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Silver Mar '20 (SIH20)

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Silver Futures Market News and Commentary

Metals Prices Close Higher As Stock Sell-Off and China Virus Boost Safe-Haven Demand for Precious Metals

Feb Comex gold (GCG20) on Friday closed up +6.5 (+0.42%), and Mar silver (SIH20) closed up +0.284 (+1.59%).

Precious metals settled higher Friday on increased safe-haven demand due to the slump in stocks and the concern about the China virus. Markets remain concerned about the virus, as hundreds of millions of Chinese travel across the country and globally for the week-long New Year holidays that began Friday. Silver prices found some support on strong manufacturing reports, which were positive for industrial metals demand.

A bullish factor for gold is lower global government bond yields that boost demand for gold as a store of value. The 10-year T-note yield tumbled to a 2-1/2 month low Friday of 1.668%. The 10-year German bund yield dropped to a 1-1/2 month low Friday of -0.337% after ECB Governing Council member Rehn said Eurozone inflation expectations have "become stuck" on a low level. Also, the Japan 10-year JGB yield fell to a 2-1/2 week low Friday of -0.026% a... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Silver 5,000-oz
Contract Size
5,000 troy ounces
Tick Size
$0.005 per troy ounce ($25.00 per contract) (Settlement $0.001)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (RTH 7:25a.m. - 12:25p.m.) (Settles 12:25p.m.) CST
Exchange
COMEX
Point Value
$5,000
Margin/Maintenance
$6,050/5,500
First Notice Date
02/28/20 (33 days)
Expiration Date
03/27/20 (61 days)

Seasonal Chart

Silver Mar '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 21, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
63,830 (-274)
158,058 (+1,597)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
109,144 (-1,618)
40,269 (-3,120)
Producers - Long / Short
7,147 (+67)
68,511 (+1,731)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
53,575 (-500)
86,439 (-293)
Managed Money - Long / Short
88,457 (-2,221)
31,899 (-1,600)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
20,687 (+603)
8,370 (-1,520)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
17.590 +3.58%
on 01/23/20
18.895 -3.57%
on 01/08/20
+0.277 (+1.54%)
since 12/27/19
3-Month
16.565 +9.99%
on 12/09/19
18.895 -3.57%
on 01/08/20
+0.143 (+0.79%)
since 10/25/19
52-Week
14.570 +25.05%
on 05/28/19
19.875 -8.33%
on 09/04/19
+1.986 (+12.23%)
since 01/25/19

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The uptrend may be expected to continue, while pair is trading above support level 1563.3, which will be followed by reaching resistance level 1568

Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 56% Buy with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.



Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 18.404
1st Resistance Point 18.259
Last Price 18.225
1st Support Level 17.854
2nd Support Level 17.594

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52-Week High 19.875
Last Price 18.225
Fibonacci 61.8% 17.848
Fibonacci 50% 17.222
Fibonacci 38.2% 16.597
52-Week Low 14.570

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