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Silver May '21 (SIK21)

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Silver Futures Market News and Commentary

Precious Metals Settle Mixed on Rising Global Bond Yields and Dollar Weakness

June gold (GCM21) on Wednesday closed down -11.30 (-0.65%), and May silver (SIK21) closed up +0.098 (+0.39%).

Gold and silver prices on Wednesday settled mixed. An increase in global bond yields and hawkish Fed comments weighed on gold prices. Silver gained on a fall in the dollar index Wednesday to a 3-1/2 week low along with an upbeat Fed Beige Book.

Hawkish central bank comments on Wednesday were bearish for gold. Fed Chair Powell said the U.S. economy "is entering a period of quicker economic expansion," but risks from a potential spike in Covid cases remain. Also, Dallas Fed President Kaplan said he sees a Fed rate liftoff sooner than median estimates and that it makes sense for 10-year T-note yields to drift up this year. In addition, ECB Governing Council member Villeroy de Galhauaid said the ECB "could possibly exit the pandemic emergency purchase program by March 2022" while adapting its monetary policy tools to keep supporting the economy aft... Read more

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
04/30/21 (15 days)
Expiration Date
05/26/21 (41 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
23.740 +7.83%
on 03/31/21
26.740 -4.26%
on 03/18/21
-0.688 (-2.62%)
since 03/15/21
23.740 +7.83%
on 03/31/21
30.045 -14.79%
on 02/01/21
+0.681 (+2.73%)
since 01/15/21
15.025 +70.38%
on 04/21/20
30.595 -16.33%
on 08/07/20
+9.794 (+61.96%)
since 04/15/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Weak Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 26.019
2nd Resistance Point 25.805
1st Resistance Point 25.664
Last Price 25.605
1st Support Level 25.309
2nd Support Level 25.095
3rd Support Level 24.954

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52-Week High 30.595
Last Price 25.605
Fibonacci 61.8% 24.647
Fibonacci 50% 22.810
Fibonacci 38.2% 20.973
52-Week Low 15.025

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