contrary, an upside break of the 100-DMA hurdle surrounding $19.50 could propel prices toward the recent high of $20.08 before the stated wedge’s upper line, close to $20.15, could challenge the silver buyers. In a case where XAG/USD remains firmer past $20.15, the odds of witnessing a run-up targeting the previous monthly peak of $21.25 can’t be ruled out. Silver: Daily chart Trend: Limited upside expected
Hedge Funds Have Continued To Invest In Gold, The Bullish Position Of Silver Is Holding

Next Level Of Silver Of Support Being The Rising Trendline

Saxo Bank Saxo Bank 03.11.2022 13:42
Summary:  Gold and silver turned sharply lower yesterday after Fed Chair Powell delivered a hammer-blow to sentiment across markets as he managed to both pull off the idea of the Fed may indeed soon pivot to a slower pace of rate hikes, but that any talk of a pause is “very premature”. With the dollar and yields surging higher both metals are at risk of resuming their downtrends with gold traders in particularly keeping a close eye on the $1615 area. Saxo's Daily Financial Markets Quick TakePodcast: The FOMC pulls off a hawkish pivot   Gold and silver turned sharply lower yesterday after Fed Chair Powell delivered a hammer-blow to sentiment across markets as he managed to both pull off the idea of the Fed may indeed soon pivot to a slower pace of rate hikes, but that any talk of a pause is “very premature”. His comments followed an initial misinterpretation of the statement that accompanied the expected 75 basis point rate, the fourth consecutive hike of this magnitude in this cycle, after it raised the prospect of the FOMC pausing to assess the “cumulative tightening” impact. In our daily Financial Markets Quick Take, our Head of FX strategy John Hardy wrote: In the press conference, however, Fed Chair Powell was far more hawkish, saying there is a “ways to go”, and spelling out that the incoming data means that the “ultimate level” that the Fed funds reaches is likely to move to higher levels than was though at the September meeting. This had Fed expectations for the spring of next year edging back toward the cycle highs of 5.00% and then closing the day a full 10 basis points higher near 5.10%.  While Powell did say it may be possible that the Fed steps down to smaller hikes as soon as the December meeting, the FOMC felt that the speed of hikes Is becoming “less important” (leaving market to infer that the Fed just keeps hiking at more meetings if incoming data supports doing so. As well, we must remember that the Fed has cranked up the pace of quantitative tightening in the background, which provides its own tightening pressure on markets and arguably equates with several hundred basis points of rate tightening over the course of a year. The dollar, one of the most important drivers for precious metals, was first weak yesterday, thereby supporting sentiment ahead of the meeting before the Powell presser lit a fire under the greenback with the US dollar ripping back to the strong side, generating compelling reversal patterns for USD bulls almost across the board, not least against the euro where the important 0.9876-0.9850 area fell while USDJPY moved north of 147.00 after holding support at 145.00.  In the short-term gold is likely to be challenged with speculators jumping back into short position on expectations US treasury yields and dollar will move higher. However, several sources of support exist, not least the risk that economic data may start to turn softer given the time lag between rate hikes and the economic impact, and the yield curve moving towards its most inverted for the cycle below -50 basis points for the 2-10 year spread, thereby highlighting the risk of a central bank policy mistake leading to weaker growth without successfully managing to get inflation under control.  At Saxo, we maintain a long-held view that inflation in the 4% to 5% range over the next decade is not outrageous. Driven by a new geopolitical situation where the world is splitting into two parts with everything evolving around deglobalization driven by the need for self-reliance and re-arming. Together with the energy transition we are facing a decade that will be commodity and capital intensive and where scarcity of raw materials and labor will keep inflation elevated for longer, and higher than the 3% level currently being shown through the swaps market. Short-term technical outlook for gold A double top pattern based on the peaks in 2020 and 2022 is currently unfolding with a daily close below $1614 potentially fueling a further sell-off towards $1510, the 0.618 retracement of the 2018 to 2022 rally. A break back above $1735 will be needed at this stage to neutralize these downside concerns.  Short-term technical outlook for silver Earlier in the week silver was once again forcefully rejected at the $20 resistance level, potentially signaling a resumption of the downtrend. Next level of support being the rising trendline, currently at $18.33, but if broken a deeper sell-off could see it target $16.95 next. Again, a break and close back above $20 will be needed to nullify these short-term risks.      Source: https://www.home.saxo/content/articles/commodities/hawkish-powell-hammers-gold-and-silver-03112022
The Silver Might Then Extend The Recent Pullback

Silver: The Subsequent Downward Trend Has The Potential

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 04.11.2022 11:02
Silver gains strong traction for the second straight day and climbs beyond the mid-$19.00s. The neutral technical setup warrants some caution before positioning for any further gains. A sustained strength beyond the $20.00 mark is needed to confirm a fresh bullish breakout. Silver builds on the previous day's solid recovery from the $18.85-$18.80 support zone and gains some follow-through traction for the second straight day on Friday. The white metal maintains its bid tone through the early European session and is currently trading around the $19.70-$19.80 region, up over 1.30% for the day. Looking at the broader technical picture, the recent two-way price moves witnessed over the past two weeks or so constitute the formation of a rectangle on the daily. This points to indecision over the near-term trajectory for the XAGUSD. Furthermore, the metal's inability to find acceptance above the 100-day EMA and this week's failures near the $20.00 psychological mark warrants caution for bullish traders. This makes it prudent to wait for a sustained break through the handle before positioning for any further near-term appreciating move. With oscillators on the daily chart moving in the positive territory, the XAGUSD might then accelerate the momentum towards an intermediate resistance near the $20.50 region. The momentum could get extended and allow the bulls to eventually aim back to reclaim the $21.00 mark. On the flip side, the daily swing low, around the $19.40 region, now seems to protect the immediate downside ahead of the $19.00 round figure. Any subsequent slide might continue to find decent support near the $18.85-$18.80 horizontal zone, which if broken decisively will shift the bias in favour of bearish traders. The subsequent downfall has the potential to drag the XAGUSD to the $18.30-$18.25 support zone. This is closely followed by the $18.00 round-figure mark, below which spot prices could slide further towards challenging the YTD low, around the $17.55 zone touched in September. Silver daily chart  
Hedge Funds Have Continued To Invest In Gold, The Bullish Position Of Silver Is Holding

There Is An Element That Will Raise Prices And Increase The Demand For Gold

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 04.11.2022 12:05
Capital Economics' latest forecast says that despite the fact that in response to the hawkish stance of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, gold prices have declined, prices will rise next year. "We forecast [gold and silver] prices to rise from $1,630 and $18 per ounce today to $1,700 and $19.5 by end 2023," said Edward Gardner, commodities economist at Capital Economics. On Wednesday, after the fourth rate hike by 75 basis points, the Fed confused the markets with its mixed messages. The US central bank has said it will now consider a "cumulative tightening" of monetary policy and a "slowdown" of monetary policy. At the same time, Powell followed up with comments that the "ultimate level" of interest rates is likely to be higher than previously thought and said that the window for a soft landing is "narrowing." However, Capital Economics is not convinced that the Fed can stay hawkish for long. "Gold and silver prices fell following Chair Powell's hawkish comments yesterday. But if we are right in thinking U.S. rates won't rise by as much as markets expect, gold and silver prices should increase next year," Gardner said Thursday. "Gold and silver prices initially rose following the Federal Reserve's decision to raise its policy rate by 75 basis points yesterday. Briefly, investors took the decision to be dovish." In addition, the US dollar, which has been a big drag on the precious metal, will peak next year and begin to decline, helping gold recover. "A stronger dollar makes purchasing gold and silver priced in dollars outside of the U.S. more expensive. If we are right and the slowdown in global economic growth will trough at around the middle of next year, then we think improved risk appetite will then lead to a weaker dollar," Gardner wrote. And the final element that will lift prices will be demand for gold, which will be sustainable, especially when it comes to central bank purchases, Gardner added. "Central banks purchased 673 tonnes of gold in the first nine months of this year, a multi-decade high for January to September," he said. This week, the World Gold Council released its Gold Demand Trends report, which says that gold purchases by central banks hit a record high in the latest quarter. Buying is expected to continue due to geopolitical tensions.     Relevance up to 09:00 UTC+1 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/326260
Commodities: Copper Was Trading Near A Seven-Month High, The Global Primary Aluminium Increased,

Copper Buyers Sensing Support From Developments In China

Saxo Bank Saxo Bank 07.11.2022 13:15
Summary:  Our weekly Commitment of Traders update highlights future positions and changes made by hedge funds and other speculators across commodities and forex during the week to Tuesday, November 1, the day before Fed Chair Powell sent shivers across markets. Ahead of the meeting speculators cut bullish dollar bets to a 15-month low, in commodities buying was concentrated in crude oil, natural gas, copper and soybeans with gold, sugar and coffee seeing continued selling Saxo Bank publishes weekly Commitment of Traders reports (COT) covering leveraged fund positions in commodities, bonds and stock index futures. For IMM currency futures and the VIX, we use the broader measure called non-commercial. Link to latest report What is the Commitments of Traders report? The COT reports are issued by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the ICE Exchange Europe for Brent crude oil and gas oil. They are released every Friday after the U.S. close with data from the week ending the previous Tuesday. They break down the open interest in futures markets into different groups of users depending on the asset class. Commodities: Producer/Merchant/Processor/User, Swap dealers, Managed Money and otherFinancials: Dealer/Intermediary; Asset Manager/Institutional; Leveraged Funds and otherForex: A broad breakdown between commercial and non-commercial (speculators) The reasons why we focus primarily on the behavior of the highlighted groups are: They are likely to have tight stops and no underlying exposure that is being hedged This makes them most reactive to changes in fundamental or technical price developments It provides views about major trends but also helps to decipher when a reversal is looming   Financial Markets Daily Quick TakeSaxo Market Call Daily Podcast This summary highlights futures positions and changes made by hedge funds across commodities and forex during the week to Tuesday, November 1. The day before the FOMC delivered its fourth consecutive 75 basis rate hike in this cycle while pouring cold water on the markets hope for a slowdown after Fed Chair Powell said there is still some way to go and that incoming data means will help determine the “ultimate level” that the Fed funds reaches. In the reporting week prior to the meeting technology stocks had sold of on disappointing earnings while the dollar and US Treasury yields traded softer. The commodity sector was mixed with gains in industrial metals and grains being partly offset by softness elsewhere.  Commodities The Bloomberg Commodity traded higher on the week with a small 0.6% gain reflecting a mixed market where gains in industrial metals and especially the grains sector was being offset by losses in softs and livestock. The energy sector traded lower with losses in natural gas and gas oil disguising an otherwise strong week for crude oil.Speculators where net buyers of commodities with length being added to 13 out of the 24 commodity futures tracked in this, led by and concentrated in crude oil, natural gas , copper and soybeans. Selling was concentrated across the softs sector where all four contracts continued to be sold. Energy Speculators raised bullish crude oil bets by a combined 38k lots to 426k lots, an 18 week high. In the week both WTI and Brent rallied by more than 3% in response to OPEC+ production cuts and renewed optimism about demand in China, developments that helped attract fresh longs, primarily into Brent. Small profit taking reduced the net length in gas oil and gasoline. In natural gas a 7% price drop triggered profit taking among short sellers resulting in the net short falling by 21% to -68k lots.    Metals Money managers were net sellers of gold for a third week ahead of last week's FOMC meeting. The 17% increase to -39k lots took the net short back to near a four-year high, just ahead of a volatile few trading days where anotherr downside rejection at $1615 support helped trigger a strong short covering rally ahead of the weekend. Short covering reduced the silver net short by 43% to 3.4k lots, platinum length was added for a fifth week taking the net long to 13.3k lots and highest since March. Copper buyers sensing support from developments in China helped flip the net back to a long position of 5.3k lots and highest since June.  Agriculture  The grains sector saw net buying for a second week lifting the combined long across six grains and soy contracts to a 19-week high at 553k lots. The bulk of the buying was led by the soybeans, soy meal and oil contracts with corn seeing a small increase in the net long. The 8% jump in wheat on Ukraine export worries did not alter the overall bearish view held by funds. Selling into strength they lifted the net short in Chicago wheat to -37k lots, the biggest short bet since the depth of the pandemic panic in June 2020. The four major softs commodities continued to see heavy net selling, this week being led by 48% reduction in the sugar long to 44k lots. The cocoa net short extended to -43.7k lots and not far from a five-year high, a development that increasingly could trigger a sharp rebound should the technical and/or fundamental outlook turn more friendly. Weeks of coffee selling continued resulting in the net flipping back to a net short of -10.4k lots for the first time in 25 months. A similar situation in cotton where nine weeks of continued selling has taken the net close to neutral at just 5.4k lots.    Forex In forex, flows turned decisively against the dollar, a day before Fed Chair Powell delivered his hawkish comments which only managed to trigger some temporary dollar strength. Before this reporting week, the Greenback had increasingly been losing steam against several of the nine IMM forex futures tracked in this report. The bulk of the net dollar selling had up until recently been mostly against the euro which since late August has seen €19 billion of net buying, reversing the net position from a 48k lots short to a 106k long. This past week buying accelerated with the net long jumping 41% to a 17 month high. Combined with an aggressive 24% reduction in the JPY net short and a 250% jump in the MXN net long, the combined dollar long ended up being reduced by 59% to just $5 billion, the weakest belief in a stronger dollar since August last year.     Source: https://www.home.saxo/content/articles/commodities/cot-crude-oil-and-copper-bought-gold-sold-ahead-of-fomc-07112022
The French Housing Market Is More Resilient | The Chance Of Republicans Winning The Senate Is Up

The French Housing Market Is More Resilient | The Chance Of Republicans Winning The Senate Is Up

Saxo Bank Saxo Bank 09.11.2022 08:31
Summary:  Risk sentiment remained upbeat despite the fallout in the crypto world as equities focused on the results of the midterm elections. Bitcoin made fresh YTD lows in the wake of Binance's acquisition of FTX. But US yields and the dollar tumbled, helping Gold and Silver to run higher breaking some key resistances. Another surge in China’s Covid cases still kept a check on gains in oil prices, and focus today will be on inflation data from China. Disney’s disappointing results further add to this quarter’s earnings misery, and Rivian and Roblox report today. What’s happening in markets? The Nasdaq 100 (USNAS100.I) and S&P 500 (US500.I) closed higher in a choppy session A political gridlock with a divided Congress after mid-term elections was historically positive for the equity market. S&P 500 gained nearly 1.4% and Nasdaq 100 rose as much as 2% at one point before paring all the gains and more in the early afternoon, dragged by a selloff in the crypto space. Stocks managed to bounce in the late afternoon and recover some of the early gains, with S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 finishing a volatile session 0.6% and 0.8% higher respectively. Lyft (LYFT:xnas) tumbled 23% after weak rider growth was reported the day before. Walt Disney (DIS:xnys) plunged 6.4% in extended-hours trading on earnings miss which was dragged by weak streaming results. US  treasury (TLT:xnas, IEF:xnas, SHY:xnas) yields fell on hopes for political gridlock and strong demand in the 3-year auction US treasury yields fell 4bps to 9bps across the curve with the best performance in the 5-year to 10-year segment, with the 10-year yield down 9bps to to 4.12%. Anticipations of political gridlock in Washington that historically restrained fiscal policies saw buying in treasuries. Demand in the 3-year auction was solid with awarded yields stopped at more than 1bp richer from the time right before the auction. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng (HSIX2) China’s CSI300 (03188:xhkg) took a pause as Covid cases surged The China reopening trade took a pause in Hong Kong and the mainland bourses as domestically transmitted new cases in the mainland doubled to 7,455. Guangzhou, the capital city of the Southern Guangdong province reported 2,377 new cases and launched mandatory testing in 9 of the 11 districts of the city, and extended the lockdown of Haizhu district to Friday. Hang Sang Index fell 0.2% and CSI300 lost 0.7%. China’s passenger vehicle sales growth slowed in October to +7.3% Y/Y but new energy vehicles sales, rising 75% Y/Y, remained solid. However, EV stocks declined, with NIO (09866:xhkg) falling the most, down 9% following analysts cutting price targets on the stock. Among China internet names, Alibaba (09988:xhkg) underperformed, losing 3.7%. Macau casino stocks were the top performers, rising 2% to 4%, following Macau’s decision to relax entrance rules for some visa holders starting Sunday. FX: Weaker dollar and lower yields amid an expected Republican sweep Expectations of a split Congress saw lower US yields and further USD selling on Tuesday, and eyes are now on US CPI due later this week. Meanwhile, the crypto fallout in the wake of FTX being acquired by Binance sparked a wave of volatility. Yen gained with USDJPY falling below 146. EUR gained a firmer footing above parity amid the latest ECB rhetoric including from de Guindos who noted they will continue raising rates to levels that ensure price stability, while ECB's Nagel said he will do his utmost to make sure the ECB does not let up in the inflation fight and said that large rate hikes are necessary. GBPUSD also reclaimed 1.15 handle. Crude oil (CLZ2 & LCOF3) slid with API inventory build WTI futures slid below the key $90 mark on Tuesday and Brent slid to $95 despite a weaker dollar as a fresh surge in China’s Covid cases further sparked concerns on whether China will part ways with its Zero Covid policy. Xinjian reported its fourth highest number of new cases nationally on Monday. Inner Mongolia, which was sealed off in early October, saw cases jump to almost 1800. New infections in the province of Henan almost doubled. Meanwhile, supply concerns eased with API inventory build coming in larger than expected with crude oil inventory up 5.6mm barrels last week and gasoline inventory also coming in higher. Still, US EIA also cut its 2023 oil production estimate to 12.31mm barrels/day, suggesting structural supply concerns are here to stay. Copper (HGZ2), Gold (XAUUSD) and Silver (XAGUSD) The weakness in the dollar drove metals higher. Copper led the base metals sector higher on dwindling inventories amid positive signs for demand, challenging the September high of $3.6925 once again, ahead of $3.78. Bold move higher in gold and silver as well last night with renewed USD weakness, with the most notable being gold up at one-month highs breaking through $1680/85. A break above $1735 would likely confirm a low in the market. Silver finding some technical resistance here at $21.50 but the break above $21.15 has opened up for a move to $22.25.   What to consider Republicans likely in a strong position in the US mid-term elections Looking at the latest odds on Predictit, the chance of Republicans taking the House is up to 95% from 90% earlier. The chance of them winning the Senate is up to 83% from 74% earlier. All the closest races have tilted towards the Republicans as well. It can take several days to confirm which party will prevail, especially in the Senate. More so if we go to recounts, where the votes cast in a close race are retabulated to verify the initial results. A split Congress, as we wrote yesterday, lowers the expectation of fiscal support measures thereby leading to investors expecting a sooner Fed pivot again. This can spark a further tactically rally in equities and will likely be USD negative. Risk of a contagion in the crypto market After a weeklong dispute between crypto exchanges Binance and FTX, the former is set to acquire FTX, stating a significant liquidity crunch for FTX. This may fuel further contagion throughout the crypto market, as not only FTX but also Alameda Research - the highly linked trading firm to FTX - may be insolvent. Our crypto analyst expects increased volatility in the next couple of days and weeks. Further, this may lead to contagion across the crypto market as experienced in May and June this year, so in our view, traders and investors in the crypto market should act cautiously in the foreseeable future. Likewise, Bitcoin's correlation with NASDAQ has been record-high throughout this year - and relatively high today. Please be aware that the development of crypto may impact particularly NASDAQ. Read more here. China’s PPI and CPI are expected to slow in October China’s PPI is expected to fall -1.5% Y/Y in October vs +0.9% Y/Y in September, due to the high base last year resulting from increases in material and energy prices. Unlike other major economies, CPI in China is expected to slow to +2.4% Y/Y in October from +2.8% in September. Walt Disney reported disappointing FYQ4 results Walt Disney reported FYQ4 revenue at USD20.2 billion, about USD1 billion below street consensus estimates. Adjusted EPS declined to 30 cents, missing substantially the Bloomberg consensus of 51 cents. Subscriptions rose to 164.2 million in FYQ4, up 12 million from 152 million in FYQ3, beating expectations. The operating loss in the direct-to-consumer segment, driven by the Disney+ streaming service, however, jumped to USD1.47 billion in FYQ4 from USD1.05 billion in FYQ3. The management told analysts that they expect the direct-to-consumer segment losses “to narrow going forward and that Disney+ will still achieve profitability in fiscal 2024, assuming [they] do not see a meaningful shift in the economic climate.” France’s housing market is cooling down The combination between high inflation across the board (CPI hovering close to 6% on a year-on-year basis), lower purchasing power and higher interest rates is pushing housing prices down in France. According to the real estate promoter Century21 (one of the leading player in this market), real estate prices went down under the threshold of 10.000 Є per square meter in Paris. The deceleration in prices is however limited so far. Contrary to Tel Aviv, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, the parisian housing market is not in a situation of a speculative bubble. Prices are overvalued however. Expect prices to go down a bit more due to a drop in solvent demand. But we won't see a large decrease in prices as it is currently happening in several major cities in the United States, for instance. The French housing market is more resilient for mostly two main reasons: fixed interest rates and a comparatively low household debt (it represents about 124% of net disposable household income versus a peak at 249% in Denmark). For our look ahead at markets this week - Listen/watch our Saxo Spotlight. For a global look at markets – tune into our Podcast.   Source: https://www.home.saxo/content/articles/equities/market-insights-today-9-nov-09112022
Hedge Funds Have Continued To Invest In Gold, The Bullish Position Of Silver Is Holding

Gold, Silver And Copper All Resumed Their Upside Push | The US Dollar (USD) Fell Sharply

Saxo Bank Saxo Bank 09.11.2022 09:51
Summary:  Market sentiment improved further yesterday before dipping slightly overnight, as China Covid cases are on the rise, pushing back against hopes for a lifting of Covid restrictions. In the US mid-term elections, Democrats are slightly outperforming expectations, possibly set to retain control of the Senate even if Republicans look likely set to take narrow control of the House of Representatives.   What is our trading focus? Nasdaq 100 (USNAS100.I) and S&P 500 (US500.I) US equities exhausted themselves yesterday pulling back from intraday highs to close around the 3,835 level. Sentiment has weakened overnight amid the ongoing impact from the US midterm elections, bad Disney and the fallout from the implosion of FTX in the crypto industry with S&P 500 futures trading down to the 3,829 level. Tesla shares continued lower yesterday, and Elon Musk announced overnight in a filing that he had sold 19.5mn shares in Tesla, and the negative momentum could broaden as many retail investors have sizeable exposure to the stock. The next big event for the US equity market is tomorrow’s October inflation figures which are expected to show core inflation is easing a bit. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng (HSIX2) and China’s CSI300 (03188:xhkg) The China reopening continued to fade as new Covid cases surged further to 8,176 yesterday. Hang Seng Index retreated 1.6% and CSI 300 slid 0.8%. China’s PPI declined 1.3% Y/Y in October due to falls in energy and materials prices and weaknesses in metal processing. CPI inflation was also weaker than expected and fell to +2.1% in October from 2.8% in September on weak consumer demand and property prices. Share prices of Chinese developers however surged, following the Chinese authorities pledged to provide credit support, including credit insurance and bond buying, to private enterprise developers. FX: USD remains on back foot after testing important support. Thursday CPI key focus The US dollar fell sharply yesterday, with EURUSD testing the pivot high of 1.0094 before pulling back slightly into this morning and USDJPY had a look toward the pivotal 145.00 level without breaking through. Elsewhere, AUDUSD tested above the 0.6522 pivot late yesterday before pulling back again, likely on concerns that rising China Covid cases are frustrating hopes that a shift away from lockdowns will provide a further boost to the commodity market. Lower US treasury yields yesterday helped drive the US dollar lower and are a key focus over the Thursday October US CPI release, as CPI releases have sparked considerable volatility in recent months. Crude oil (CLZ2 & LCOF3) slid on API inventory build and China’s Covid Challenges WTI futures trade back below $90 and Brent near $95 after a fresh surge in China’s Covid cases sparked concerns over whether China will part ways with its Zero Covid policy. Also weighing on prices was the API reporting a 5.6m build in crude and 2.6m build in gasoline stocks. On the supply the EIA made another downgrade to its forecast for US 2023 production, down 0.7m b/d since March to 12.3m b/d driven by labor shortages, high equipment costs, supply-chain constraints and not least commitment to profits over production. Precious and industrial metals pause following another upside push After pausing on Monday, gold, silver and copper all resumed their upside push yesterday with the moves being triggered by renewed dollar weakness and softer bond yields ahead of tomorrow’s US October CPI release. A selloff in cryptocurrencies potentially helped get the ball rolling, especially gold which found fresh momentum buying on the break above $1680/85 area. Technical resistance levels in silver at $21.50 and copper at $3.69 together with the EURUSD hitting resistance at the pivot high of 1.0094 paused the rally. Gold, up 83 dollars in three sessions, will be watching $1735 closely as a break above could be signalling an end to the month-long correction. Crypto market getting nervous After a weeklong dispute between crypto exchanges Binance and FTX, a letter of intent was signed yesterday for Binance to acquire FTX, stating a significant liquidity crunch for FTX. The announcement was initially a brief relief for the crypto market, but it was followed by a steep crypto sell-off, likely dragging major equity indices such as S&P 500 down as well. Nervousness is spreading throughout the crypto markets in fear of further contagion as we saw earlier this year, and a higher degree of volatility should be expected in the crypto markets. Read more here. US treasuries (TLT, IEF) US Treasury yields fell yesterday all along the curve ahead of the macro data point of the week – tomorrow's US October CPI release. Focus on the 3.90% yield on the 10-year treasury yield to the downside and 4.3% area cycle high to the upside in the wake of that release. What is going on? Disney sees margin compression in Q4 Disney+ delivered Q4 subscribers of 164.2mn vs est. 162.5mn but EPS came in at $0.30 vs est. $0.51 as energy costs and wage pressures are pressuring the operating margin. Disney+ is still on track to be profitable in the FY24 (two years from now). Disney’s Q4 revenue was $20.2bn vs est. $21.3bn. Shares were 7% lower in extended trading. Tesla shares fall another 5% and Elon Musk sells $4bn of shares The rumours about the big losses at Twitter and that Elon Musk would be forced to fund its operations were true as he filed overnight that he had sold $4bn of Tesla shares pushing the price down by another 2% in extended trading. Negative momentum could easily extend here with Tesla shares sitting a crucial support area back from March and June 2021. US Mid-term elections avoid the “red wave” of Republican gains, although Dems likely to lose House The final results are too early to call, but the Democrats may possibly retain control of the US Senate, with one race in Georgia possibly requiring a run-off as was the case in the 2020 election before any final outcome is known. Final tallies are not available for the House of Representative results, but the lean in the results makes it likely that the Republicans will take control of the House by a fairly comfortable margin (NYT estimates 225-210 this morning). Democrats losing the House means that the last two years of the Biden presidency will be “lame-duck”, with no real ability to shape new policy. At the same time, given the situation coming into this election, with soaring inflation and poor popularity for the sitting president, the Republican performance looks quite weak. As well, if the Democrats do retain control of the Senate, Republican-driven legislation will be unlikely to reach Biden’s desk, meaning he won’t have to formally veto their bills. France’s housing market is cooling down The combination between high inflation across the board (CPI hovering close to 6 % on a year-on-year basis), lower purchasing power and higher interest rates is pushing housing prices down in France. According to the real estate promoter Century21 (one of the leading players in this market), real estate prices went down under the threshold of 10.000 Є per square meter in Paris. The deceleration in prices is, however, limited so far. Contrary to Tel Aviv, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, the Parisian housing market is not in a situation of a speculative bubble. Prices are overvalued, however. Expect prices to go down a bit more due to a drop in solvent demand. But we won't see a large decrease in prices as it is currently happening in several major cities in the United States, for instance. The French housing market is more resilient for mostly two main reasons: fixed interest rates and a comparatively low household debt (it represents about 124 % of net disposable household income versus a peak at 249 % in Denmark). What are we watching next? US October CPI release tomorrow is macro event of the week Many recent US CPI releases have sparked considerable market volatility, not least the September release last month which strongly surprised by showing core inflation reaching a new cycle high of 6.6% year-on-year. Tomorrow’s October CPI release, ex Fresh Food and Energy is expected to come in at +0.5% month-on-month and +6.5% year-on-year, with the headline expected at +0.6%/7.9%, which would be the first sub-8.0% year-on-year print since February. Earnings to watch Today’s US earnings focus Rivian Automotive and DR Horton. The electric vehicle industry is in high growth phase and Rivian is also expected to report revenue of $561mn up from $1mn a year ago as the company ramps up production of its delivery vans. DR Horton is expected to deliver FY22 Q4 (ending 30 September) revenue growth up 25% as the tailwind from the backlog is still feeding through, but revenue growth y/y is expected to collapse to –6% y/y in the current quarter so the outlook is the key watch in this earnings release. Wednesday: National Australia Bank, KBC Group, Genmab, Siemens Healthineers, E.ON, Adidas, Honda Motor, Coupang, Rivian Automotive, Roblox, DR Horton, Trade Desk Thursday: Brookfield Asset Management, Fortum, Engie, Credit Agricole, Allianz, Merck, Hapag-Lloyd, RWE, SMIC, Nexi, AstraZeneca, ArcelorMittal, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Becton Dickinson, NIO Friday: Richemont Economic calendar highlights for today (times GMT) 0800 – Hungary October CPI 0800 – US Fed’s Williams (Voter) to speak 0905 – Australia RBA’s Bullock to speak Poland Announces Interest Rate 1200 – Mexico Oct. CPI 1300 – UK Bank of England’s Haskel to speak 1530 – EIA's Weekly Crude and Fuel Stock Report 1630 – UK Bank of England’s Cunliffe to speak 1700 – World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) 0001 – UK Oct. RICS House Price Balance 0100 – US Fed’s Kashkari (Voter 2023) to speak Follow SaxoStrats on the daily Saxo Markets Call on your favorite podcast app: Apple  Spotify PodBean Sticher Source: https://www.home.saxo/content/articles/macro/market-quick-take-nov-9-2022-09112022
The White Metal (Silver) Is Manifesting A Lackluster Performance

Some Events Might Make the SIlver To Dropping Back To Test Levels

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 09.11.2022 09:55
Silver regains some positive traction following the overnight pullback from a multi-month peak. RSI (14) on the daily chart warrants caution for bulls and before positioning for additional gains. Any meaningful corrective pullback could be seen as a buying opportunity and remain limited. Silver attracts some dip-buying near the $21.25 area on Wednesday and climbs back to the very important 200-day SMA during the early European session. The white metal, however, remains below the highest level since June 22 touched the previous day and is currently placed around the mid-$21.00s. Looking at the broader picture, the overnight sustained breakout through the $21.00 mark was seen as a fresh trigger for bullish traders. That said, RSI (14) on the daily chart has moved on the verge of breaking into the overbought territory. This makes it prudent to wait for a sustained strength beyond a technically significant moving average before positioning for any further near-term appreciating move. The XAGUSD might then accelerate the momentum and aim to reclaim the $22.00 round-figure mark. The next relevant hurdle is pegged near the $22.30-$22.35 region, which is closely followed by the June swing high, around mid-$22.00s. The latter should act as a key pivotal point and a tough nut to crack for bulls. That said, some follow-through buying will set the stage for an extension of the bullish trajectory. On the flip side, any meaningful pullback now seems to find decent support around the $21.00 mark. Any subsequent fall could be seen as a buying opportunity and remain limited near the mid-$20.00s, or the overnight swing low. Failure to defend the said support levels might negate the near-term positive bias and make the XAGUSD vulnerable to dropping back to test levels below the $20.00 psychological mark. Silver daily chart  
The Receding Market Bets On The Fed’s Hawkish Move And Chatters Surrounding The Policy Pivot Seem To Favor The Silver Buyers

Holdings Of Physical Silver Held In London Decreased Sharply

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 09.11.2022 12:01
According to the data provided by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), holdings of physical silver held in London vaults decreased sharply in October to 26,502 tonnes which is lower by 2.2% compared to the previous month. The value of holdings stood at $16.3 billion which is about 883,417 silver bars. "This is the lowest amount of silver held in the vaults since reporting started in July 2016," the LBMA said in its report. The drop in silver holdings is explained by strong demand for the physical metal. "The decline reflected the ongoing strength of coin and bar demand, especially in the key US and German markets," Philip Newman, the Managing Director at Metal Focus, said. High demand is coming from India which is partly responsible for low silver inventories. "Indian October imports appear to have still been sizeable, albeit considerably lower than September's near record high of 1,700t. The lower total for October may reflect the impact on the Indian market of higher rupee prices earlier last month," Newman said. "Our Mumbai team noted that silver demand eased somewhat during Diwali, in contrast to gold, which enjoyed double-digit gains during the festival." At the same time, the amount of gold also dropped to 9,308 tonnes, down from September values. Gold held in the vaults was valued at $490.5 billion which is approximately 744,662 gold bars. LBMA's statistics include the holdings of the London commercial vaults and the Bank of England's gold holdings. The UK's central bank does not hold any silver. MKS PAMP's head of metals strategy Nicky Shiels said that silver is well positioned for some upside in prices. On Tuesday, the price of silver reached its highest value in more than four months. Thus, Comex silver futures for December were last seen trading at $21.65, having gained 3.49% in a day. In the spot market, silver is trading at $21.642. Both gold and silver prices were boosted by rapid profit taking on short positions in the futures market as well as by rising demand for safe-haven assets amid a sell-off in the crypto market.       Relevance up to 10:00 2022-11-10 UTC+1 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/326638
Analysis Of The Silver Commodity Asset Price Movement

The Downward Trajectory Of Sliver Could Get Extended

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 10.11.2022 14:08
Silver reverses an intraday dip to sub-$21.00 levels, though lacks follow-through buying. Repeated failures to find acceptance above the 200 DMA warrant some caution for bulls. A convincing break below the weekly low is needed to negate any near-term positive bias. Silver attracts some dip-buying on Thursday and stalls the previous day's retracement slide from the $21.60 area or the lowest level since June 22. The intraday bounce from sub-$21.00 levels, however, lacks follow-through as traders keenly await the release of the crucial US consumer inflation figures. From a technical perspective, the XAGUSD, so far, has struggled to make it through the very important 200-day SMA resistance. Meanwhile, oscillators on the daily chart are holding comfortably in the bullish territory and support prospects for additional gains. That said, it will still be prudent to wait for a sustained move beyond the $21.60 area before confirming a fresh bullish breakout. The XAGUSD might then accelerate the momentum and aim to reclaim the $22.00 round-figure mark. The next relevant hurdle is pegged near the $22.30-$22.35 region, which is closely followed by the June swing high, around mid-$22.00s. The latter should act as a key pivotal point, which if cleared decisively will set the stage for an extension of the recent rally from the vicinity of the $18.00 mark. On the flip side, any meaningful pullback below the $21.00 mark could be seen as a buying opportunity and remain limited near the weekly low, around the $20.40 region. Failure to defend the said support might negate any near-term positive bias and drag the XAGUSD to the $20.00 psychological mark. The downward trajectory could get extended towards the $19.65 horizontal resistance breakpoint. Silver daily chart  
The Downward Trajectory Of Silver Could Get Extended Further

The Silver (XAG/USD) Sticks To Its Intraday Gains

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 11.11.2022 09:17
Silver gains traction for the second straight day and climbs to over a five-month peak. The technical set-up favours bullish traders and supports prospects for further gains. A convincing break below the $21.00 mark is needed to negate the positive outlook. Silver builds on the previous day's breakout momentum through the very important 200-day SMA and scales higher for the second successive day on Friday. The white metal jumps to over a five-month high during the early European session, though struggles to find acceptance above the $22.00 round-figure mark. The XAGUSD, however, sticks to its intraday gains and is currently placed near the $21.85-$21.90 region, still up nearly 0.90% for the day. The overnight rally from sub-$21.00 levels and a subsequent strength beyond a technically significant moving average supports prospects for a further near-term appreciating move. That said, RSI (14) on the daily chart is on the verge of breaking into overbought territory and warrants caution for aggressive bullish traders. This makes it prudent to wait for some near-term consolidation or a modest pullback before positioning for additional gains. Nevertheless, the XAGUSD seems poised to climb beyond the $22.00 mark and could aim to test the next relevant hurdle near the $22.45-$22.50 region. The mentioned area marks a heavy supply zone and could act as a tough nut to crack for bulls. Some follow-through buying, however, will mark a fresh breakout and pave the way for a move towards reclaiming the $23.00 round figure. The momentum could eventually lift spot prices to May swing high, around the $23.25-$23.30 area. On the flip side, the daily low, around the $21.45 region, which coincides with the 200 DMA breakout point should protect the immediate downside. Any further pullback could be seen as a buying opportunity and remain limited near the $21.00 mark. A convincing break below might trigger some technical selling and drag the XAGUSD to the $20.40 support zone. Failure to defend the aforementioned support levels could shift the near-term bias in favour of bearish traders. Silver daily chart  
Analysis Of The Silver Commodity Asset Price Movement

Silver ( XAG/USD) Remains Below A Five-Month High

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 14.11.2022 10:50
Silver reverses an intraday dip to the $21.30 area, though lacks follow-through buying. Repeated failures to capitalize on the move beyond 200 DMA warrants caution for bulls. A convincing break below the $21.00 mark will shift the bias in favour of bearish traders. Silver attracts some dip-buying near the $21.30 region on Monday and hits a fresh daily peak during the first half of the European session. The white metal is currently placed around the $21.65-$21.70 area, though remains below a five-month high touched on Friday. Looking at the broader picture, the XAGUSD, so far, has been struggling to capitalize on its positive move beyond the very important 200-day SMA. This makes it prudent to wait for some follow-through buying before positioning for any further near-term appreciating move. From current levels, the multi-month high, around the $22.05 region, could act as an immediate hurdle. The next relevant resistance is pegged near the $22.45-$22.50 supply zone, which if cleared will be seen as a fresh trigger for bulls and pave the way for additional gains. The XAGUSD might then accelerate the momentum towards the $23.00 mark and eventually climb to the May swing high, around the $23.25-$23.30 area. Given that RSI on the daily chart is on the verge of breaking into the overbought zone, the latter should act as a tough nut to crack for bulls. On the flip side, the daily low, around the $21.35 region, now seems to protect the immediate downside. Any further pullback could be seen as a buying opportunity and remain limited near the $21.00 mark, which should now act as a pivotal point for short-term traders. A convincing break below could trigger some technical selling and drag the XAGUSD to the $20.40 support zone. Failure to defend the said support levels might negate the near-term positive outlook and shift the bias in favour of bearish traders. Silver daily chart  
The Receding Market Bets On The Fed’s Hawkish Move And Chatters Surrounding The Policy Pivot Seem To Favor The Silver Buyers

The White Metal (Silver) Climbs Back During The Early European Session

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 16.11.2022 10:09
Silver regains some traction and stalls the overnight pullback from a multi-month high. The emergence of fresh buying near the very important 200 DMA favours bullish traders. The lack of follow-through buying warrants caution before positioning for further gains. Silver attracts some buying near the $21.40 region on Wednesday and for now, seems to have stalled the previous day's sharp retracement slide from over a five-month high. The white metal climbs back above the mid-$21.00s during the early European session, though lacks follow-through. From a technical perspective, the emergence of dip-buying near the very important 200-day SMA favours bullish traders. The positive outlook is reinforced by the fact that oscillators on the daily chart are holding comfortably in bullish territory. That said, the metal's inability to capitalize on the modest intraday uptick warrants some caution before positioning for any further appreciating move. In the meantime, any subsequent move up beyond the $21.70 horizontal barrier could face resistance near the $22.00 round-figure mark. This is closely followed by the multi-month peak, around the $22.25 region, which if cleared will set the stage for additional gains. The XAGUSD might then accelerate the momentum towards the $22.50-$22.60 supply zone and eventually aim to reclaim the $23.00 mark. On the flip side, the $21.40-$21.30 area might continue to protect the immediate downside ahead of a strong horizontal resistance breakpoint now turned support near the $21.00 mark. A convincing break below will make the XAGUSD vulnerable to test the next relevant support near the $20.40-$20.35 region. The corrective slide could get extended and drag spot prices towards the $20.00 psychological mark. Silver daily chart  
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The Silver (XAG/USD) Might Turn Vulnerable To Test The Resistance

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 21.11.2022 11:05
Silver remains under some selling pressure on Monday and drops to a nearly two-week low. The mixed technical setup warrants some caution before placing aggressive bearish bets. A sustained strength beyond the $22.00 mark is needed to negate near-term negative bias. Silver comes under some renewed selling pressure on Monday and extends last week's retracement slide from the $22.25 area or its highest level since June 7. The white metal remains depressed through the first half of the European session and is currently placed around the $20.75-$20.70 region or a nearly two-week low. From a technical perspective, the recent repeated failures to find acceptance above the $22.00 mark favours bearish traders. Furthermore, a subsequent weakness back below the very important 200-day SMA supports prospects for an extension of the corrective decline. That said, oscillators on the daily chart are still holding in the positive territory and warrant some caution. Hence, any further downfall is more likely to find decent support near the $20.40-$20.35 region. This is followed by the $20.00 psychological mark, which if broken decisively will add credence to the near-term negative outlook. The XAGUSD might then turn vulnerable to test the $19.60 resistance break point before dropping to the $19.15-$19.10 support en route to the $19.00 mark. On the flip side, attempted recovery might now confront stiff resistance near the $21.00 round figure. Any subsequent move-up is more likely to attract fresh sellers and remain capped near the $21.40-$21.50 area (200 DMA). The latter should act as a pivotal point, which if cleared decisively will negate any near-term negative outlook and shift the bias back in favour of bullish traders. The upward trajectory might then lift the XAGUSD further beyond the $21.70 intermediate hurdle, towards reclaiming the $22.00 mark. Bulls might eventually aim to challenge the multi-month high, around the $22.25 region. Silver daily chart  
The Silver Might Then Extend The Recent Pullback

Silver Portrays A Hidden Bearish Divergence And Suggests Further Downside

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 22.11.2022 09:36
Silver price fades bounce off 100-SMA, retreats from three-day-old resistance line. Bearish RSI divergence keeps sellers hopeful to aim for 200-SMA. Monthly support line adds to the downside filters, buyers need validation from $21.30. Silver price (XAG/USD) retreats from intraday high as sellers approach $21.00 during early Tuesday morning in Europe. In doing so, the bright metal eases from a downward sloping trend line from Thursday while consolidating the first daily gains in six. It’s worth noting that the lower high formation in the last three days join higher-high on the Relative Strength Index (RSI) placed at 14, which in turn portrays a hidden bearish divergence and suggests further downside of the metal. That said, the 100-SMA level surrounding $20.80 acts as an immediate support ahead of directing the XAG/USD bears towards the $20.00 psychological magnet. In a case where silver sellers keep the reins past $20.00, the 200-SMA and one-month-old ascending trend line, respectively near $19.95 and $19.80, could challenge the bearish bias for the metal. Alternatively, sustained trading beyond the aforementioned resistance line, close to $21.15 at the latest, could tease the XAG/USD buyers. Even so, October’s peak and 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level of the metal’s upside between October and November, near $21.30, could challenge the silver bulls before directing them to the monthly high of $22.25. Silver: Four-hour chart Trend: Further weakness expected
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The Silver Seems Poised To Surpass The Overnight Swing High

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 25.11.2022 09:27
Silver comes under some selling pressure on Friday, though the downside remains cushioned. The technical setup supports prospects for the emergence of some dip-buying at lower levels. A sustained break below a trend-line resistance breakout point will negate the positive outlook. Silver edges lower on the last day of the week and moves further away from over a one-week top, around the $21.65-$21.70 region touched on Thursday. The white metal remains on the defensive through the early European session and is currently placed just below the mid-$21.00s. From a technical perspective, the XAG/USD, so far, has managed to defend the 200-hour SMA. Against the backdrop of a convincing breakout through a one-week-old descending trend-line resistance on Wednesday, the set-up favours bullish traders and supports prospects for a further near-term appreciating move. The constructive outlook is reinforced by the fact that oscillators on the daily chart are holding in bullish territory. That said, technical indicators on the 1-hour chart have just started gaining negative traction and warrant some caution amid relatively thin liquidity conditions in the markets. Nevertheless, the XAG/USD seems poised to surpass the overnight swing high, around the $21.65-$21.70 region, and reclaim the $22.00 mark. This is followed by a five-month high, around the $22.25 zone, above which spot prices could climb to the $22.50-$22.60 area en route to the $23.00 round figure. On the flip side, the $21.00 mark could act as an immediate support ahead of the ascending trend-line resistance breakpoint, currently around the $20.80 region. A convincing break below the latter could negate the positive outlook and possibly shift the near-term bias in favour of bearish traders. The XAG/USD might then accelerate the downfall to the $20.60-$20.55 area (weekly low) before eventually dropping to challenge the $20.00 psychological mark. Some follow-through selling might expose the $19.00 round-figure mark, with some intermediate support near the $19.65-$19.60 region. Silver 1-hour chart  
Agricultural Commodities Markets Are Going To Remain Sensitive To Developments In The Russia-Ukraine War

Sanctions Against Russia And Risk To Supply Of Key Food Commodities Led To Price Spikes Across All Commodity Markets

Saxo Bank Saxo Bank 25.11.2022 14:46
Summary:  Commodity markets maintain a commanding lead over asset classes, such as bonds and stocks, as we head towards the final few weeks of trading in 2022. China lockdowns remain a temporary concerns for crude oil and other China-centric commodities while others like copper, silver and gold have enjoyed the softer dollar and the FOMC showing willingness to slow its pace of rate hike. We take a look at some of the key battlefields that may end up determine the direction commodities will travel into 2023. Commodity markets maintain a commanding lead over asset classes, such as bonds and stocks, as we head towards the final few weeks of trading in 2022. A year that, despite several headwinds, has yielded strong returns – with the Bloomberg Commodity Total Return index trading up close to 20% on the year. Following on from a strong finish to 2021 – driven by a post-Covid surge in demand for goods fuelled by a wall of fiscal stimulus and coordinated monetary support – the year started on tear. With demand rising strongly at a time of under-investments, the attention abruptly turned to supply worries following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Sanctions against Russia and risk to supply of key food commodities from Ukraine led to price spikes across all commodity markets, not least energy, grains and metals. As a result of this, the Bloomberg Commodity Total Return index spiked by more than 25% during the first quarter before spending the following months slowly deflating. However, despite numerous headwinds, such as the strongest dollar rally in years, rolling Covid related lockdowns in China and central banks hiking rates in order to kill inflation at the expense of growth, the commodity sector has performed very well, as demonstrated by the near 20% year-to-date return. Heading into 2023, four major themes will help determine the direction of the market: The depth of an incoming recession currently being priced in by the market through the most inverted US yield curve since the early 1980s A recession forcing the US Federal Reserve to change its focus from rate hikes to economic support, potentially before inflation has reached a satisfactory low level, thereby supporting a reversal of the dollar and Treasury yields. A reopening in China leading to a stimulus fuelled recovery in demand for industrial metals and energy. The duration of the war in Ukraine and its potential impact on supply of key commodities from crude oil and gas to wheat and key industrial metals. Recession versus tight supply The risk of an economic downturn at a time of tight supply of several major commodities will be one of the key battlegrounds that, together with the strength of a post-Covid recovery in China, will help determine the direction of commodities in 2023. Following months of aggressive rate hikes, the US Federal Reserve is now signalling a slowing pace of future rate hikes – with the eventual peak rate being determined by incoming data. The US bond market is already telling the Fed that it may have overdone the monetary tightening, with the yield spread between the 3-month treasury bill versus the 10-year treasury note tumbling to a twenty-year low at minus 64 basis point. An inverted level of this magnitude has only been seen prior to three previous recessions. Short-term interest rates have been driven higher by the Fed’s actions to raise the overnight Fed Fund rates, while longer-dated bond yields are lower on the prospect of slower growth (or even a recession) together with anchored long-term inflation. You can read more in this fixed income update from my colleague Redmond Wong in Hong Kong. Source: Bloomberg & Saxo Commodities have seen a strong November so far as the Bloomberg Commodity index trading up 3.4%, with gains being led by industrial and precious metals. This is despite the daily news of a worsening situation in China, where local officials battling with a record number of Covid cases are once again under pressure to implement President Xi’s strict and increasingly unpopular Covid zero policy. In order to support the economy, the People’s Bank of China, stepped in Friday and cut banks reserve requirement ratio by 0.25%. While the energy sector has struggled amid a seasonal slowdown in demand that was increased by the developments in China, other markets, especially precious metals, have found support from the drop in long-end yields and a dollar which has softened by almost five percent this month. Driven by a lower-than-expected US CPI print earlier this month, emerging weakness in US economic data and the publishing of the minutes from the recent Federal Reserve meeting which discussed moderating the pace of future rate hikes. Cycle low in gold, silver and copper? Following developments that have supported a strong rebound in gold, silver and copper, as well as the 170 dollar rally from what increasingly looks like a cycle low around $1615, gold spent the past week consolidating before finding support in the $1735 area. Overall, Saxo maintains its long-held bullish view on gold, and with that more so for silver. This is primarily driven by a combination of an incoming economic slowdown and major repricing as the market realises long-term inflation will settle at a higher level than the sub 3% currently being priced in. However, with a continued lack of buying interest from ETF investor and increased competition from bonds as yields drop, a further gold extension above the important $1800 area will likely require further declines in the yields and the dollar or some other catalyst that sees a run to safety. A technical update from Kim Cramer, our Technical Analyst, can be found here. Grains sector weakness led by wheat At the bottom of the performance table, we find the grains sector. Grains are heading for a monthly loss, primarily driven by weakness in wheat prices in the US and Europe. The weakness is driven by a continuation of the Ukraine grains corridor and a bumper Russian crop looking for a home around the world. Speculators have responded to the general weakness by cutting the total net long across the six major grains futures contract to a three-month low at 430k contracts. According to the latest Commitments of Traders Report covering the week to November 15, speculators had the biggest one-week clear-out of corn longs since August 2019. Meanwhile, the wheat net short extended to a 27-month high at 47k contracts with soybeans and soymeal also suffering setbacks.   Crude oil troubled by China lockdowns and recession worries Crude oil trades lower for a third consecutive week as demand fears, especially from an increasingly locked down China, weigh on sentiment. A G7-sponsored price-cap plan on Russian oil looks dead in the water as EU countries struggle to agree on a level – the result being either no cap or a level so high that it will not have any meaningful impact on supply, led alone Russia’s response. The 12-month futures spread in WTI and Brent have both weakened to the lowest backwardation since last December, reflecting a market concerned about recession and a seasonal slowdown in demand hurting the front month contracts. In addition, the fact that the market is not pricing in a premium for oil ahead of the December 5 EU embargo on Russian seaborne crude exports highlights the impact of a sharp slowdown in China – the world’s biggest importer of crude oil. Middle East producers have seen spot premiums for key Persian Gulf graded oil, decline sharply after commanding elevated premiums since the invasion of Ukraine when many buyers started to look elsewhere than Russia, thereby lifting demand for Mideast crude. The slowdown in demand from China will be temporary but having unsuccessfully fought Covid outbreaks with lockdowns for months, the prospect for an improvement looks month away. This is unless Chinese officials start following the 20-point plan to ease Covid Zero policies that were issued earlier this month by the health authorities. Brent trades near the lower end of its established range, but with multiple uncertainties related to demand and supply, the prospect of a downside extension seems limited in our opinion. Source: Saxo   Source: https://www.home.saxo/content/articles/commodities/commodities-torn-between-recession-and-tight-supply-focus-25112022
Analysis Of The Silver Commodity Asset Price Movement

Silver Saw Record Demand Thanks To Attention From Major Fashion Houses

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 29.11.2022 15:25
Silver, although avoided by most investors, saw record demand, thanks to attention from major fashion houses around the world. A recent article in The New York Times said silver jewelry was featured at the European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht, Netherlands. Haute couture jewelers Boucheron and Buccellati also unveiled their silver creations in Paris this summer. In October, Elisabetta Cipriani showcased a necklace called Vortice II, which was created by the British artist-jeweler John Moore. The piece, consisting of pieces of silver connected by a rubber band, cost more than $29,000. Metals Focus said in its latest report that silver demand increased by 235 million ounces this year, up 29% year-on-year. Leading the gains is India, which accounts for almost half of global demand. Some analysts say consumers are attracted to the metal because its price is lower compared to gold. The gold/silver ratio is currently hovering near the highest level in more than two years, with gold prices trading around $1,740 an ounce, and silver at around $21 an ounce. Along with the price differential, an article in The New York Times noted an increase in the artistic appeal of silver. "Some customers prefer color, while others are attracted by price," said Alyse Chirumbole, director of jewelry and watches at online retailer Threads Styling. "Silver is a sharper and more modern way to wear jewelry, especially for younger customers," she added. Parisian jeweler Amelie Huynh also used silver in her designs. She said their silver pieces are 30-40% cheaper than their gold equivalents despite having high labor costs. Silver is a very soft metal, while sterling silver is traditionally blended with copper, which makes it harder.     search   g_translate     Relevance up to 10:00 UTC+1 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/328438
The Silver Might Then Extend The Recent Pullback

The Downward Trajectory Of Silver Could Further Get Extended

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 30.11.2022 10:20
Silver seems to struggle to capitalize on its modest intraday uptick on Wednesday. Acceptance above the 200-hour SMA supports prospects for some meaningful gains. A sustained break below the $21.00 mark is needed to negate the positive outlook. Silver edges higher on Wednesday, albeit lacks bullish conviction and remains below the overnight swing high through the early European session. The white metal is currently placed around the $21.30-$21.35 area and so far, has managed to hold above the 200-hour SMA. From a technical perspective, the overnight goodish intraday rally from static support just below the $21.00 mark favours bullish traders. Furthermore, positive oscillators on hourly/daily charts support prospects for some meaningful intraday upside for the XAG/USD. That said, any subsequent move up might continue to confront stiff resistance near the $21.60-$21.70 supply zone. Some follow-through buying should allow the XAG/USD to reclaim the $22.00 round-figure mark and retest a five-month high, around the $22.25 zone. On the flip side, the 200-hour SMA, currently around the $21.15 area, is likely to protect the immediate downside ahead of the $21.00-$20.90 strong support. A convincing break below the latter could negate the positive outlook and shift the bias in favour of bearish traders. The XAG/USD might then accelerate the downfall to the $20.60-$20.55 area before eventually dropping to challenge the $20.00 psychological mark. The downward trajectory could further get extended towards a strong horizontal resistance breakpoint, around the $19.60 region. Silver 1-hour chart  
Analysis Of The Silver Commodity Asset Price Movement

Technical Analysis Of The Silver's Situation (XAG/USD)

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 01.12.2022 10:25
Silver hits a fresh multi-month peak on Thursday, albeit lacks follow-through buying. The technical set-up favours bullish traders and supports prospects for further gains. Dips to the $21.70-60 resistance breakpoint could be seen as a buying opportunity. Silver climbs to a nearly six-month high on Thursday, though the intraday positive move stalls ahead of the mid-$22.00s. The white metal retreats to the lower end of its daily trading range during the early European session and is currently placed around the $22.25-$22.20 region. From a technical perspective, the overnight sustained breakout through the $21.60-$21.70 supply zone and a subsequent move beyond the $22.00 mark was seen as a fresh trigger for bulls. Moreover, oscillators on the daily chart are holding comfortably in the positive territory and are still far from being in the overbought zone. This, in turn, supports prospects for a further near-term appreciating move for the XAG/USD. Hence, any follow-through pullback below the $22.00 mark might still be seen as a buying opportunity and is more likely to remain limited near the $21.70-$21.60 resistance breakpoint. This is followed by the very important 200-day SMA, around the $21.35-$21.30 region, which should act as a pivotal point. A convincing break below the latter could drag the XAG/USD below the $21.00 mark, to the $20.85-$20.80 support zone. On the flip side, the multi-month peak, around the $22.40 region, could offer some resistance to the XAG/USD. Some follow-through buying, however, will reaffirm the positive outlook and set the stage for an extension of the upward trajectory. The XAG/USD might then accelerate the momentum and aim to reclaim the $23.00 round figure, with some intermediate resistance near the $22.70 area. Silver 4-hour chart  
The Receding Market Bets On The Fed’s Hawkish Move And Chatters Surrounding The Policy Pivot Seem To Favor The Silver Buyers

Mood Ahead Of The US NFP Report Could Make The Silver’s Pullback

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 02.12.2022 08:58
Silver price remains on pressured around intraday low after reversing from multi-day high. Overbought RSI triggered pullback but bears need validation from three-week-old horizontal support. XAG/USD bulls will wait for clear break of two-month-old resistance line for re-entry. Silver price (XAG/USD) snaps a three-day uptrend as it retreats from the highest levels since early May, marked the previous day, to $22.60 on Friday. Although the cautious mood ahead of the US employment report for November could be held responsible for the metal’s pullback, overbought RSI also teased intraday bears of the commodity. Furthermore, the failures to provide a sustained break of an upward-sloping resistance line from October add strength to the corrective moves. However, a horizontal area comprising multiple levels marked since November 11, around the $22.00 threshold, restricts the short-term downside of the Silver price. Following that, a monthly support line near $21.25 appears the last defense of the XAG/USD buyers. In a case where the Silver price remains bearish past $21.25, the $21.00 and the late November lows near $20.60 should quickly return to the chart. Meanwhile, sustained trading beyond the two-month-old ascending resistance line, close to $22.75 by the press time, appears necessary to convince the Silver buyers. Even so, the $23.00 round figure and May’s high near $23.30 could act as extra filters to the north before giving control to the XAG/USD bulls. Silver price: Four-hour chart Trend: Limited downside expected  
Hedge Funds Have Continued To Invest In Gold, The Bullish Position Of Silver Is Holding

The Precious Metal Sector Recorded A Strong Month Of November

Saxo Bank Saxo Bank 02.12.2022 12:01
Summary:  The Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return index traded up 2.7% in November, thereby driving the index to a 19% gain on the year. Led by precious and industrial metals which following several challenging months found support as the dollar weakened and bond yields dropped in response to lower-than-expected CPI and emerging weakness in US economic data. Developments leading to speculation that the US Federal Reserve may soon slow its pace of rate hikes. Also, China signaling a more pragmatic approach to Covid controls potentially laying the fundation for additional metal support in the coming months The Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return index traded up 2.7% in November, thereby driving the index to a 19% gain on the year. The strong gains among industrial and precious metals offset the minor decline in energy and grains prices. Following several challenging months, the metal sectors found support from a weaker dollar and sharply lower bond yields, both driven by a lower-than-expected US CPI print last month. The emerging weakness in US economic data has led to speculation that the US Federal Reserve may soon slow its pace of rate hikes. A development that was confirmed by Fed Chair Powell in a speech on Wednesday when he signaled a smaller December rate hike as he presented a case for achieving lower inflation without tipping the economy into a deep recession. Whether successful or not may turn out to be a major driver of risk sentiment into 2023, with precious metals especially standing to benefit should he fail. The industrial metal sector jumped 14.5% on the month, thereby reducing the year-to-date loss to 4.5%. The primary driver, apart from the softer dollar, is the optimism that China may shift away from Covid Zero policies and provide additional stimulus to boost demand in the top metal-consuming economy. Copper jumped 11% last month to record its best month since April 2021 and its first monthly advance since March. Having started the year on a high note driven by post-Covid optimism, the subsequent and prolonged Covid zero focus in China drove the price sharply lower from March onwards. The result of this is a metal that, despite the strong November, remains down 17% on the year. The precious metal sector also recorded a strong month of November as the Bloomberg Precious metal index rose by 8%, thereby reducing the annual loss to just 5%. Silver led the charge with a 16% gain to $22.16, clawing back half of the losses that was seen between the March peak at $30 and the September low at $17.50. Gold, out of favor for months by traders and investors as the dollar and Treasury yields surged higher, managed a strong turnaround, rising 8% to reach $1768 – thereby reducing the year-to-date loss in dollar terms to just 3.3%. This is impressive in a year that, despite the recent weakness, has seen the dollar surge by 8% while US ten-year real yields have surged higher by around 2.3%. Silver’s impressive rally has continued into December with the price breaking above $22.25 – a 50% retracement of the March to September selloff – and on route to the next level of resistance at $23.35. Meanwhile, gold is currently working its way through a key area of resistance between $1788 and $1808. However, with the market increasingly focusing on a Fed pivot, potentially without getting inflation under control, an upside break would confirm a cycle low around $1615 and with that a potential push higher.  Source: Saxo Crude oil recovers from unwarranted China demand scare The energy sector suffered a small setback in November but remains up 55% on the year due to very strong gains in diesel and gasoline as well as natural gas. In November, all the major contracts, with the exception of natural gas, traded lower as the market took fright from continued lockdowns in China, a seasonal slowdown in demand and a steeply inverted US yield curve increasingly pointing in the direction of a sharp economic slowdown next year. Crude oil spent the week recovering from a ten-month low after renewed and, in our opinion, unfounded worries about a deteriorating demand outlook in China. The bounce was supported by a weaker dollar and traders assessing signals that China may soften its Covid Zero policy after China’s Vice Premier in charge of fighting Covid acknowledged the Omicron variant is less deadly. These developments forced a reduction in recently established short positions ahead of Sunday’s OPEC+ meeting. A meeting that is likely to be strong on words but low on actions, considering the unclear impact of an EU embargo on Russian oil starting on 5 December. In addition, US crude stocks fell by 12.6 million barrels last week, the biggest decline since June 2019, while US crude and product export hit a record close to 12 million barrels per day – highlighting continued strong demand from buyers looking for alternative supplier than Russia. In addition, the US government is likely to halt sales of crude from its Strategic Reserves soon, thereby removing an important source of supply which has seen 205 million barrels flow into the market this year. Recession versus tight supply The risk of an economic downturn at a time of tight supply of several major commodities will be one of the key battlegrounds that, together with the strength of a post-Covid recovery in China, will help determine the direction of commodities in 2023. Following months of aggressive rate hikes, the US Federal Reserve is now signalling a slowing pace of future rate hikes – with the eventual peak rate being determined by incoming data. From an investment perspective, the commodity sector has beaten most other asset classes this year and, despite a recent softness and easing of tightness, we maintain the view that investors should maintain a broad exposure to commodities into 2023. The one-year implied roll yield, using a weighted average of the 23 commodities in the Bloomberg Commodity Index, remains positive, albeit lower than at the start of the year. The positive roll yield or backwardation signals a tight market outlook across most commodities currently led by commodities from energy, grains and softs.   Backwardation and its positive impact on investment returns A positive roll yield, i.e. selling an expiring futures contract, at a higher price than where the next is bought, has supported the strong return investors have achieved through an investments via futures and ETFs this year. The chart below shows the year-to-date performance of an ETF tracking the Bloomberg Commodity Total Return Index and the Bloomberg Spot index which excludes the extra income achieved from the roll yield. Year to date, the ETF has realised a 17.6% return while the underlying spot index has delivered a six percent lower return. We expect the tailwind from tight markets trading in backwardation will rise again over the coming months. Not least driven by increased tightness across the energy complex as the embargo on Russian oil and, from next year, fuel products increasingly adds upward pressure on the front end of the forward curve. Source: Bloomberg   Source: Weekly Commodity Update: Strong November led by metals | Saxo Group (home.saxo)
Analysis Of The Silver Commodity Asset Price Movement

Silver: The Positive Momentum Could Get Extended

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 05.12.2022 09:40
Silver surrenders its intraday gains to the highest level since late April touched earlier this Monday. The technical setup still favours bullish traders and supports prospects for further appreciating move. A convincing breakdown below the 200-day SMA is needed to negate the near-term positive outlook. Silver retreats from the mid-$23.00s or the highest level since late April touched earlier this Monday and drops to the lower end of its daily range during the early European session. The XAG/USD is currently trading just above the $23.00 round-figure mark, up around 0.10% for the day. Slightly overbought RSI (14) on the daily chart turns out to be the only factor prompting some profit-taking around the XAG/USD. The near-term bias, however, remains tilted in favour of bullish traders in the wake of last week's sustained breakout through a technically significant 200-day SMA and the $22.00 mark. Hence, any subsequent pullback might still be seen as a buying opportunity and is more likely to remain limited, at least for the time being. From current levels, any further slide below the $23.00 mark is likely to find decent support near the $22.60-$22.55 horizontal resistance breakpoint. The next relevant support is pegged near the $22.00 mark, below which the XAG/USD could slide further to the $21.40 area. The latter marks the 200 DMA and should act as a strong base. A convincing break below will negate the near-term positive outlook and pave the way for a deeper corrective pullback. On the flip side, the multi-month peak, around the $23.50-$23.55 region, could act as an immediate resistance. Some follow-through buying should allow the XAG/USD to aim back to reclaim the $24.00 mark for the first time since April. The positive momentum could get extended towards the $24.25-$24.30 zone en route to the $24.55-$24.60 region. Silver daily chart  
The Silver Might Then Extend The Recent Pullback

The White Metal Market (Silver) Mood Is Extremely Quiet

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 08.12.2022 09:41
Silver price is juggling around $22.60 amid a quiet market mood. The US Dollar Index (DXY) is struggling to cross the critical hurdle of 105.40. The 200-EM is aiming higher which indicates that the upside trend is intact. Silver price (XAG/USD) is displaying a sideways auction profile around the immediate hurdle of $22.60 in the early European session. The white metal has turned balance after correcting from the critical resistance of $22.80. The market mood is extremely quiet as investors are awaiting a potential trigger for fresh impetus. Meanwhile, the US Dollar Index (DXY) is struggling to cross the critical hurdle of 105.40. S&P500 futures are displaying a subdued performance following Wednesday’s choppy movement. On an hourly scale, Silver price recovered firmly after testing the horizontal support placed from November 15 high at $22.25. The precious metal is testing the 20-period Exponential Moving Average (EMA) around $22.60 after a sheer recovery. Meanwhile, the 200-EMA at $22.20 is aiming higher, which indicates that the long-term trend is bullish. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) (14) is aiming to reclaim the bullish range of 60.00-80.00 for a decisive rally. Should the Silver price break above Friday’s high at $22.82, bulls will drive the asset toward the round-level resistance at $23.00, followed by Monday’s high at $23.52. On the flip side, Silver price will witness a steep fall if its surrenders the 200-EMA at $22.20. An occurrence of the same will drag the asset toward November 24 high at $21.67. A breakdown of $21.67 support will expose the asset for more downside toward November 28 low of around $21.00. Silver hourly chart  
U.S. Treasury Bond Yields Rose On Friday,  Crude Oil Started The Week With Gains

The Falling Yields Kept The US Dollar (USD) Under Pressure

Swissquote Bank Swissquote Bank 08.12.2022 10:08
Stocks fell for a fifth day, but the sovereign bonds gained, a hint that the market catalyzer shifted from the hawkish Federal Reserve (Fed) pricing – where stocks and bonds fall at the same time, to recession fears, where stocks remain under pressure, while investors seek refuge in safer sovereign assets. Yields and USD The falling yields kept the US dollar under pressure below the critical 200-DMA, which stands at 105.75. American crude oil One big move of the day was oil. The barrel of American crude slipped below the $73 floor and fell to $71.70 on the back of rising recession fears. Oil And note that we have started seeing a structural change in the oil markets. Crude price curve was in backwardation up until a month ago. But over the past weeks we started seeing the front-end of the price curve falling and even going back to contango. I discuss in this episode what that means for oil prices. Gold Elsewhere, news that China increased its bullion reserves for the first time in three years have a boost to gold and silver. The mint ratio fell below 80, but gold could still be a better choice for those preparing their portfolios for recession. Watch the full episode to find out more! 0:00 Intro 0:31 Markets price in recession 2:36 Oil slips below $72pb 3:57 Is contango coming & what does it mean? 6:25 Loonie to remain under the pressure of weaker oil 8:00 Gold or silver?! Ipek Ozkardeskaya Ipek Ozkardeskaya has begun her financial career in 2010 in the structured products desk of the Swiss Banque Cantonale Vaudoise. She worked at HSBC Private Bank in Geneva in relation to high and ultra-high net worth clients. In 2012, she started as FX Strategist at Swissquote Bank. She worked as a Senior Market Analyst in London Capital Group in London and in Shanghai. She returned to Swissquote Bank as Senior Analyst in 2020. #Crude #oil #contango #backwardation #energy #crisis #recession #fear #market #selloff #USD #EUR #Gold #silver #mint #ratio #SPX #Dow #Nasdaq #investing #trading #equities #stocks #cryptocurrencies #FX #bonds #markets #news #Swissquote #MarketTalk #marketanalysis #marketcommentary _____ Learn the fundamentals of trading at your own pace with Swissquote's Education Center. Discover our online courses, webinars and eBooks: https://swq.ch/wr _____ Discover our brand and philosophy: https://swq.ch/wq Learn more about our employees: https://swq.ch/d5 _____ Let's stay connected: LinkedIn: https://swq.ch/cH
Analysis Of The Silver Commodity Asset Price Movement

The Silver Price Remains On The Buyer’s Radar

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 09.12.2022 09:28
Silver price remains firmer inside the four-day-old bullish channel. 200-HMA, weekly horizontal support zone challenge bears from retaking control. RSI conditions suggest further pullback but channel formation tests sellers. Silver price (XAG/USD) pares intraday gains around the weekly top, also the highest level in seven months, as bulls take a breather during early Friday morning in Europe. Even so, the bullion price prints the third consecutive intraday gains by the press time. In doing so, the bright metal retreats from the daily high as the RSI (14) takes a U-turn from the overbought territory, as well as breaks the short-term support line. However, an ascending trend channel formation, established on Tuesday, restricts short-term XAG/USD moves between $23.45 and $23.00. Even if the bright metal breaks the $23.00 support, the 200-HMA level surrounding $22.30 could challenge the bears. It’s worth noting that the one-week-long horizontal area surrounding the $22.00 round figure appears the last defense of the silver buyers. On the contrary, an upside break of the $23.45 hurdle needs validation from the multi-day high marked on Monday around $23.51 to convince Silver buyers of further advances. Following that, March’s low near $24.00 and January’s high of $24.70 will gain the market’s attention. To sum up, the Silver price remains on the buyer’s radar unless the quote drops below $22.00. However, the upside room appears limited below $23.51. Silver: Hourly chart Trend: Bullish
The White Metal (Silver) Is Manifesting A Lackluster Performance

The White Metal (Silver) Is Manifesting A Lackluster Performance

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 14.12.2022 08:59
Silver price is oscillating around $23.70 as investors seek clarity on Fed’s policy. The asset has gradually corrected after a breakout of the volatility contraction pattern. Advancing 20-and 50-EMAs add to the upside filters. Silver price (XAG/USD) is displaying a sideways profile around the immediate cushion at $23.70 in the Asian session. The white metal is manifesting a lackluster performance as investors are awaiting Federal Reserve (Fed)’s monetary policy for fresh impetus. The US Dollar Index (DXY) is displaying a balanced profile as the market mood is extremely quiet ahead of Fed’s policy, which will guide investors for further action. Meanwhile, risk-perceived assets such as S&P500 futures have extended their gains in the Tokyo session. Silver price delivered a breakout of a volatility contraction chart pattern that results in wider ticks and heavy volume. The asset has corrected after printing a fresh seven-month high around $24.00.The white metal has dropped to near 20-period Exponential Moving Average (EMA), which might present a buying opportunity to investors who prefers to enter in an auction for a bargain buy. Meanwhile, the 50-EMA at $23.50 is aiming higher, which indicates that the upside trend is intact. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) (14) is looking to reclaim the bullish range of 60.00-80.00 to trigger bullish momentum. Should the asset Wednesday’s high at $23.80, bulls will drive the Silver price toward Tuesday’s high at $24.11. A break above the latter will expose the asset to refresh a five-month high above April 22 high at $24.66. Alternatively, a breakdown below Monday’s low at $23.11 will drag Silver price towards December 7 high at $22.72, followed by December 6 low at $22.03. Silver hourly chart  
The Receding Market Bets On The Fed’s Hawkish Move And Chatters Surrounding The Policy Pivot Seem To Favor The Silver Buyers

The Silver Price (XAG/USD) Awaits Further Downside Movement

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 19.12.2022 09:28
Silver price fades bounce off 10-DMA, grinds lower of late. 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level, impending bear cross on MACD favor sellers. Six-week-old ascending trend line acts as the key support. Silver price (XAG/USD) fade the previous day’s recovery to around $23.25 during early Monday. In doing so, the bright metal retreats from the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level of March-August downside and the 10-DMA level. It’s worth noting that the stated Fibonacci level is also known as the golden ratio and is considered a strong technical resistance. Not only the metal’s pullback from the strong resistance but the looming bear cross on the MACD, as well as the nearly overbought RSI (14), also tease the Silver bears. However, a clear downside break of the 10-DMA support near $22.00 appears necessary to convince sellers. Following that, an upward-sloping trend line from November 03, close to $22.60 by the press time, could challenge the XAG/USD bears before directing them to the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of $22.25. If at all, the Silver bears keep the reins past $22.25, the odds of witnessing a slump toward October’s peak of $21.25 can’t be ruled out. On the flip side, a daily closing beyond the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level of $23.40 could recall the Silver buyers and can poke the monthly peak surrounding $24.15. Should the Silver buyers keep the driver’s seat past $24.15, April’s high near $26.25 will be in focus. Silver price: Daily chart Trend: Further downside expected
The Receding Market Bets On The Fed’s Hawkish Move And Chatters Surrounding The Policy Pivot Seem To Favor The Silver Buyers

There May Be A Challenge Ahead Of The Silver Bulls (XAG/USD)

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 22.12.2022 09:03
Silver price picks up bids to reverse the previous day’s pullback from eight-month high. XAG/USD seesaws around 22-month-old resistance line as prices portray bullish moving average crossover. Sellers need validation from June’s top to retake control. Silver price (XAG/USD) remains mildly bid around the eight-month high as it reverses the previous day’s pullback by rising to $24.00 during early Thursday. In doing so, the bright metal justifies firmer MACD signals and the bullish moving average crossover, also known as the Golden cross. That said, the 50-DMA pierces the 200-DMA from below, which in turn suggests the short-term upside of the Silver price. It’s worth noting, however, that a downward-sloping resistance line from February 2021, around $24.70, appears a tough nut to crack for the XAG/USD bulls during the quote’s further upside. In a case where the commodity prices rally beyond $24.70, the Silver buyers can easily aim for the yearly high marked in March at around $27.00. That said, April’s peak of $26.22 may act as a buffer during the run-up toward $27.00. On the contrary, pullback moves may aim for the $23.00 round figure before directing Silver bears toward the previous weekly low of $22.55. Following that, June’s high near $22.51 could act as the last defense of the Silver buyers. Should the metal price drop below $22.51, the monthly bottom surrounding $22.00 will be in focus. Silver price: Daily chart Trend: Further upside expected
The Silver Might Then Extend The Recent Pullback

Almost 80% Of Silver Used In Industrial Applications Ends Up In Landfills

Conotoxia Comments Conotoxia Comments 22.12.2022 11:44
The price of silver, expressed in U.S. dollars, has risen by almost 23 percent in the last three months. Thus, of the popular markets among investors, such as stock indexes, oil, and other metals, it boasts the potentially highest rate of return to this point. As recently as September, less than $18 was being paid for an ounce of the metal, to value it at nearly $23 by the end of December. What has changed in that time that could have led to such a rapid rise in the price of a popular alternative among investors to gold? According to data that mints publish, there are shortages of the raw material for coin production in the United States, so there may be shortages in other parts of the economy and industry as well. However, this is not due to above-average demand at this time. Demand has been above-average twice recently, which happened in the pandemic and during the outbreak of war in Ukraine. Now, however, it seems to be more stable, and the problems may lie more on the supply side. Unlike gold, which is easily renewable and melted down for new jewelry, for example, and rarely fails to undergo some form of recycling, the same could not be said for silver. It is estimated that about 60% of silver is used in industrial applications, leaving only 40% for investment. Of that 60% used in industrial applications, almost 80% ends up in landfills. This means that with mining problems and lack of recovery of the raw material, supply problems may continue. Hence, there could be a situation where demand exceeds supply, which could have a positive impact on the price. Source: Conotoxia MT5, XAGUSD, Weekly For example, there are shortages of disks in the US mints, which are used to mint the popular Silver American Eagle coin. Its price is about $36. So an ounce of physical silver costs about $36, while an ounce in contract costs about $23. This creates a divergence not seen for at least a decade. From this point of view, the divergence may be reduced over time. If silver supply does not increase, it is possible that the price of silver in contracts could rise toward the valuation of physical silver. Daniel Kostecki, Director of the Polish branch of Conotoxia Ltd. (Conotoxia investment service) Materials, analysis and opinions contained, referenced or provided herein are intended solely for informational and educational purposes. Personal opinion of the author does not represent and should not be constructed as a statement or an investment advice made by Conotoxia Ltd. All indiscriminate reliance on illustrative or informational materials may lead to losses. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75,21% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
The Downward Trajectory Of Silver Could Get Extended Further

The Silver Commodity Price Is Expected Further Recovery

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 23.12.2022 09:01
Silver picks up bids to print the first daily gains in three. Three-week-old bullish channel, ascending trend line from late October keep buyers hopeful. MACD signals challenge upside bias but bears should remain cautious beyond $21.25. Silver price (XAG/USD) welcomes buyers after bears failed to hold the castle following a two-day reign. That said, the bright metal picks up bids to refresh intraday high near $23.70 during early Friday. In doing so, the XAG/USD recovers from the 10-DMA support of $23.55 to print the first daily gains in three while staying inside an upward-sloping trend channel established in late November. Not only the aforementioned bullish channel, currently between $23.20 and $25.00, but a two-month-old ascending support line, close to $22.60, also challenges the Silver bears from taking control. Even if the commodity price drops below $22.60 support, the tops marked during November and October around $22.25 and $21.25, could challenge the downside momentum. Following that, a slump toward the $20.00 threshold can’t be ruled out. On the contrary, Silver price recovery initially aims for the $24.00 round figure ahead of challenging the monthly high surrounding $24.30. In a case where the XAG/USD remains firmer past $24.30, the aforementioned bullish channel’s top line near $25.00 could act as the last defense of sellers. Should the quote fail to reverse from $25.00, a run-up toward April’s high near $26.25 appears more likely. Silver price: Daily chart Trend: Further recovery expected
Silver Bulls Now Awaiting A Move Beyond The $24.50-$24.55 Area

Silver Price May Head For A Bigger Increase Towards The Previous Week's High

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 27.12.2022 09:11
Silver price has witnessed a sheer upside led by strength in risk-on profile. A slippage in the US PCE Price Index has trimmed US Dollar Index’s appeal. The RSI (14) has attempted to shift in the bullish range of 60.00-80.00. Silver Price (XAG/USD) is facing barricades near $24.00 after a sheer upside in the Asian session. The strengthening of the risk appetite theme has impacted the US Dollar Index (DXY). The USD Index opened on a weaker note to near 103.75 and dropped further to 103.60 as investors are dumping the safe-haven due to a drop in the United States Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE)-Price Index. Meanwhile, the 10-year US Treasury yields have slipped below 3.74% as investors see further decline in the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) amid a decline in household expenditure. S&P500 futures have extended their gains after a revival move on Friday as equities are getting comfort from the risk-on profile. On an hourly scale, Silver Price has been supported by the 200-period Exponential Moving Average (EMA) at around $23.50. The upward-sloping trendline placed from November 28 low around $20.90 will continue to act as a major cushion for the Silver price. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) (14) has attempted to shift in the bullish range of 60.00-80.00, which will trigger a bullish momentum ahead. Going forward, a decisive break above the $24.00 resistance will expose Silver price for more upside towards the previous week’s high around $24.30, followed by April 22 high at $24.67. Alternatively, a break below December 22 low at $23.40 will drag the asset toward December 19 low at $22.84 and December 6 low at $22.03. Silver hourly chart  
The Receding Market Bets On The Fed’s Hawkish Move And Chatters Surrounding The Policy Pivot Seem To Favor The Silver Buyers

Silver Price Is Likely To Extend The Latest Weakness

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 28.12.2022 08:40
Silver takes offers to refresh intraday low during the first negative daily performance in three. Mixed sentiment, firmer Treasury yields allow US Dollar recover amid holiday season. China-linked Covid optimism fails to defend XAG/USD buyers as US doubts Beijing’s lack of transparency. Silver price (XAG/USD) renews its intraday low near $23.95 as bears return to the table early Wednesday, after a two-day absence. The bright metal’s latest weakness could be linked to the US Dollar’s mildly positive performance, as well as doubts over China’s Covid-linked optimism. US Dollar Index (DXY) prints mild gains around 104.25 by the press time as it defends the previous day’s recovery moves during the sluggish session. In doing so, the greenback’s gauge versus the six major currencies also justifies the recently mixed US data, as well as mixed concerns surrounding the Fed’s next moves. US Good Trade Balance for November improved to $-83.3B versus $98.8B prior but the US S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices for October dropped to 8.6% YoY versus 9.7% expected and 10.4% previous readings. It’s worth noting that the previously mixed readings of the US inflation and growth figures raised doubts about the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) hawkish move, especially after the US central bank appeared cautiously optimistic over the rate hikes in its latest monetary policy meeting. Elsewhere, China announced multiple measures to open national and international boundaries in a rush to convey the easing of COVID-19 fears. In doing so, the dragon nation initially ruled out the quarantine requirement for inbound travelers before stating that the nation will resume citizens' applications for ordinary passports for tourism and visits abroad from January 8, 2023. Even so, a US Official mentioned, per Reuters, that the US government may impose new COVID-19 measures on travelers to the United States from China over concerns about the "lack of transparent data" coming from Beijing. Against this backdrop, the 10-year Treasury bond yields remain sidelined near 3.85%, after refreshing the six-week high the previous day, whereas the S&P 500 Futures remain indecisive while tracking the mixed closing of the Wall Street benchmarks. Given the sluggish session and a light calendar, except for the US Pending Home Sales for November which holds the market consensus of 0.6% versus -4.6% previous readings, the Silver price is likely to extend the latest weakness amid firmer US Treasury bond yields. Technical analysis Although the double top formation near $24.30 lures Silver bears, the 21-DMA level near $23.30 restricts short-term XAG/USD downside.
Oil Is An Indicator Of The Health Of The Global Economy

Commodities Worthy The Attention i.e. Coffee, Precious Metals And Key Energy Resource Goods

XTB Team XTB Team 28.12.2022 13:04
The most interesting goods. Gold (GOLD) Gold is the most important precious metal in the world. Due to its attractive appearance, it is used primarily in jewelry. However, historically, gold was the first type of money, which was related to the chemical properties of this metal, as well as its appearance. Monetary systems around the world were also based on gold, although this changed with the collapse of the Bretton system Woods , which kept the ratio of gold prices to the U.S. dollar constant. Since then, in addition to being used in jewelry, gold has also served as an investment or a store of value (e.g. as a reserve in central banks). To a lesser extent, gold is also used in industry. The most important market report for gold is the quarterly World Gold Council Supply and Demand Report . It contains data on the use of metal in individual sectors, mining, international trade and the impact of market factors on prices. The report is released to the market approximately 1-1.5 months after the end of a given quarter. In addition, it is worth following data on the amount of gold in the possession of ETFs that hedge with this metal, or data on the positioning of speculative investors on this market. Investors interested in the gold market can take a riskier investment and invest in the world's largest gold mining companies such as Newmont NEM.US , Anglogold Ashanti AU.US , Barrick Gold GOLD.US or Wheaton resources WPM.US , which will also provide exposure to other precious metals. On the other hand, investors looking for a safe ETF that provides exposure to gold prices may lean towards iShares Physical Gold IGLN.UK. _ This fund hedges its investors' positions with physical gold deliveries, accumulates stocks of this metal and reports them regularly, thus attracting investors interested in investing in physical gold. Petroleum (OIL) Oil is by far the most important commodity in the world. Without oil, it would not be possible to travel or produce the plastic products that are essential in the modern world. Crude oil is mainly extracted from deep boreholes, either on land or in seas and oceans, but also from tar sands (mostly in Canada). The key report for the oil market is the DOE (US Department of Energy) report, presented every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Central European Time. Then, data on crude oil stocks, petroleum products, production, imports and exports are presented. This data only applies to the US, but since it is the most important market, this data shapes the behavior of prices in the market. In addition, every month OPEC, EIA and IEA publish reports on the demand and supply outlook. The OPEC report is released roughly 1.5 weeks into the month. Companies that typically benefit from oil price volatility include ExxonMobil XOM.US , Chevron CVX.US and Occidental Petroleum OXY.US , whose shares were purchased in Q1 2022 by Warren Buffett . Exposure to a diversified portfolio of oil exploration and trading companies is ensured by, among others, Euro-denominated ETF iShares STOXX Europe 600 Oil&Gas Exploration UCITS SXEPEX.DE . Natural Gas (NATGAS) Along with crude oil and coal, natural gas is a key energy resource. Depending on where it is used, it is used for heating or for generating electricity. In the case of gas, the market is not homogeneous due to major problems with its transport. The price of gas transported by pipeline is much lower than gas that must be liquefied and shipped by ship. The most important producers of natural gas in the world are the United States, Russia, Arab countries and Australia. The largest importers are European countries, China, India and Japan. The most important report for the gas market is the weekly change in DOE inventories published every Thursday at 16:30 CET. In addition, it is worth following the daily change in gas stocks in Europe according to GIE ( Gas Infrastructure Europe) and TTF gas prices in the import-export hub in the Netherlands. These data may show how much demand for American gas may come from Europe. Volatility could then affect the shares of Cheniere Energy LNG.US , the company responsible for transporting LNG from the US to Europe. British may be worth mentioning gas ETF NGAS.UK , which tracks the natural gas sub -index offered by Bloomberg. Silver (SILVER) In terms of chemical properties, silver is very similar to gold, but because there is much more of it in the ground, it is also many times cheaper. Due to its price, this metal is used in industry in about 50%, but it also has its investment and jewelery significance. From a fundamental analysis point of view, it is useful to track the amount of silver held by ETFs, as well as the gold/silver price ratio, which shows whether a particular market is overbought or oversold relative to the long-term average. The metal is also dependent on copper as silver is mined together with this raw material. High copper production means new supply in the silver market. The key companies in the silver market sector are Pan American Silver (PAAS.US) , Fresnillo (FRES.UK) , Polymetal Silver Corp (POLY.UK) , Hecla Mining (HL.US) and KGHM (KGHM.PL) . The most popular ETF that allows you to invest in physical silver is iShares Physical Silver (ISLN.UK) . The leveraged ETF CFD Global X Silver Miners S (SIL.US) is also gaining popularity among speculators . Coffee (COFFEE) A very interesting aspect related to coffee is the fact that it is the second most traded commodity in the world after oil. On the other hand, the impact of the coffee trade on global GDP is negligible. Coffee belongs to the group of so-called. soft goods ( soft commodities ) and theoretically too high prices may lead to the search for alternative solutions. However, the final market price of coffee for the consumer depends only 1-2% on the price quoted on world stock exchanges. Coffee is grown mainly in the countries of South and Central America, Southeast Asia and Africa. There are two types of coffee: Arabica and Robusta . At XTB, we trade CFDs on Arabica coffee , which is definitely more popular and considered to be of higher quality. In the case of coffee, it is also worth tracking the daily change in stocks, tracked by ICE (International Commodity Exchange) and WASDE monthly report from USDA or CONAB monthly report from Brazil regarding production prospects. Companies that remain sensitive to the coffee market and prices include Starbucks (SBUX.US) and Keurig Dr. Pepper (KDP.US) . 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A Further Rise In Gold Is Very Likely, The Dovish Expectations Are Feeding Well Into The Bond Markets

Gold Tends To Respond To Relative Dollar Strength As Well As Changes In Bond Yields

XTB Team XTB Team 30.12.2022 13:01
Markets worth watching US stock indices: US500, US100 There is an ongoing debate about the relationship between stock markets and inflation. Stocks are holding instruments covered by the real assets of the companies that issued them. Because inflation reflects increase in the prices of goods and services, should eventually translate into revenues of companies selling these goods and services. From this perspective, stocks can be seen as a hedge against inflation. However, looking at history, we can confidently say that there is no linear relationship between company earnings and stock prices. So-called the price-to-sales ratio can fluctuate significantly for a number of reasons. After first, even if higher prices translate into higher revenues, costs can increase in even faster pace. A period of high inflation creates a lot of uncertainty and some companies can not be able to maintain the current profit margin. Second, the stock market is always trying discount the future. And if that discounting is done using higher rates interest rates - typical of higher inflation - the present value of future gains will be lower. Because periods of high inflation in the US are rare and far apart in time, there is no such thing confirmed relationship. The S&P 500 hit a ten-year low in October 1974, just before the peak of inflation that year. However, the markets were much more overvalued back then - the index fell from the peak (in 1973) to the trough of 50%, and the price-earnings ratio was below 8 - almost 3 times lower than today. Moreover, the Fed has started to cut interest rates in November 1974, thus supporting the bull rally. Precious metals: GOLD, SILVER Commodities are considered a leading indicator of inflation as the prices of goods and even services are in highly dependent on raw material costs. Therefore, there is a belief that raw materials are a good hedge against inflation, and the first example that comes to mind is gold. Is it really so? Gold is an excellent diversifier for an investment portfolio due to its low and even negative correlation with other asset classes. But what about inflation? Gold tends to respond to relative dollar strength as well as changes in bond yields. We can see a very strong negative correlation between gold price changes and profitability bonds in the long term. Therefore, we are dealing with a relatively weak sentyment against gold in an environment of the highest inflation in the US in 40 years. Of course, gold can too respond to other risk factors, such as natural disasters or war, which the world unfortunately experienced this year, which for a short time pushed gold prices to historical levels maxima. As mentioned earlier, the key factors for the price of gold are changes in the level yields and valuation of the dollar. Further changes are the most important for the dollar and bond yields Fed interest rates. The dollar already seems to be very overbought, especially if we will look at historical standards and this could be an opportunity for gold. Of course, gold is still there relatively expensive in nominal terms, but high bond yields led to a significant drop in gold prices from near historical highs. Moreover, correcting prices for inflation, gold is not extremely expensive compared to the 1970s or even 1970s 2011. It is also worth mentioning that gold often retains its value during periods of recession, especially when compared to more volatile assets such as stocks.
Analysis Of The Silver Commodity Asset Price Movement

The Silver Price Needs To Surpass December 21 High

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 02.01.2023 08:29
Silver price needs to overstep $24.30 for a volatility contraction breakout. The asset is displaying topsy-turvy moves in a range of 23.45-24.30 for the past two weeks. Advancing 200-EMA indicates that the upside trend is still solid. Silver price (XAG/USD) is failing to sustain above the round-level resistance of $24.00. The white metal is expected to remain sideways as trading activity will remain quiet amid the festive mood. The US Dollar Index (DXY) dropped sharply on Friday after a consolidation breakdown of the 103.47-104.57 range. S&P500 remained choppy on Friday but ended the last trading session of CY2023 with a mild sell-off. The 10-year US Treasury yields benefitted from caution in the global market and climbed to 3.88%. On a four-hour scale, the Silver price is displaying a volatility contraction chart pattern that displays lackluster performance but a breakout of the same results in heavy volume and wider ticks. The asset is displaying topsy-turvy moves in a range of 23.45-24.30 for the past two weeks. Meanwhile, the 50-period Exponential Moving Average (EMA) at $23.77 is overlapping with the Silver price, which indicates a consolidation on a short-term basis. While, the 200-period EMA at $22.75 is aiming higher, which indicates that the upside trend is still solid. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) (14) is oscillating in a 40.00-60.00 range, which indicates directionless movement as investors await fresh impetus for a decisive move. For an upside, the Silver price needs to surpass December 21 high at $24.30, which will be a breakout of the volatility contraction and will drive the asset towards April 22 high at $24.67 followed by the psychological resistance at $25.00. On the flip side, a break below December 16 low at $22.56 will drag the asset toward November 15 high at $22.25. A slippage below the latter will expose the asset for more downside toward November 24 high at $21.68. Silver four-hour chart  
Tesla Should Expect Downside Pressure

Tesla Had A Bad Start To 2023, US Treasury Yields Fell Sharply

Saxo Bank Saxo Bank 04.01.2023 09:10
Summary:  US equities got off to a choppy start in 2023 with a slightly weak session yesterday, but with notable weakness in high profile companies like Tesla after it reported weak Q4 deliveries, while market cap leader Apple posted a new cycle low. The US dollar traded was choppy in volatile trading but generally ended the day on the strong side, even as US treasury yields dropped. Gold chopped back and forth but surged back toward yesterday’s highs overnight.   What is our trading focus? Nasdaq 100 (USNAS100.I) and S&P 500 (US500.I) S&P 500 futures started the year’s first day of trading yesterday with the element that they had plenty of in 2022, namely volatility. The index futures started rallying in the beginning of the session helped by positive sentiment in Europe and China trading up as much as 1.2% at the intraday high, but spillover effect on sentiment from the slide in Tesla shares and related technology stocks took S&P 500 futures down 0.4%. The intraday price range in S&P 500 futures was more than 2%. The first important macro events of the year are the ISM Manufacturing and the JOLTS Job Openings report for December which could move interest rates and inflation expectations and thus US equity futures later in the session. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng (HIF3) and China’s CSI300 (03188:xhkg) Hang Seng Index rallied for the second straight session in 2023 rising by 1.8%. Hang Seng TECH Index surged 3.4%, led by Alibaba (09988:xhkg)  soared more than 7% following the news that the Chinese authorities approved an increase in registered capital of the consumer finance unit of Ant Group. Shares of Chinese developers and management services providers climbed on anticipation of state support from the state-owned Economic Daily emphasizing the importance of the real estate sector to the economy in its editorial. Longfor (00960:xhkg) and Country Garden Services (06098:xhkg) each jumped around 10%, being the top performers of the Hang Seng Index. Sunny Optical (02382:xhkg), a supplier to Apple (AAPL:xnas), plunged 12% on analyst downgrades and a Nikkei report that “Apple has notified several suppliers to build fewer components for Airpods, the Apple Watch and MacBooks for the first quarter, citing weakening demand”. CSI 300 is unchanged. FX: Yesterday’s USD rally moderates. AUD surges on possible end of Chinese coal ban The US dollar surged yesterday for no readily apparent reason, even as US treasury yields dropped and risk sentiment was strong early in the day. The rest of the day saw very choppy action that suggests currency traders are struggling to find their feet in 2023, although the greenback generally ended the day stronger than where it started ahead of the first important macro data of the year this Friday. Overnight, the Aussie surged sharply, erasing the AUDUSD losses yesterday and seeing AUDNZD to new local highs as Chinese authorities discussed a partial lifting of the Australia coal import ban. Crude oil (CLG3 & LCOH3) Crude oil futures, led by gasoline and diesel, turned sharply lower during its first full day of trading with the early 2023 focus being centred around a short-term deterioration in demand as China struggles with Covid-19, milder weather reduces demand for heating fuels and the IMF’s latest warning that one third of the world may suffer recession in 2023. OPEC increased production by 150k b/d last month according to a Bloomberg survey as Nigeria, currently producing below its quota, ramped up production. US production meanwhile is expected to rise by just 600k b/d in 2023, with the pre-pandemic record peak at 13m b/d remaining out of sight. On the supply side Russia’s December shipments of oil slumped to the lowest for 2022 driven by storm disruptions and a shortage of vessels. In Brent, the uptrend from early December looks challenged with a break below $81 signalling further loss of momentum, initially towards $79.65.  Gold (XAUUSD), silver (XAGUSD) and platinum (XPTUSD) This trio of investment and semi-industrial metals, led by gold’s break higher, are the only commodities trading in the black this week. On Tuesday, sudden dollar strength was being offset by a sharp fall in US treasury yields, both highlighting weak risk sentiment at the beginning of a new trading year. In general, we are looking for a price friendly 2023 for investment metals supported by recession and stock market valuation risks, an eventual peak in central bank rates combined with the prospect of a weaker dollar and inflation not returning to the expected sub-3% level by yearend. However, in the short-term continued dollar strength - as risk appetite elsewhere suffers - may prove too hard to ignore, thereby raising the prospect for a correction and better buying levels. Focus on today’s FOMC minutes and Friday’s US job report. Key support in gold at $1801 with trendline resistance at $1852 being followed by $1878. Yields on US Treasuries (TLT:xnas, IEF:xnas, SHY:xnas) fall sharply on US first trading day of 2023 US Treasury yields fell sharply all along the curve, but fell the most at the longer end of the curve, with the 10-year yield benchmark down almost 15 basis points to 3.73%. Some of the move was in sympathy with European yields, which dropped on a much softer than expected German CPI print.  The 10-year US Treasury yield level to watch to the upside is perhaps the 4.00% area ahead of the 4.34% high from October, which is a 15-year high. To the downside, the cycle lows below 3.50% (intraday cycle low was 3.40%) are the focus, with the first major test of the US Treasury market up this Friday on the release of US jobs data and the December ISM Services index and next week on the December CPI report on Thursday, January 12. What is going on? US House Republicans so far failing to elect new Speaker of the House A minority of more Trumpist-leaning Republicans are holding back the election of Kevin McCarthy to become the next Speaker, as he failed to win approval after three rounds of voting yesterday. The House is unable to conduct any kind of business until a new Speaker is elected, and the degree of dysfunction in the House over the next two years will likely be determined by the identity of the leader in the house. Inflation is cooling down in Germany Germany December CPI rose 8.7 % year-over-year against prior 10.4 %. The monthly decline is astounding: minus 1.0 % from November to December. In parallel, inflation also slowed down in Germany’s largest state by population – North Rhine Westphalia – with CPI out at minus 1.0 % month-over-month. This matters because it is one of the major industrial states. The drop is partially explained by the drop in energy prices and the one-time government support to reduce the gas bills of households and SMEs. This means the decline in inflation may not last. It will highly depend on the evolution of energy prices this winter. But this is a welcome figure as we kick off the new year. Officials in China discuss easing Australia coal import ban Bloomberg is breaking this story, citing sources familiar with the matter, which claim that bureaucrats are proposing allowing a few major coal consumers in China to resume imports as soon as April 1. The Australian dollar jumped sharply in response, as did Australian coal exporters, and even major miner BHP Billiton posted a strong session overnight. Tesla shares plunge 12% to lowest levels since August 2020 Tesla had a bad start to 2023 as the EV maker reported worse than expected Q4 deliveries Tuesday night trailing the productions figures for the quarter expanding the gap between production and deliveries to a new high. Investors are speculating whether Tesla is facing a demand issue and the recent implemented discounts to entice buyers are still in place suggesting Tesla is willing to sacrifice its operating margin at the expense of keeping up demand to maintain high utilization of its factory capacity. Read our take on Tesla in yesterday’s equity note. What are we watching next? November JOLTS Job openings up later, FOMC Minutes up tonight The JOLTS survey of job openings dropped in October back toward the low for 2022 at just above 10.3M as the November release today is expected to post a new cycle low near 10.0M. Still, these numbers are far north of the previous pre-pandemic record near 7.5M. The FOMC minutes tonight may not move markets much, but are worth watching for where FOMC members are expressing their inflation concerns. Earnings to watch The earnings calendar is light in the first week of the new year, but in a couple of weeks the first Q4 earnings releases will begin to be released. The Q4 earnings season will continue its focus on margin pressures related to input costs on employees and raw materials including energy. This week’s earnings focus is Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and Conagra Brands, with WBA expected to -3% revenue growth y/y for the quarter that ended on 30 November adding to the series of quarters with negative revenue growth. Conagra Brands is expected to deliver 7% revenue growth y/y for the quarter that ended on 30 November as the manufacturer of packaged foods is able to pass on inflation to its customers. Thursday: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Conagra Brands, Lamb Weston, Constellation Brands, RPM International Friday: Naturgy Energy Economic calendar highlights for today (times GMT) 0745 – France December Flash CPI 0815-0900 – Eurozone final December Services PMI 0930 – UK Nov. Consumer Credit/Mortgage Approvals 1500 – US Dec. ISM Manufacturing  1500 – US Nov. JOLTS Jobs openings 1900 – US FOMC Minutes 2130 – API's Weekly Crude and Fuel Inventory Report 0145 – China Dec. Caixin Services PMI Follow SaxoStrats on the daily Saxo Markets Call on your favorite podcast app: Apple  Spotify PodBean Sticher Source: Financial Markets Today: Quick Take – January 4, 2023 | Saxo Group (home.saxo)
The Receding Market Bets On The Fed’s Hawkish Move And Chatters Surrounding The Policy Pivot Seem To Favor The Silver Buyers

The Silver Downward Trajectory Could Further Get Extended

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 05.01.2023 09:15
Silver struggles to gain any meaningful traction on Thursday and remains below the $24.00 mark. The overnight break below two-month-old ascending trend-line support favours bearish traders. Mixed oscillators on hourly/daily charts warrant caution before positioning for a further decline. Silver struggles to capitalize on its modest intraday uptick and remains below the $24.00 round figure heading into the European session on Thursday. The technical set-up, meanwhile, supports prospects for a further pullback from over an eight-month high touched earlier this week. The overnight break below a two-month-old ascending trend-line was seen as a fresh trigger for bearish traders. Furthermore, technical indicators on hourly charts have been drifting lower and add credence to the negative outlook. That said, oscillators on the daily chart - though have been losing traction - are yet to confirm a bearish bias. This makes it prudent to wait for some follow-through selling below the 100-period SMA on the 4-hour chart, currently around the $23.65 region, before positioning for any meaningful downside. The XAG/USD might then accelerate the corrective fall towards testing sub-$23.00 levels. The downward trajectory could further get extended towards intermediate support near the $22.60-$22.55 region, below which spot prices could drop to the next relevant support near the $22.10-$22.00 horizontal zone. The latter should act as a strong base for the white metal, which if broken decisively will set the stage for an extension of the depreciating move. On the flip side, the $24.00 round-figure mark now seems to act as an immediate hurdle ahead of the $24.25 area. This is followed by the multi-month high, around the $24.50-$24.55 region set on Tuesday. A sustained strength beyond the latter will negate any near-term negative outlook and allow the XAG/USD to reclaim the $25.00 psychological mark for the first time since April 2022. Read next:Exxon And Chevron Abandon The Global Market And Focus On The Americas| FXMAG.COM Silver 4-hour chart  
Hedge Funds Have Continued To Invest In Gold, The Bullish Position Of Silver Is Holding

The Last Quarter Of 2022 Was So Favorable For Precious Metals

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 05.01.2023 11:30
Fed and precious metals The biggest macro hurdle for precious metals in 2022 was the historic tightening by the Federal Reserve, which posted the fastest rate hike since the early 1980s. Overall, rates rose 425 basis points over the year, rising to a range of 4.25% to 4.5%. Considering the significant headwinds caused by the sharp rate hikes by central banks, particularly the Fed, last year's performance of gold, silver and platinum prices was remarkable. And the last quarter of the year was so favorable for precious metals because the markets began to orient themselves towards the Fed's reversal. Fed At its last meeting in 2022, the Fed slowed growth to 50 basis points but remained steadfast in its fight to bring inflation down, warning markets that there will be more rate hikes into the new year as inflation is not at the right level. "We've raised 425 basis points this year, and we're into restrictive territory. It's now not so important how fast we go. It's far more important to think about what is the ultimate level. And... how long do we remain restrictive? That will become the most important question," Fed Chairman Jerome Powell told reporters after the December FOMC meeting. Powell Regarding the possibility of a soft landing, Powell also noted that the longer the Fed needs to keep rates high, the narrower the runway gets. "I don't think anyone knows whether we're going to have a recession or not. And if we do, whether it's going to be a deep one or not, it's just not knowable," he said. GDP The latest median forecast for next year shows that rates could rise to 5.1%, with the Fed also expecting real GDP to be 0.5% in 2023 and PCE inflation to slow to 3.1%. Markets have already priced in additional rate hikes for February and March. But many analysts predict a pause after that, followed by a potential rate cut towards the end of the year.     Long-term review Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/331523
Analysis Of The Silver Commodity Asset Price Movement

Silver Has Great Potential At Current Price Levels

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 09.01.2023 12:52
With precious metals gaining momentum at the end of the year, Main Street investors raised their forecast of gold and silver for the new year. Data has shown that gold ended the year unchanged, while silver is up almost 3%. Spot gold started at around $1,828 an ounce last year and ended just above $1,822 an ounce, while spot silver opened at $23.28 an ounce and ended at $23.93 an ounce. In a survey conducted quite recently, 37.5% chose gold as the best performing asset for 2023, while 36.8% chose silver. The third most favored asset was copper, with 8% of votes, followed by oil and Bitcoin, which has 4.7% votes each. Platinum and lithium have 3.7% votes. Palladium was the least popular choice, garnering just 0.9% of the vote. Wall Street investors are also optimistic about gold and silver as it is well positioned for growth since the US is entering economic recession. DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach said he believes the Fed will move another 50 basis points in February, pushing the rate to peak at 5% in 2023. But once the Fed reaches 5%, rates will certainly be cut, Gundlach warned. Read next: After The Correction, Jacek Ma's Share In Shareholder Votes Will Fall To 6.2%| FXMAG.COM ANZ strategist Daniel Hynes also believes market sentiment is shifting in favor of gold. "With the Fed pause likely to be followed by a reversal, gold has already started to appreciate," added Wells Fargo head of real asset strategy John Laforge. The company sees gold hitting $1,900 to $2,000 in 2023. Many analysts are even more optimistic about silver in the new year. Laforge, for instance, said that with the price returning to $23, there is a chance that a further rise will be seen in the market. Everett Millman, a precious metals expert at Gainesville Coins, explains that silver has great potential at current price levels because investors have neglected it. "It is more likely that silver will outperform gold. Its recent behavior is encouraging, and the available supply of investment products is quite limited," he said. Relevance up to 09:00 UTC+1 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/331738
The Silver Might Then Extend The Recent Pullback

The White Metal (Silver) Has Extended Its Recovery

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 10.01.2023 09:06
A decline in the US Dollar Index has shifted traction in favor of Silver price. Investors’ risk appetite has improved amid a rebound in S&P500 futures. The 200-period EMA is overlapping with the white metal prices, which indicates a lackluster performance ahead. Silver price (XAG/USD) has rebounded firmly after dropping to near $23.50 in the Asian session. The white metal has extended its recovery above the immediate resistance of $23.60 as the US Dollar Index (DXY) is facing heat amid failing to recapture the critical hurdle of 103.00. It seems that the risk appetite of the market participants is improving again as S&P500 futures have trimmed the majority of their morning losses. Also, the 10-year US Treasury yields have dropped to 3.53%. On an hourly scale, the Silver price has sensed buying interest after correcting to near the horizontal support plotted from December 29 low at $23.46. Broadly, the 200-period Exponential Moving Average (EMA) at $23.75 is overlapping with the white metal prices, which is indicating a lackluster performance ahead. Meanwhile, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) (14) is aiming to shift into the 40.00-60.00 range from the bearish range of 20.00-40.00, which indicates an attempt for a bullish reversal. For an upside move, the Silver price needs to break above Monday’s high at $24.10, which will drive the asset towards January 3 high at $24.55 followed by the psychological resistance at $25.00. On the contrary, a declining move below January 5 low at $23.12 will drag the Silver price toward December 19 low and December 16 low at $22.84 and $22.56 respectively. Silver hourly chart  
The US PCE Data Is Expected To Confirm Another Modest Slowdown

Saxo Bank Podcast: The Conflicting Signals From Expanding US Credit, Apple's Deepening Vertical Integration Moves, Strong Metals Markets And More

Saxo Bank Saxo Bank 11.01.2023 10:22
Summary:  Today we discuss the bounce-back in US equity markets as we are all supposedly holding our breath for a CPI release tomorrow when the last soft CPI release in December drove zany intraday volatility and a rally that was quickly erased - etching out a market top at the time. Elsewhere, we discuss the conflicting signals from expanding US credit while another sentiment survey disappoints, look at strong metals markets as a clear expression of hopes for a China-driven recovery, Apple's deepening vertical integration moves as it looks to ditch Samsung screens, and much more. Today's podcast features Peter Garnry on equities and John J. Hardy hosting and on FX. Listen to today’s podcast - slides are available via the link. Follow Saxo Market Call on your favorite podcast app: Apple  Spotify PodBean Sticher If you are not able to find the podcast on your favourite podcast app when searching for Saxo Market Call, please drop us an email at marketcall@saxobank.com and we'll look into it.   Read next:The EUR/USD Pair Is Still Above 1.0700$, The USD/JPY Pair Was Little Changed| FXMAG.COM   Questions and comments, please! We invite you to send any questions and comments you might have for the podcast team. Whether feedback on the show's content, questions about specific topics, or requests for more focus on a given market area in an upcoming podcast, please get in touch at marketcall@saxobank.com.   Source: Podcast: Metals are sending loud signals as US equities in limbo | Saxo Group (home.saxo)
Hedge Funds Have Continued To Invest In Gold, The Bullish Position Of Silver Is Holding

The Uncertainty In Financial Markets Will Continue To Support The Attractiveness Of Gold

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 11.01.2023 12:20
Gold rising beyond $1,850 at the start of the new year will create new momentum for the metal and attract new investors. Greg Harmon, founder and president of Dragonfly Capital Management, said he is optimistic about the long-term potential of gold as the uncertainty in financial markets will continue to support the attractiveness of the metal as a safe haven asset. There is also a shift in markets as bond yields continue to trade near their highest level in 12 years, holding support above 3.50%. As for how much gold an investor should have in their portfolio, Harmon said between 1% and 2% might be appropriate. He added that he does not see the metal as a hedge against inflation because its price is mainly determined by investor demand. Read next: Pietro Beccari Will Be The Louis Vuitton’s CEO, Departures Several Top Executives At Rivian| FXMAG.COM Alongside gold, Harmon said he also sees some potential in silver since its prices have risen significantly from October's two-year lows. And even though there is a strong resistance around $24 and $26, a rise above $30 will take the metal to historical highs. "Silver has a lot of momentum and we haven't seen it stop like gold," Harmon said. "If it goes up to $30, there's nothing to stop it from going higher."   Relevance up to 09:00 2023-01-25 UTC+1 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/331966
Silver Is Currently Placed Near The Daily High

Silver Is Currently Placed Near The Daily High

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 12.01.2023 09:44
Silver attracts fresh buying in the vicinity of support marked by the 200-SMA on the 4-hour chart. The recent two-way price moves warrant some caution before placing aggressive directional bets. Bulls might wait for a sustained move beyond the $24.00 mark before positioning for further gains. Silver regains some positive traction on Thursday and for now, seems to have snapped a three-day losing streak to the weekly low touched the previous day. The white metal maintains its bid tone through the early European session and is currently placed near the daily high, around the $23.60-$23.65 region. From a technical perspective, the overnight pullback from the vicinity of the weekly high stalls near the 200-period SMA on the 4-hour chart. The said support, currently around the $23.20 region, should now act as a pivotal point and help determine the next leg of a directional move. Given that the XAG/USD has been struggling to find acceptance above the $24.00 mark, a convincing break below will be seen as a fresh trigger for bearish traders. That said, oscillators on the daily chart - though have been losing traction - are still holding in the positive territory. This makes it prudent to wait for some follow-through selling below the $23.00 round figure before positioning for a further near-term depreciating move. The XAG/USD might then accelerate the fall towards the $22.60-$22.55 region before eventually dropping to the next relevant support near the $22.10-$22.00 horizontal zone. On the flip side, any further positive move might confront a stiff hurdle near the weekly top, around the $24.00-$24.10 region. A sustained strength beyond could lift the XAG/USD towards the multi-month high, around the $24.50-$24.55 region touched last week. Some follow-through buying should pave the way for a move towards reclaiming the $25.00 psychological mark. Read next:Discussion Of Bank Representatives On Financing The Ecological Transformation | FXMAG.COM Silver 4-hour chart  
The Silver May Be Vulnerable To Weaken Further

Commodities: Jason Sen talks gold, silver and crude oil positions

Jason Sen Jason Sen 12.01.2023 11:51
Gold reached the resistance at 1878/88 with a high for the week exactly here. There is no sell signal yet but obviously today's direction will be driven by the US CPI number, with 6.4% expected. The levels for today are very clear on the 4 hour chart. Silver in a 1 month erratic sideways trend. This is probably a consolidation after 3 months of gains, but I must wait for a clear breakout. WTI Crude February in a 7 month bear trend but may be establishing a short term sideways consolidation. So far we are holding a range from $73 up to $81. Today's Analysis. Gold again made a high for the day exactly at resistance at 1878/88. Bulls need to clear 1895 for a buy signal targeting 1905 & 1915, perhaps as far as 1925. Very minor support at 1872/70 this morning then better support at 1863/60. A break below 1857 however risks a slide to 1855 & strong support at 1849/45. Longs need stops below 1840. Silver is stuck in a range from 255 up to 2455 for 4 weeks. Today we meet a buying opportunity at 2305/2295. Longs need stops below 2280. Targets are 2330 & 2360. Read next: CMC Markets' Michael Hewson comments on markets and Forex pairs EUR/USD, GBP/USD, EUR/GBP and more | FXMAG.COM Minor resistance at 2360/70 but above 2380 can target 2410, perhaps as far as 2430/40. Minor resistance at this week's high of 2450/55 so a break above 2460 should be a buy signal. WTI Crude February beat strong resistance at 7550/7600 at the end of the day to target 7800/20 & even 7900/30 is possible. Further gains meet resistance at the upper trend line of the 6 week range at 8100. Minor support at 7600/7580  but below 7540 can target 7470/50, perhaps as far as 7400.
The Silver Might Then Extend The Recent Pullback

The Silver Might Then Extend The Recent Pullback

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 13.01.2023 09:37
Silver is seen consolidating in a narrow trading band below the $24.00 mark on Friday. The recent two-way price moves warrant some caution before placing directional bets. A convincing break below the 200-SMA on H4 should pave the way for deeper losses. Silver struggles to gain any meaningful traction on Friday and oscillates in a narrow trading band through the early European session. The white metal is currently placed around the $23.75 area, nearly unchanged for the day, and remains well within a broader trading range held over the past three weeks or so. From a technical perspective, this week's repeated failures to find acceptance above the $24.00 round figure warrants some caution for bullish traders. The XAG/USD, however, has managed to hold its neck above the 200-period SMA on the 4-hour chart. The latter is currently pegged near the $23.20 region and coincides with the lower end of the trading range, which, in turn, should now act as a pivotal point for short-term traders. A convincing break below will mark a bearish breakdown, though it will be prudent to wait for some follow-through selling below the $23.00 mark before positioning for a further depreciating move. The XAG/USD might then extend the recent pullback from a multi-month top and accelerate the fall towards the $22.60-$22.55 region. The downfall could eventually drag spot prices to the next relevant support near the $22.10-$22.00 zone. On the flip side, any intraday positive move beyond the $24.00 mark might confront some resistance near the overnight swing high, around the $24.20 region. This is followed by the multi-month high, around the $24.50-$24.55 region touched last week, which if cleared decisively will be seen as a fresh trigger for bullish traders. The XAG/USD could then aim towards reclaiming the $25.00 psychological mark for the first time since April 2022. Read next: The New Disney Drama: Disney Is Opposing Activist-Investor Nelson Peltz| FXMAG.COM Silver 4-hour chart  
Silver Bulls Now Awaiting A Move Beyond The $24.50-$24.55 Area

Silver Bulls Now Awaiting A Move Beyond The $24.50-$24.55 Area

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 16.01.2023 09:35
Silver edges higher for the third straight day and inches back closer to the multi-month top. The set-up favours bulls and supports prospects for an extension of the appreciating move. A convincing break below the $23.00 mark is needed to negate the near-term positive bias. Silver prolongs the positive trend for the third straight day on Monday and steadily climbs back closer to its highest level since April 22 touched earlier this month. The white metal sticks to its intraday gains heading into the European session, with bulls now awaiting a move beyond the $24.50-$24.55 area before placing fresh bets. From a technical perspective, last week's bounce from the vicinity of the 200-period SMA on the 4-hour chart and a sustained strength above the $24.00 mark was seen as a fresh trigger for bullish traders. Furthermore, oscillators on the daily chart are holding comfortably in the positive territory and are still far from being in the overbought zone. This, in turn, supports prospects for an extension of the appreciating move. That said, RSI (14) on hourly charts hovers around the 70 mark (representing overbought conditions) and warrants some caution. Nevertheless, the stage still seems set for an eventual breakout through the $24.50-$24.55 region and a subsequent move towards reclaiming the $25.00 psychological mark for the first time since April 2022. Some follow-through buying has the potential to lift the XAG/USD to the $25.35-$25.40 hurdle. Read next: The UK Economy Expects A Slightly Fall In Inflation, Expected To Fall By 0.1%| FXMAG.COM On the flip side, the $24.10-$24.00 resistance breakpoint now seems to protect the immediate downside. Any further pullback is more likely to attract fresh buyers and remain limited near the 200-SMA on the 4-hour chart, currently around the $23.30-$23.25 area. This is followed by the $23.00 round figure, which if broken decisively will negate the positive outlook and shift the near-term bias in favour of bearish traders. The XAG/USD might then accelerate the fall towards the $22.60-$22.55 region and weaken further towards the next relevant support near the $22.10-$22.00 zone. Silver 4-hour chart  
Saxo Bank Podcast: US Equities Continue To Trade Up, Natural Gas In Europe, Bank of Japan Meeting Ahead And More

Saxo Bank Podcast: US Equities Continue To Trade Up, Natural Gas In Europe, Bank of Japan Meeting Ahead And More

Saxo Bank Saxo Bank 16.01.2023 11:13
Summary:  Today, we look at an interesting week ahead as US equities continue to trade up against a pivotal resistance area (just above the 200-day moving average and just below the 4,000 level for the US SP& 500 index) as earnings season set for a big blast next week. Today US markets are closed. The event risk of the week, meanwhile, is the hotly anticipated Bank of Japan meeting on Wednesday, with markets unsure on whether Governor Kuroda and company are set to deliver further policy tweaks. Futures positioning in commodities, especially metals and the latest on natural gas in Europe and more on today's pod, which features Ole Hansen on commodities and John J. Hardy hosting and on FX. Listen to today’s podcast - slides are available via the link. Follow Saxo Market Call on your favorite podcast app: Apple  Spotify PodBean Sticher If you are not able to find the podcast on your favourite podcast app when searching for Saxo Market Call, please drop us an email at marketcall@saxobank.com and we'll look into it.   Read next: The Swedish Real Estate Market Will See Significant Price Drops| FXMAG.COM   Questions and comments, please! We invite you to send any questions and comments you might have for the podcast team. Whether feedback on the show's content, questions about specific topics, or requests for more focus on a given market area in an upcoming podcast, please get in touch at marketcall@saxobank.com.   Source: Podcast: Market bracing for BoJ impact Wednesday | Saxo Group (home.saxo)
Hedge Funds Have Continued To Invest In Gold, The Bullish Position Of Silver Is Holding

Optimism Forced Investors To Actively Buy U.S. Stocks, Gold And Silver

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 16.01.2023 14:17
Market participants continue to react to the bullish market sentiment created by the CPI report, which was released on Thursday last week. Inflation was 6.5% year-over-year, marking the sixth consecutive month that inflation has declined from a peak of 9.1% in June. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, after a 0.1% increase in November, consumer price index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) fell by 0.1% in December on a seasonally adjusted basis. And the all items index, before seasonal adjustment, increased by 6.5% for the year. Core CPI inflation (excluding food and energy costs) rose 5.7% YoY, up 0.3% from the previous month. Although inflationary pressures have eased, the core consumer price index is still about three times the Federal Reserve's target of 2%. At the same time, optimism forced investors to actively buy U.S. stocks, gold, and silver. However, they did not base market sentiment on recent Fed statements. The caveat is that the Federal Reserve has repeatedly reaffirmed its unwavering determination to keep interest rates high throughout 2023. Many analysts believe that the Fed is bluffing because current rates are not sustainable throughout the year. Others feel that their vows to be transparent simply no longer exists. U.S. equities, gold, and silver have benefited from this sentiment, leading to a strong rally in gold and silver, as well as moderate gains in major stock indices. Dow added 0.33%: S&P 500 added 0.40%: and the NASDAQ Composite Index added 0.70%: Gold up $24.20: Silver up $0.41: If the Fed continues on its course of tightening, it could lead to one of the biggest Fed blunders in recent history. The Fed's days of data dependency only seem to matter when the data supports their assumptions   Relevance up to 10:00 2023-01-19 UTC+1 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/332378
The Downward Trajectory Of Silver Could Get Extended Further

The Downward Trajectory Of Silver Could Get Extended Further

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 17.01.2023 08:39
Silver ticks down on Tuesday, though lacks any follow-through selling. The setup still favours bulls and supports prospects for additional gains. A break below the $23.40-35 confluence might negate the positive bias. Silver edges lower during the first half of trading on Tuesday, though lacks follow-through and remains well within the previous day's broader trading range. The white metal manages to hold its neck above the $24.00 mark and seems poised to appreciate further. The recent price action witnessed over the past month or so constitutes the formation of an ascending channel. The lower end of the said trend channel, currently around the $23.40-$23.35 area, coincides with the 200-period SMA on the 4-hour chart and should act as a pivotal point for the XAG/USD. Oscillators on 4-hour/daily charts - though have been losing traction - are holding in the positive territory and favour bullish traders. That said, it will be prudent to wait for some follow-through buying beyond the multi-month peak, around the $24.50 area, before positioning for further gains. The subsequent move up has the potential to lift the XAG/USD towards the $25.00 psychological mark for the first time since April 2022. Some follow-through buying should pave the way for an extension of the appreciating move towards the next relevant hurdle near the $25.35-$25.40 resistance zone. On the flip side, any meaningful slide below the $24.00 mark is more likely to attract fresh buyers and remain limited near the aforementioned confluence support, around the $23.40-$23.35 area. A convincing break below will negate the positive outlook and shift the bias in favour of bearish traders. The XAG/USD might then turn vulnerable to weaken below the $23.00 round-figure mark and accelerate the fall towards the $22.60-$22.55 region. The downward trajectory could get extended further towards the next relevant support near the $22.10-$22.00 zone. Silver 4-hour chart  
The Receding Market Bets On The Fed’s Hawkish Move And Chatters Surrounding The Policy Pivot Seem To Favor The Silver Buyers

Silver Remains On The Defensive Ahead Of The European Session

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 19.01.2023 10:27
Silver extends its descent for the third successive day and drops to over a one-week low. The technical setup now favours bearish traders and supports prospects for a further fall. A convincing break below the trend-channel support will reaffirm the negative outlook. Silver extends this week's retracement slide from the $24.50 horizontal resistance and edges lower for the third straight day on Thursday. The white metal remains on the defensive heading into the European session and is currently placed just below the mid-$23.00s, or the 200-period SMA on the 4-hour chart. Bearish traders now await some follow-through selling below support marked by the lower boundary of over a one-month-old ascending channel before placing fresh bets. Technical indicators on the daily chart have just started gaining negative traction and support prospects for an eventual breakdown. That said, RSI (14) on hourly charts is on the verge of breaking into the oversold zone and warrants some caution. A convincing break, however, might turn the XAG/USD vulnerable to weaken further below the $23.00 mark and accelerate the fall to the $22.60-$22.55 region. The downward trajectory could get extended further and drag spot prices to the next relevant support near the $22.10-$22.00 zone. The latter represents a static resistance breakpoint and might help limit losses, which if broken will be seen as a fresh trigger for bears. On the flip side, any meaningful recovery attempt now seems to confront an immediate hurdle ahead of the $24.00 round-figure mark. This is followed by resistance near the $24.30 region and the multi-month peak, around the $24.50 area. A sustained strength beyond has the potential to lift the XAG/USD towards challenging the trend channel barrier, currently around the $24.80-$24.85 zone, en route to the $25.00 psychological mark. Silver 4-hour chart  
Gold Looks Appetizing On Weaker Dollar, Soft Economic Data From The US Revives The Fed Doves

Gold Looks Appetizing On Weaker Dollar, Soft Economic Data From The US Revives The Fed Doves

Swissquote Bank Swissquote Bank 19.01.2023 10:59
The latest PPI data showed that the producer price inflation in the US fell way faster than expected, while retail sales fell 1.1% in December – marking the biggest monthly drop of last year. S&P500 The S&P500 didn’t like the mix of slowing economic data, and hawkish comments from Fed officials, and dived more than 1.50% yesterday. But the dovish expectations – despite the hawkish comments from the Fed, feed well into the bond markets: the US 2-year yield is diving toward the 4% mark, while the 10-year yield hit 3.30%, the lowest level since September. This means that the positive divergence in the sovereign space, compared with the stocks, is happening. Netflix and P&G And the divergence could be even more visible if the stocks fall further on soft earnings. Netflix and P&G will announce their Q4 results today. Read next: Un Secretary General Antonio Guterres Encouraged The Transition To Green Energy At The World Economic Forum In Davos, The Chinese Economy May Surprise You Positively| FXMAG.COM Energy In energy, US crude advanced past the $82 mark on Chinese reopening optimism and IEA predicting that the oil demand will hit a record in 2023, before falling back below the $80 on recession pessimism. Precious metals In precious metals, gold is bid above the $1900 level, supported by lower US yields and the softer US dollar. Watch the full episode to find out more! 0:00 Intro 0:42 Soft economic data from the US revives the Fed doves 2:09 But the Fed doves aren’t enough for cheering up the stock bulls 3:36 Netflix & P&G to reveal Q4 earnings today 6:00 USD is unloved 8:20 Crude oil swings up and down 9:05 Gold looks appetizing on softer yields & weaker dollar Ipek Ozkardeskaya Ipek Ozkardeskaya has begun her financial career in 2010 in the structured products desk of the Swiss Banque Cantonale Vaudoise. She worked at HSBC Private Bank in Geneva in relation to high and ultra-high net worth clients. In 2012, she started as FX Strategist at Swissquote Bank. She worked as a Senior Market Analyst in London Capital Group in London and in Shanghai. She returned to Swissquote Bank as Senior Analyst in 2020. #US #PPI #retailsales #data #Netflix #P&G #earnings #USD #EUR #GBP #JPY #crude #oil #gold #SPX #Dow #Nasdaq #investing #trading #equities #stocks #cryptocurrencies #FX #bonds #markets #news #Swissquote #MarketTalk #marketanalysis #marketcommentary _____ Learn the fundamentals of trading at your own pace with Swissquote's Education Center. Discover our online courses, webinars and eBooks: https://swq.ch/wr _____ Discover our brand and philosophy: https://swq.ch/wq Learn more about our employees: https://swq.ch/d5 _____ Let's stay connected: LinkedIn: https://swq.ch/cH
The Receding Market Bets On The Fed’s Hawkish Move And Chatters Surrounding The Policy Pivot Seem To Favor The Silver Buyers

Silver Still Seems Poised To Retest The Multi-Month Peak

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 20.01.2023 09:04
Silver edges higher on Friday, albeit lacks follow-through beyond the $24.00 mark. The technical setup favours bullish traders and supports prospects for further gains. A convincing break below the trend-channel support will negate the positive outlook. Silver builds on the previous day's goodish rebound from the $23.15 area, or a two-week low and edges higher during the Asian session on Friday. The white metal, however, struggles to find acceptance or extend the momentum beyond the $24.00 mark and has now trimmed a part of its modest intraday gains. From a technical perspective, the XAG/USD on Thursday managed to defend support marked by the lower end of over a one-one-month-old ascending channel. The subsequent move-up suggests that this week's pullback from the $24.50 resistance zone has run its course. Moreover, oscillators on the daily chart just manage to hold in the bullish territory and have again started gaining positive traction on hourly charts. The aforementioned technical setup supports prospects for a further appreciating move, though the lack of follow-through buying warrants some caution for aggressive bullish traders. Nevertheless, the XAG/USD still seems poised to retest the multi-month peak, around the $24.50 area, before eventually aiming to challenge the trend-channel resistance. The latter is currently pegged just ahead of the $25.00 psychological mark. On the flip side, the 200-period SMA on the 4-hour chart, around the $23.55 region, seems to protect the immediate downside. This is closely followed by the trend-channel support, near the $23.40-$23.35 zone and the overnight swing low, around the $23.15 area. A convincing break below the said support levels will be seen as a fresh trigger for bearish traders and make the XAG/USD vulnerable to weaken below the $23.00 mark. The next relevant support is pegged near the $22.60-$22.55 region before the XAG/USD eventually drops to the $22.10-$22.00 zone. The latter represents a static resistance breakpoint and might help limit any further losses, at least for the time being. Silver 4-hour chart  
The Commodities Feed: Middle East tensions

Technical Outlook: The Commodity ETF Could Benefit From A Bull Market

Saxo Bank Saxo Bank 20.01.2023 14:47
Summary:  A technical look at some of the Commodity ETF's both US and London listed that could benefit from a bull market developing in the Base and Precious metals market Today's Saxo Market Call podcast.Today's Market Quick Take from the Saxo Strategy Team  The Bloomberg Commodities Index which tracks futures prices on physical commodities such as Energy, Soft Commodities and Base Metals and Precious metals has been in a corrective phase for the best part of a year now after a strong uptrend starting in 2020.Illustrated here by the Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracker Fund DBC (further below its London listed Commodity ETF) it has formed a Descending triangle like corrective pattern. It is not yet confirmed and could also be a falling Wedge like pattern ( a falling wedge the price must touch the trendlines a total of 5 times)Break out will confirm which one it is.If breaking below 23.42 it is likely to be a falling wedge.Currently the DBC is trying to break above its upper falling trendline and if closing above the correction could be over and DBC set to resume uptrend.Medium-to longer-term uptrend will be confirmed by a close above 26.70.The corrective pattern currently being formed seems to be the 4th corrective wave ABC. If the correction is over and bull trend resumes we can estimate how high the DBC can potentially move.5th wave often moves 1.618 projection of wave 4 i.e., to around 35.10 or 0.618 of wave 1+3 i.e., to around 35.92. If moving 0.618 of Wave 3 alone target is at 34.64. However, 5 wave in commodities can become the longest one i.e., longer than wave 3. If that is the case here then DBC can move to 43.65. But let’s if we get above the above mentioned potential targets.Monthly RSI is bullish with no divergence which indicates likely new highs i.e., supporting the bullish outlook.If DBC closes below 23.42 the correction could be extended down to around 22-21.85 (dashed line on weekly chart) thereby potentially forming a falling wedge.Weekly RSI is still positive (hasn’t closed below 40) with no divergence support the bullish trend to resume   Source all charts and data: Saxo Group European listed Commodity ETF If you cannot trade the US based ETF it is also listed in London:  Invesco Bloomberg UCITS EFT (CMOD:xlon) traded in USD. Strong support at 23 . A close above the falling trendline is like to resume uptrend. An uptrend that will be confirmed by a close above 25.41. CMOD has the same technical picture and will have same upside potential as the DBC i.e., approx. +40%.  A pureplay Metals ETF is Invesco DB Base Metals DBB:arcx  (US Listed) or WisdomTree Industrial Metals AIGI:xlon (London listed)They are both in an uptrend on medium-term. AIGI:xlon if closing above 17.20 today Friday would be in a confirmed uptrend supported by RSI above 60. A double bottom pattern ahs been confirmed with potential target to around 18.76. However, there could be more upside potential. 0.618 retracement of the Q2 collapse at around 22.85 is not unlikely.To demolish this picture a close below 15.65 is needed.  DBB:arcx has also formed a double bottom pattern and in a confirmed uptrend with RSI above 60 threshold. 200% of the double bottom pattern is at 23.90 and 0.618 retracement of the downtrend since Q2 2022 at 23.37.However, there could be more upside. DBB has corrected 0.618 of the 2020-2022 bull market (Monthly chart) and seems set for higher levels. RSI showing positive sentiment with no divergence which indicates likely new highs. Possibly reaching 1.382 projection of the correction to around 30.35.For DBB to demolish this bullish scenario a close below 17.48 is needed. RSI divergence: When instrument price is making a new high/low but RSI values are not making new high/low at the same time. That is a sign of imbalance in the market and an weakening of the uptrend/downtrend. Divergence or imbalance in the market can go on for quite some time but not forever. It is an indication of an exhaustion of the trend Source: Technical Update - Commodities lead by metals are drawing the picture of a bull market. Commodity ETF's to trade | Saxo Group (home.saxo)
Analysis Of The Silver Commodity Asset Price Movement

Silver Is Expected Limited Recovery

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 24.01.2023 08:51
Silver price renews intraday high to reverse the previous day’s slump to five-week low. 200-SMA, bearish chart formation keeps XAG/USD bears hopeful. Monthly high acts as the last defense of Silver bears. Silver price (XAG/USD) picks up bids to refresh intraday high near $23.55 as it bounces off the five-week low marked the previous day. In doing so, the bright metal recovers from the support line of a one-week-long descending trend channel. As the XAG/USD recovery takes clues from the RSI (14) rebound from the overbought territory, the latest run-up is likely to poke the immediate hurdle, namely the 200-SMA level surrounding $23.65. However, the quote’s further upside will need validation from the top line of the stated channel, close to $24.10 at the latest. Even so, the monthly high near $24.55, also the highest level since late April 2022, could challenge the Silver buyers, a break of which won’t hesitate to direct the commodity price towards the April 2022 high near $26.25. On the contrary, the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level of the XAG/USD’s upside from December 16 to January 03, around $23.30, restricts immediate declines of the metal. Following that, the aforementioned bearish chart formation’s support line, near $23.00 by the press time, will be crucial to watch for a corrective bounce. In a case where the Silver price fails to rebound from $23.00, a slump toward the mid-2022 peak surrounding $22.50 can’t be ruled out. Silver price: Four-hour chart Trend: Limited recovery expected
Hedge Funds Have Continued To Invest In Gold, The Bullish Position Of Silver Is Holding

Hedge Funds Have Continued To Invest In Gold, The Bullish Position Of Silver Is Holding

InstaForex Analysis InstaForex Analysis 24.01.2023 11:53
For the seventh consecutive week, hedge funds have continued to invest in gold, according to the latest trading data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. According to some analysts, the gold market continues to benefit from the change in expectations regarding interest rates in the U.S., which weakens the U.S. dollar. Everyone is currently waiting for the Federal Reserve to further slow down the pace of its rate hike by 25 basis points next month. The expected end of the Federal Reserve's aggressive tightening cycle has sent the U.S. dollar index down to a seven-month low. At the same time, gold prices are trading near a nine-month high, with prices holding initial support above $1,900 an ounce. According to the CFTC's disaggregated Commitments of Traders report, money managers at Comex increased their speculative long positions on gold futures by 7,618 contracts to 124,222. At the same time, short positions rose by 50 contracts to 54,845. However, while the market is still healthy bullish, some analysts see signs that the precious metal is entering a consolidation phase. At the same time, the U.S. dollar is oversold. And further sluggish investment demand for gold-backed exchange-traded funds may suggest that the rally is running out of steam. Commodity analysts at TD Securities also warn of a potential spike in gold prices as the Chinese market is closed this week for Lunar New Year celebrations. While the gold market continues to attract speculative investor interest, the silver market is struggling to keep up. Comex speculative long positions in silver futures rose 1,215 contracts to 46,115 contracts, while short positions fell by 2,019 contracts to 19,647 contracts, according to the disaggregated report. Silver now has a net length of 26,468 contracts. The bullish position is holding near an eight-month high. Growing fears that the U.S. is heading for a recession are putting pressure on the precious metal, some analysts say; however, silver also lags behind other industrial metals such as copper. The COT report showed that Comex speculative long positions in copper futures rose 9,388 contracts to 72,421. At the same time, short positions rose 2,845 contracts to 39,467. Copper's net length is now at 32,954 contracts, the highest level since early April. During the survey period, a solid bullish speculative stance drove prices to a seven-month high above $4.20 a pound. Relevance up to 09:00 2023-01-27 UTC+1 Company does not offer investment advice and the analysis performed does not guarantee results. The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade. Read more: https://www.instaforex.eu/forex_analysis/333091
IMF Forecast Says Emerging Markets Are Projected To Outperform Developed Economies

Saxo Bank Podcast: Earnings Season Kicks Off In Earnest, Silver's Ugly Dip Relative To Still-Strong Gold

Saxo Bank Saxo Bank 24.01.2023 12:05
Summary:  Today we discuss the US equity market melting up technically at an awkward moment, as leading indicators suggest we are barreling into a recession. In any case, a big test ahead as earnings season kicks off in earnest with today's batch of companies reporting, including beaten down mega-cap Microsoft after hours. In commodities, a check-in with crude oil, silver's ugly dip relative to still-strong gold, and one of the most shorted commodities, coffee. Stocks to watch today, the macro calendar picking up and more also on today's pod, which features Peter Garnry on equities, Ole Hansen on commodities and John J. Hardy hosting and on FX. Listen to today’s podcast - slides are available via the link. Follow Saxo Market Call on your favorite podcast app: Apple  Spotify PodBean Sticher If you are not able to find the podcast on your favourite podcast app when searching for Saxo Market Call, please drop us an email at marketcall@saxobank.com and we'll look into it. Read next: South African Petrochemical Company Sasol Is Moving Away From Fossil Fuels, Germany Again Refused To Send Tanks To Ukraine| FXMAG.COM   Questions and comments, please! We invite you to send any questions and comments you might have for the podcast team. Whether feedback on the show's content, questions about specific topics, or requests for more focus on a given market area in an upcoming podcast, please get in touch at marketcall@saxobank.com.   Source: Podcast: Uncomfortable squeeze as earnings season rush kicks off | Saxo Group (home.saxo)
The Receding Market Bets On The Fed’s Hawkish Move And Chatters Surrounding The Policy Pivot Seem To Favor The Silver Buyers

The Silver Price Remains On The Bear’s Radar

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 25.01.2023 10:19
Silver traders take offers to refresh intraday low while paring previous daily losses. DXY steadies during three-week downtrend as traders brace for US Q4 GDP. Inactive yields, light calendar adds to the market’s indecision ahead of key catalysts. Silver price (XAG/USD) remains depressed around intraday low of $23.50 as traders seek fresh clues to extend the fortnight-long downtrend during early Wednesday in Europe. In doing so, the bright metal takes clues from a pause in the US Dollar’s downtrend while reversing the previous day’s gains. That said, the US Dollar Index (DXY) steadies around 102.00 as bears await the US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the fourth quarter (Q4) and the next week’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. It’s worth noting that the downbeat US activity data join the dovish concerns surrounding the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) next moves to keep XAG/USD buyers hopeful. However, an absence of Chinese traders and the pre-Fed blackout period joins the consolidation in the commodity markets, due to China’s Lunar New Year holidays, which seem to weigh on the Silver price of late. Additionally, the market’s dicey moves and a lack of major data/events also probe the commodity traders. While portraying the mood, US Treasury bond yields remain inactive after Tuesday’s pullback while the S&P 500 Futures print mild losses but the stocks in the Asia-Pacific region trade mixed and support the currencies of the zone. Moving on, Silver traders will pay close attention to the risk catalyst ahead of the US Q4 GDP as recession woes challenge the partially industrial commodity. However, major attention will be given to the next week’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting for clear directions. To sum up, the Silver price remains on the bear’s radar for the day but the bulls are lurking ahead of the key data/events. Read next: The Aussie Pair Is Above 0.70$, GBP/USD Pair Lost Its Level Of 1.24$| FXMAG.COM Silver price technical analysis A sustained downside break of the seven-week-old ascending trend line, now immediate resistance near $23.70, keeps Silver bears hopeful of retesting the monthly low near $22.75
The Receding Market Bets On The Fed’s Hawkish Move And Chatters Surrounding The Policy Pivot Seem To Favor The Silver Buyers

The Receding Market Bets On The Fed’s Hawkish Move And Chatters Surrounding The Policy Pivot Seem To Favor The Silver Buyers

8 eightcap 8 eightcap 26.01.2023 09:00
Silver takes offers to renew intraday low as US Dollar licks its wound ahead of the key data. Sluggish markets, China-inspired optimism put a floor under XAG/USD prices. Firmer prints of US Q4 GDP could renew hawkish Fed bets and extend latest pullback. Silver price (XAG/USD) renews intraday low near $23.75 as it adds to the weekly gains ahead of Thursday’s European session. In doing so, the bright metal drops for the first time in three days as traders stay cautious ahead of the key US data comprising the first readings of the US fourth quarter (Q4) Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It should be noted that the latest Reuters poll challenging the market optimism toward growth conditions seems to weigh on the XAG/USD price. “Global economic growth is forecast to barely clear 2% this year, according to a Reuters poll of economists who said the greater risk was a further downgrade to their view, at odds with widespread optimism in markets since the start of the year. Additionally, the downbeat performance of US equities in the last few days and anxiety ahead of the top-tier data, as well as hopes of more rate hikes, also challenge the sentiment and please the Silver buyers. Alternatively, the softer US Treasury yields and downbeat expectations from the scheduled US data keep the US Dollar on bear’s radar, which in turn put a floor under the Silver prices. It’s worth mentioning that the receding market bets on the Fed’s hawkish move and chatters surrounding the policy pivot also seem to favor the XAG/USD buyers. On the same line could be optimism in Hong Kong as the nation’s equity benchmark Hang Seng leads the Asia-Pacific gainers with above 2.0% gains by the press time even if markets in Australia, India and China are closed. The reason for the upbeat sentiment could be linked to the market chatters suggesting strong holiday spending in China, the world’s biggest commodity user. Looking forward, the US Q4 GDP is expected to ease and personal spending might also recede during the Q4, which in turn allows the Fed policymakers to go soft on their rate hike trajectory. The same could direct market players away from the US Dollar and may underpin the XAG/USD upside. Technical analysis Silver price takes a U-turn from the downward-sloping resistance line from January 16, close to $24.00 by the press time, as it drops back towards the 50-DMA support of $23.15.    
The Silver May Be Vulnerable To Weaken Further

The Silver May Be Vulnerable To Weaken Further

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 31.01.2023 10:16
Silver meets with a fresh supply on Tuesday and seems vulnerable to sliding further. Last week’s breakdown below the $23.80-$23.75 confluence favours bearish traders. A sustained move back above the $24.00 mark is needed to negate the negative bias. Silver comes under heavy selling pressure on Tuesday and slides back to the $23.30-$23.20 support zone during the early part of the European session. The technical setup, meanwhile, favours bearish traders and supports prospects for a further near-term depreciating move. The XAG/USD last week confirmed a breakdown below the $23.70-$23.80 confluence support, comprising the 200-hour SMA and the lower end of a short-term ascending channel. The overnight failure near the said support breakpoint, now turned resistance, adds credence to the negative outlook. Moreover, oscillators on the daily chart have just started gaining negative traction. Some follow-through selling below the $23.30-$23.20 area will reaffirm the bearish outlook and make the XAG/USD vulnerable to weaken further below the $23.00 mark. The next relevant support is pegged near the $22.75 area, below which the downward trajectory could get extended and drag the white metal towards the $22.20-$22.15 intermediate support en route to the $22.00 level. Read next: Toyota's Transition To Electric Will Come With A Change In CEO| FXMAG.COM Meanwhile, Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the 1-hour chart has moved on the verge of breaking into oversold territory. This makes it prudent to wait for some intraday consolidation or a modest rebound before positioning for additional losses. That said, any attempted recovery might now confront stiff resistance near the $23.60-$23.70 region, or the 100-hour SMA. Any subsequent move up could attract fresh sellers and remain capped near the ascending trend-channel support breakpoint, currently around the $24.00 mark. The latter should act as a pivotal point, which if cleared decisively is likely to trigger a short-covering rally. The XAG/USD might then aim to retest the multi-month to, around the $24.50-$24.55 area touched in January. Silver 1-hour chart  
Silver Price Analysis: Silver Sticks To A Mildly Positive Tone

The Positive Momentum Of Silver Could Get Extended Further

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 01.02.2023 10:16
Silver stalls the overnight recovery move near the $23.70-80 support breakpoint. The technical setup warrants some caution before placing fresh directional bets. A break below the $23.00 mark is needed to support prospects for deeper losses. Silver struggles to capitalize on the previous day's goodish rebound from sub-$23.00 levels, or over a one-week low and oscillates in a narrow band through the early European session on Wednesday. The white metal is currently placed just above the mid-$23.00s, consolidating around the 200-hour SMA. From a technical perspective, the XAG/USD remains capped near the $23.70-$23.80 support breakpoint, marking the lower end of a short-term ascending trend channel. The said area might act as a pivotal point for traders, which if cleared decisively should pave the way for some meaningful upside. The XAG/USD might then aim to surpass the $24.00 round figure and retest the multi-month top, around the $24.50-$24.55 zone touched in January. The positive momentum could get extended further and allow bullish traders to reclaim the $25.00 psychological mark for the first time since April 2022. That said, neutral technical indicators on daily/4-hour charts warrant some caution before positioning for a further near-term appreciating move. Moreover, the recent rangebound price action witnessed since December 21 points to indecision among traders over the next leg of a directional move for the XAG/USD. Read next: AUD/USD Pair Remains Under Strong Selling Pressure, The EUR/USD Pair Has Been Falling But Remains Above 1.08$| FXMAG.COM In the meantime, the $23.30 area might now protect the immediate downside ahead of the overnight low, around the $23.00-$22.95 region. This is closely followed by support near the $22.75 region, which if broken decisively will make the XAG/USD vulnerable to fall towards the $22.20-$22.15 support. Silver 1-hour chart  
Hedge Funds Have Continued To Invest In Gold, The Bullish Position Of Silver Is Holding

For Industrial Metals The Future Looks Bright

Santa Zvaigzne-Sproge Santa Zvaigzne-Sproge 02.02.2023 14:28
Gold and silver as financial security assets: which offers better security? A weakening dollar means that gold may potentially outperform other major assets in the near term, but silver offers an even better currency hedge in relative terms. The two metals are traded on the same venues, provide the same broad sweep of derivative products, and are exposed to the same financial drivers. Their correlation is about 0.8 over any time frame someone would like to test. However, someone might need to allocate more of their portfolio to gold to gain the same amount of exposure. With a beta of 1.6, silver tends to echo and amplify the swings in gold, meaning about a third less cash is needed to gain the same exposure. For industrial metals, the future looks bright given China abandoning the „zero Covid” policy suite that has pressured the economy for so long and their support for the housing market. However, 2023 may also be gloomy when you consider the anticipated global recession. Assuming the recession would be moderate, industrial metals may be a good place for some exposure in 2023. More precisely, copper is traded at around 8,536 USD per metric ton on the London Metal Exchange, up about a fifth from the lows of July this year, according to FactSet. Aluminium prices on the LME are also up about a fifth from their late September lows. Citi says that copper supply now possibly exceeds demand and that aluminium shifted into surplus during the third quarter. The bank expects further economic weakness, as well as seasonal weakness, to limit the further increases in metal pricesand states that metals such as copper are pricing in a major near-term recovery in demand growth, which might not happen. Read next: USD/JPY Pair Is Trading At 128.48 The Aussie Pair Is Above 0.71$| FXMAG.COM In 2022, we saw a divergence between the price of an ounce of silver in futures form and an ounce of silver in American Eagle coin form that had not been seen for at least a decade. One and the other market priced the same ounce of silver, with the coins usually only slightly higher in value than the futures. By contrast, the divergence now appears to be huge, reaching tens of percent. At the beginning of December 2022, a popular silver coin cost around 36 USD. The futures contract for an ounce of silver cost 22-23 USD, creating a divergence of nearly 50-60%. This divergence should ease as the prices of both assets begin to reverse their historical relationship. Good to watch commodities XBRUSD/XTIUSD Price of the crude oil may manifest an upward trend due to the demand from China and possible further production cuts by the OPEC cartel. XAGUSD The emerging divergence between physical coin prices and futures prices due to shortages of this commodity in circulation does not seem possible to last forever. Therefore, there may be an upside in the futures market for silver. XAUUSD The gold price may be expected to be in a positive territory in the near term due to the weakening of the US Dollar and investors’ preference of less risky assets. XPTUSD As with the oil market, the situation in China could have a major impact on its valuation in 2023. However, assuming the abolition of the „zero Covid” policy by the Chinese government and the support of the property market, we could expect a rise in this commodity. Read the full Yearly Outlook 2023 by Conotoxia here!
Silver Price Analysis: Silver Sticks To A Mildly Positive Tone

Silver Price Analysis: Silver Sticks To A Mildly Positive Tone

TeleTrade Comments TeleTrade Comments 03.02.2023 09:40
Silver edges higher on Friday, albeit the intraday uptick lacks follow-through. The overnight failure near the $24.50 supply zone warrants caution for bulls .Sustained break below the $23.00 mark is needed to confirm negative bias. Silver attracts some buyers near the 50-day SMA on Friday and stalls the previous day's retracement slide from its highest level since April 2022. The white metal sticks to a mildly positive tone through the early European session, though the intraday uptick lacks bullish conviction. Looking at the broader picture, the XAG/USD has been oscillating in a familiar band over the past one-and-half month or so, forming a rectangle pattern on the daily chart. This points to indecision among traders and warrants some caution before placing aggressive directional bets. The overnight failure to find acceptance above the $24.50 supply zone validates the trading range resistance, which should now act as a pivotal point. Given that technical indicators on the daily chart have just started drifting in the negative territory, it will be prudent to wait for a sustained move beyond the said barrier before placing bullish bets. The XAG/USD might then aim to reclaim the $25.00 psychological mark for the first time since April 2022. The momentum could get extended towards the next relevant hurdle near the $25.35 region en route to the $26.00 round figure. On the flip side, any further slide below the $23.40-$23.30 horizontal zone might continue to find decent support near the $23.00-$22.95 region. This is followed by support near the $22.75 area, which if broken decisively could drag the XAG/USD to the next relevant support near the $22.20-$22.15 zone ahead of the $22.00 mark. Silver daily chart  

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