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Silver May '20 (SIK20)

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Silver Futures Market News and Commentary

Metals Close Higher on Safe-Haven Demand from Increased U.S./China Tensions

Jun Comex gold (GCM20) on Friday closed up +13.6 (+0.79%), and July silver (SIN20) closed up +0.329 (+1.89%).

Metals prices on Friday posted moderate gains, despite a stronger dollar, as an escalation of U.S./China tensions boosted the safe-haven demand for precious metals. Metals also gained on expectations for the world's central banks to keep expanding their monetary stimulus measures.

Rising U.S./China tensions fueled safe-haven demand for metals, after China announced plans to impose a national security law on Hong Kong. President Trump said the U.S. would "respond strongly" to a planned move by China to crack down on protests and democratic movements on Hong Kong.

Concerns about growth prospects may prompt global central banks and governments to expand their stimulus measures, which could boost demand for gold as a store of value. China refrained from setting a growth target for this year at the National People's Congress. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said t... 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
Expiration Date
05/27/20 (1 day)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 19, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
64,331 (+5,136)
109,220 (+9,344)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
54,391 (+9,634)
23,463 (+4,479)
Producers - Long / Short
10,796 (+764)
53,346 (+4,824)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
50,549 (+3,619)
52,888 (+3,767)
Managed Money - Long / Short
37,565 (+8,442)
16,099 (+919)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
16,826 (+1,192)
7,364 (+3,560)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
14.695 +21.71%
on 05/04/20
18.040 -0.86%
on 05/20/20
+2.622 (+17.18%)
since 04/24/20
3-Month
11.640 +53.65%
on 03/18/20
18.160 -1.51%
on 02/27/20
-0.029 (-0.16%)
since 02/26/20
52-Week
11.640 +53.65%
on 03/18/20
19.940 -10.31%
on 09/04/19
+2.955 (+19.79%)
since 05/24/19

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 64% Buy with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.



Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

The market is in highly overbought territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 17.885
1st Resistance Point 17.774
Last Price 17.885
1st Support Level 17.469
2nd Support Level 17.275

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52-Week High 19.940
Last Price 17.885
Fibonacci 61.8% 16.769
Fibonacci 50% 15.790
Fibonacci 38.2% 14.811
52-Week Low 11.640

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