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Silver May '21 (SIK21)

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Silver Futures Market News and Commentary

Precious Metals Settle Moderately Lower on Dollar Strength and Higher Global Bond Yields

June gold (GCM21) on Friday closed down -13.40 (-0.76%), and May silver (SIK21) closed down -0.260 (-1.02%).

Gold and silver prices on Friday posted moderate losses as strength in the dollar and higher T-note yields prompted long liquidation pressures in metals. A rally in the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrials to new record highs on Friday also curbed the safe-haven appeal of precious metals.

Eurozone data on Friday showed weakness in industrial activity that was negative for industrial metals demand. German Feb industrial production unexpectedly fell -1.6% m/m, weaker than expectations of +1.5% m/m. Also, French Feb industrial production unexpectedly fell -4.7% m/m, weaker than expectations of +0.5% m/m and the biggest decline in 10 months.

Dovish global central bank comments on Friday were bullish for precious metals. Fed Vice Chair Clarida said the Fed would await evidence on whether they are reaching their goals on price stability and... 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
$18,150/16,500
First Notice Date
04/30/21 (19 days)
Expiration Date
05/26/21 (45 days)

Seasonal Chart

Silver May '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 6, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
49,415 (-2,895)
100,000 (+2,529)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
67,245 (+743)
34,930 (-2,602)
Producers - Long / Short
8,844 (+49)
54,109 (+2,517)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
38,226 (+424)
43,546 (+3,380)
Managed Money - Long / Short
53,877 (+1,913)
29,439 (-1,689)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
13,368 (-1,170)
5,491 (-913)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
23.740 +6.55%
on 03/31/21
26.740 -5.40%
on 03/18/21
-0.616 (-2.38%)
since 03/12/21
3-Month
23.740 +6.55%
on 03/31/21
30.045 -15.81%
on 02/01/21
-0.200 (-0.78%)
since 01/12/21
52-Week
15.025 +68.35%
on 04/21/20
30.595 -17.32%
on 08/07/20
+8.851 (+53.83%)
since 04/09/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 26.128
2nd Resistance Point 25.842
1st Resistance Point 25.583
Last Price 25.280
1st Support Level 25.038
2nd Support Level 24.752
3rd Support Level 24.493

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52-Week High 30.595
Last Price 25.280
Fibonacci 61.8% 24.647
Fibonacci 50% 22.810
Fibonacci 38.2% 20.973
52-Week Low 15.025

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