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Silver May '20 (SIK20)

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Silver Futures Market News and Commentary

Metals Close Lower on Reduced Industrial Metal Demand and on Reduced Gold-Delivery Concerns

Apr Comex gold (GCJ20) on Friday closed down -26.2 (-1.59%), and May silver (SIK20) closed down -0.142 (-0.97%).

Precious metals prices on Friday closed lower. Gold fell back as physical demand concerns eased and as silver fell on concern that industrial metals demand will suffer as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread.

Gold prices on Friday fell back on reduced concerns about the availability of physical gold supplies after the London Bullion Market Association said gold suppliers are in talks to use chartered or cargo flights to transport gold to different delivery points across the globe. Gold prices earlier this week saw strength on tightness in the physical gold market. NY Comex gold futures on Tuesday jumped to the highest premium since 1980 against London gold due to tightness of gold in the physical market. Switzerland's gold refining industry, a major hub for processing gold into bars and coins, has largely shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic... 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
$9,900/9,000
First Notice Date
04/30/20 (31 days)
Expiration Date
05/27/20 (58 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 24, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
64,915 (-1,116)
109,595 (-11,083)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
53,077 (-8,138)
19,390 (+143)
Producers - Long / Short
9,301 (-646)
53,442 (-6,630)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
47,718 (-2,561)
48,257 (-6,544)
Managed Money - Long / Short
30,238 (-7,171)
16,227 (+756)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
22,839 (-967)
3,163 (-613)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
11.640 +21.86%
on 03/18/20
17.615 -19.47%
on 03/09/20
-2.272 (-13.81%)
since 02/28/20
3-Month
11.640 +21.86%
on 03/18/20
19.005 -25.36%
on 02/24/20
-3.846 (-21.33%)
since 12/27/19
52-Week
11.640 +21.86%
on 03/18/20
19.940 -28.86%
on 09/04/19
-1.449 (-9.27%)
since 03/29/19

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Barchart Technical Opinion

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

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 15.068
1st Resistance Point 14.801
Last Price 14.190
1st Support Level 14.306
2nd Support Level 14.078

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52-Week High 19.940
Fibonacci 61.8% 16.769
Fibonacci 50% 15.790
Fibonacci 38.2% 14.811
Last Price 14.190
52-Week Low 11.640

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