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Silver Dec '20 (SIZ20)

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Silver Futures Market News and Commentary

Metals Close Lower as a Strong Dollar and Better-Than-Expected Economic Data Spark Long Liquidation

Dec Comex gold (GCZ20) on Friday closed down by -41.4 (-2.00%), and Sep silver (SIU20) closed down -0.860 (-3.03%).

Precious metals on Friday closed sharply lower as dollar strength and stronger-than-expected economic data sparked long liquidation in metals futures.

Friday's monthly U.S. payroll report showed improvement in the U.S. labor market that boosted the dollar and sparked long-liquidation in precious metals. U.S. July nonfarm payrolls rose +1.763 million, stronger than expectations of +1.480 million. Also, the July unemployment rate fell -0.9 to 10.2%, showing a stronger labor market than expectations of 10.6%.

Global economic data on Friday was bearish for gold but supportive for industrial metals demand and silver prices. German June industrial production rose +8.9% m/m, stronger than expectations of +8.2% m/m, and the largest increase since the data began in 1991. Also, German June exports rose +14.9% m/m, stronger than expectations of +14.4% m/m, an... 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
$11,000/10,000
First Notice Date
11/30/20 (112 days)
Expiration Date
12/29/20 (141 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 4, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
64,304 (+3,906)
115,474 (+7,592)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
75,498 (+1,097)
45,609 (-1,484)
Producers - Long / Short
11,200 (+1,741)
57,411 (+5,805)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
46,019 (+485)
50,978 (+107)
Managed Money - Long / Short
57,977 (+20)
25,850 (+668)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
17,521 (+1,077)
19,759 (-2,152)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
19.290 +48.81%
on 07/13/20
30.190 -4.92%
on 08/07/20
+9.474 (+49.26%)
since 07/10/20
3-Month
15.690 +82.95%
on 05/11/20
30.190 -4.92%
on 08/07/20
+12.761 (+80.04%)
since 05/08/20
52-Week
11.800 +143.26%
on 03/18/20
30.190 -4.92%
on 08/07/20
+11.286 (+64.79%)
since 08/09/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 31.059
1st Resistance Point 29.428
Last Price 28.705
1st Support Level 26.928
2nd Support Level 26.059

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52-Week High 30.190
Last Price 28.705
Fibonacci 61.8% 23.165
Fibonacci 50% 20.995
Fibonacci 38.2% 18.825
52-Week Low 11.800

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