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Silver Sep '19 (SIU19)

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Silver Futures Market News and Commentary

Gold Closes Higher on Expectations for Additional Central Bank Stimulus

Jun Comex gold (GCM20) on Friday closed up +8.0 (+0.49%), and May silver (SIK20) closed down -0.160 (-1.09%).

Precious metals prices on Friday settled mixed. Gold gained on expectations for additional global central bank stimulus, which is bullish for gold demand as a store of value, after weaker-than-expected economic data. Silver fell on a rally in the dollar index to a 1-week high and on weaker-than-expected economic data that was negative for industrial metals demand.

Friday's U.S. payroll report was bullish for gold but bearish for industrial metals prices. U.S. Mar non-farm payrolls fell sharply by -701,000, weaker than expectations of -100,000 and the biggest decline in 11 years. The Mar unemployment rate rose by +0.9 points to a 3-year high of 4.4%, showing a weaker labor market than expectations of +0.3 to 3.8%.

In a supportive factor for industrial metals prices, the U.S. Mar ISM non-manufacturing index fell by only -4.8 to 52.5, stronger than expectat... 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
08/30/19
Expiration Date
09/26/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Silver Sep '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Sep Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 31, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
64,811 (-104)
106,111 (-3,484)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
47,050 (-6,027)
16,172 (-3,218)
Producers - Long / Short
8,516 (-785)
50,400 (-3,042)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
49,619 (+1,901)
49,035 (+778)
Managed Money - Long / Short
30,406 (+168)
12,432 (-3,795)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
16,644 (-6,195)
3,740 (+577)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
17.405 +2.28%
on 09/13/19
19.540 -8.90%
on 09/04/19
+0.160 (+0.91%)
since 08/26/19
3-Month
14.915 +19.35%
on 07/05/19
19.540 -8.90%
on 09/04/19
+2.426 (+15.78%)
since 06/26/19
52-Week
14.350 +24.05%
on 05/28/19
19.540 -8.90%
on 09/04/19
+3.063 (+20.78%)
since 09/26/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 16% Buy with a Weakening 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 17.946
1st Resistance Point 17.874
Last Price 17.801s
1st Support Level 17.765
2nd Support Level 17.728

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52-Week High 19.540
Last Price 17.801s
Fibonacci 61.8% 17.557
Fibonacci 50% 16.945
Fibonacci 38.2% 16.333
52-Week Low 14.350

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