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Silver May '18 (SIK18)

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Silver Futures Market News and Commentary

Dollar Slightly Lower as Bond Yields Decline

The dollar index (DXY00) on Friday fell by -0.08%.   The dollar Friday gave up an early advance and fell slightly after T-note yields retreated. The dollar Friday initially moved higher on strength in T-note yields and weakness in the yuan.  The yuan fell to a 2-week low against the dollar Friday after Chinese Covid infections surged to a record high and after the PBOC boosted stimulus and cut the reserve requirement ratio for banks.

EUR/USD (^EURUSD) on Friday rose by +0.02%.  The euro Friday posted modest gains.  EUR/USD Friday had negative carry-over from Thursday's account of the Oct 27 ECB meeting that said, "a few ECB members expressed a preference for increasing the refinancing rate by +50 bp."  The division among ECB policymakers shows support for an additional +75 bp rate hike fading and may prompt the ECB to hike rates by only +50 bp at the December policy meeting. 

Friday’s Eurozone economic news was mixed for the euro.  On the positive side, German Q3 GDP was... 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
$9,350/8,500
First Notice Date
04/30/18
Expiration Date
05/29/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Silver May '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 15, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
48,393 (+942)
77,817 (+8,278)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
52,692 (-959)
35,085 (-5,563)
Producers - Long / Short
3,258 (-597)
34,421 (-455)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
39,905 (-1,000)
38,166 (+6,194)
Managed Money - Long / Short
38,106 (-770)
24,997 (-4,487)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
14,586 (-189)
10,088 (-1,076)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
15.995 +1.94%
on 05/01/18
16.725 -2.51%
on 05/11/18
-0.101 (-0.62%)
since 04/27/18
3-Month
15.995 +1.94%
on 05/01/18
17.360 -6.08%
on 04/19/18
-0.102 (-0.62%)
since 02/28/18
52-Week
15.685 +3.95%
on 07/07/17
18.385 -11.31%
on 09/08/17
-1.362 (-7.71%)
since 05/26/17

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World Crude Steel Output Till October Witnessed Modest Decline

The second largest producer was the block of EU-27 countries, whose output recorded notable year-on-year decline by 9.2% to 117.1 Mt.

HVZ22 : 671.00s (-1.18%)
THF23 : 405.00s (unch)
C-Z22 : 354.50s (+0.71%)
V7F23 : 564.00s (unch)
V5X22 : 645.23s (unch)
FSPAUSY41.CM : 8.7550 (unch)
FSPAUSY46.CM : 7.9400 (unch)
SSPAUSY39.CM : 0.2463 (-1.24%)
24th November, 2022: North American Scrap Metal Prices Unmoved on Index

The prices of 6063 Extrusions held steady over the day.

24th November, 2022: Scrap Gold, Silver and Platinum Prices Dipped on Index

In the Hallmarked category, the 14 carat gold scrap prices were down by $ 1.59 per Oz.

World’s Leading Mines by Ore Throughput in 2022

The Escondida copper mine in Chile was ranked top in the list.

Crisil Expects Boosted Sentiments to Drive Indian Steel Sector

Also, the country had become a net importer of steel between July and August this year, for the first time since fiscal 2019.

HVZ22 : 671.00s (-1.18%)
THF23 : 405.00s (unch)
C-Z22 : 354.50s (+0.71%)
V7F23 : 564.00s (unch)
V5X22 : 645.23s (unch)
FSPAUSY41.CM : 8.7550 (unch)
FSPAUSY46.CM : 7.9400 (unch)
SSPAUSY39.CM : 0.2463 (-1.24%)
China’s Copper Scrap Market to Remain Tight on Limited Supply

China’s copper scrap import growth is expected to decline in the fourth quarter due to volatility in exchange rates and price fluctuations, he said.

Dollar Slightly Lower as Bond Yields Decline

The dollar index (DXY00 ) on Friday fell by -0.08%. The dollar Friday gave up an early advance and fell slightly after T-note yields retreated. The dollar Friday initially moved higher on strength in...

DXY00 : 105.959s (-0.11%)
^EURUSD : 1.03962 (-0.14%)
^USDJPY : 139.176 (+0.39%)
GCG23 : 1,768.8s (+0.48%)
SIH23 : 21.609s (+0.39%)
PPDS Introduces E-Waste Strategy and Sustainability Commitment

Energy efficiency is a topic that continues to dominate industry conversations, as prices continue to skyrocket throughout Europe.

U8Z22 : 51,606.00s (unch)
Export Duty Removal will Boost Business Sentiments of Steel Industry

The move will help boost the domestic consumption of various grades of steel, he added.

HVZ22 : 671.00s (-1.18%)
THF23 : 405.00s (unch)
C-Z22 : 354.50s (+0.71%)
V7F23 : 564.00s (unch)
V5X22 : 645.23s (unch)
FSPAUSY41.CM : 8.7550 (unch)
FSPAUSY46.CM : 7.9400 (unch)
SSPAUSY39.CM : 0.2463 (-1.24%)
Winning the Day

S&P 500 closed on a fine note, and keeps nibbing at 4,040 – the great resistance that will ultimately fall (likely early next week). Running the stops before that, but key sectoral performance indicates...

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 16.432
1st Resistance Point 16.368
Last Price 16.305s
1st Support Level 16.273
2nd Support Level 16.242
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 18.385
Fibonacci 61.8% 17.354
Fibonacci 50% 17.035
Fibonacci 38.2% 16.716
Last Price 16.305s
52-Week Low 15.685

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