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Silver Mar '21 (SIH21)

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Silver Futures Market News and Commentary

Gold Falls to 8-3/4 Month Low on Dollar Strength and Higher T-note Yields

Apr gold (GCJ21) on Friday closed down -2.20 (-0.13%), and May silver (SIK21) closed down -0.174 (-0.68%).

Gold and silver prices on Friday moved lower, with gold at a new 8-3/4 month low and silver at a new 5-week low. Precious metals on Friday fell for the third day on dollar strength and rising T-note yields. The dollar index on Friday rallied to a 3-1/4 month high, and the 10-year T-note yield climbed to a new 1-year high of 1.624%. Losses in silver prices were limited by Friday's better-than-expected U.S. payroll report.

Friday's global economic data was bearish for gold but supportive for industrial metals demand and silver prices. U.S. Feb nonfarm payrolls rose +379,000, stronger than expectations of +200,000 and the biggest increase in 4 months. Also, the U.S. Feb unemployment rate unexpectedly fell -0.1 to an 11-month low of 6.2%, showing a stronger labor market than expectations of unchanged at 6.3%. In addition, German Jan factory orders r... 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
02/26/21
Expiration Date
03/29/21 (22 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 2, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
45,896 (-372)
105,096 (-11,614)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
74,925 (-3,785)
35,309 (+4,242)
Producers - Long / Short
7,883 (+127)
59,553 (-4,260)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
34,768 (+2,811)
42,298 (-4,044)
Managed Money - Long / Short
58,364 (-3,738)
28,839 (+4,239)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
16,561 (-47)
6,470 (+3)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
24.905 +2.87%
on 03/05/21
28.425 -9.87%
on 02/23/21
-1.956 (-7.09%)
since 02/08/21
3-Month
23.690 +8.15%
on 12/11/20
30.350 -15.58%
on 02/01/21
+0.884 (+3.57%)
since 12/08/20
52-Week
11.889 +115.49%
on 03/18/20
30.390 -15.70%
on 08/07/20
+8.151 (+46.66%)
since 03/06/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 25.915
2nd Resistance Point 25.642
1st Resistance Point 25.450
Last Price 25.620
1st Support Level 24.985
2nd Support Level 24.712
3rd Support Level 24.520

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52-Week High 30.390
Last Price 25.620
Fibonacci 61.8% 23.323
Fibonacci 50% 21.139
Fibonacci 38.2% 18.956
52-Week Low 11.889

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