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Silver Mar '19 (SIH19)

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Silver Futures Market News and Commentary

Precious Metals Decline on Dollar Strength and Industrial Metals Demand Concerns

Jun Comex gold (GCM20) this morning is down -1.4 (-0.09%), and May silver (SIK20) is down -0.059 (-0.40%).

Precious metals prices this morning are lower 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.

Today's U.S. payroll report was bullish for gold but bearish for industrial metals prices. U.S. Mar non-farm payrolls fell -701,000, weaker than expectations of -100,000 and the biggest decline in 11 years. The Mar unemployment rate rose +0.9 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 -4.8 to 52.5, stronger than expectations of -14.3 to 43.0 but still the slowest pace of expansion in 3-1/2 years.

Today's weaker-than-expected European economic data was bullish for gold but bearish for industrial metals and silver prices aft... 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
02/28/19
Expiration Date
03/27/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 24, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
64,915 (-1,116)
109,595 (-11,083)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
53,077 (-8,138)
19,390 (+143)
Producers - Long / Short
9,301 (-646)
53,442 (-6,630)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
47,718 (-2,561)
48,257 (-6,544)
Managed Money - Long / Short
30,238 (-7,171)
16,227 (+756)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
22,839 (-967)
3,163 (-613)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
14.920 +2.14%
on 03/07/19
15.765 -3.34%
on 02/28/19
-0.433 (-2.76%)
since 02/27/19
3-Month
14.920 +2.14%
on 03/07/19
16.200 -5.93%
on 01/31/19
-0.071 (-0.46%)
since 12/27/18
52-Week
13.985 +8.97%
on 11/14/18
17.760 -14.19%
on 04/19/18
-1.792 (-10.52%)
since 03/27/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 16% Sell with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 15.239
1st Resistance Point 15.239
Last Price 15.239s
1st Support Level 15.239
2nd Support Level 15.239

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52-Week High 17.760
Fibonacci 61.8% 16.318
Fibonacci 50% 15.873
Fibonacci 38.2% 15.427
Last Price 15.239s
52-Week Low 13.985

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