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Silver Head and Shoulders Top Suggesting Price Crash

Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012 Jan 08, 2012 - 01:36 PM GMT

By: Clive_Maund

Commodities

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA large and very bearish looking Head-and-Shoulders top appears to be completing in silver which portends a severe decline and thus a deflationary downwave. However, a factor complicating the picture in recent weeks has been the COT structure for silver and sentiment indicators, both of which look very bullish. For reasons that are set out in the parallel Gold Market update, the COT is believed to be highly deceptive at this time, and with regards to sentiment indicators, there is the scope for readings to get even worse (even more bullish) in the event of a breakdown and severe decline.


The big Head-and-Shoulders top can be clearly seen on the 2-year chart for silver. What is remarkable about this pattern is that its "neckline" or lower support line is perfectly horizontal with the price bouncing back up late in December EXACTLY from its September intraday low. This large top area appears to be complete, although action over the past couple of weeks suggests that we will see one last rally before it turns down and breaks below the support at the bottom of the pattern. It is rather hard to determine what it would take to abort its bearish implications - a break above the Right Shoulder high at about $35.70 would be a bullish development but not convincing - it is better for us to use a gold breakout above the top line of its Descending Triangle as a guide to a probable abort of the bearish patterns in both gold and silver.

Silver 2-Year Chart

Although the longer-term charts for silver look rough, on the shorter-term 6-month chart we can see that recent action suggests that a near-term rally of sorts is likely. A small Head-and-Shoulders bottom appears to have formed above recent lows that suggests an advance perhaps as far as $33 before the price turns lower again. A possible scenario is shown on the chart. We went long shortly after the low was put in as a low risk trade with a stop beaneath the crucial support level at and above the September lows, and we will probably take modest profits on an approach to $33 should silver get that high in the near future, and depending how gold looks at the time, reverse to short.

Silver 6-Month Chart

By Clive Maund
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Comments

Mike
10 Jan 12, 07:43
Head and shoulder pattern

You can throw the head and shoulder pattern BS out the window. That may have worked 6-8 years ago. We are not living under the same principles. Our markets are manipulated to make you think that's going to happen.... Corruption is rampant. Gold and silver are the only safe haven. Buy on the dips. I hope the price does come down so I can load up.


Marcin Strojny
11 Jan 12, 01:09
Technical analysis

It is true that today's popular indicators or signals worked 30 years ago, before they became popular (MACD, RSI, MA crosses). This cannot be said about H&S pattern. It's a combination of waves which is not less common and generate as little/much valid signals as before. DJIA completed H&S in summer 2008, gold completed inverse H&S in spring 2009. Today's technical traders though don't care about fundamentals, H&S or Wolfe waves, MACD, RSI or MA crosses. They use tools which will be popular and common in 30 years.


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