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Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012 Nov 25, 2012 - 10:49 AM GMT

By: Clive_Maund

Commodities

Recent action in silver has been very bullish. It barely paid lip service to the technical requirement to drop back and form a Right Shoulder to its Head-and-Shoulders bottom before breaking out of this base pattern back last Tuesday, without waiting for either gold to break out, or for the dollar to break down. When gold did actually break out on Friday, and the dollar broke down, it built on these achievements by breaking clear above the resistance near to its 50-day moving average.


On its 6-month chart we can see this strong action and how it is already on its way, launching into a new uptrend. In the last update we detailed 2 points to buy, 1 on a dip to about $31.50 to form the Right Shoulder. It did dip a little, but not so far, so we missed that chance to buy. The other point to buy was given as being on a closing break above $33 - that happened last Tuesday, so that's when we were in, theoretically at least, and thus we caught the surge on Friday. It should carry on up now, with occasional pauses to consolidate, and the MACD indicator, which is still close to neutrality, shows that there is plenty of upside potential from here before it becomes overstretched.

Silver 6-Month Chart

The 3-year chart is useful as it makes clear the importance of the nearby resistance level in the $35 - $37.50 area. This resistance level has turned the price back 3 times over the past 14 months, including the recent highs in September and early October, so it will be an important positive technical development when the price breaks above this resistance. Once it does it should run swiftly at the next resistance level, but this one, and the one approaching the highs, are not so strong and once the price succeeds in clearing all these resistance levels and breaking out to clear new highs, then upside momentum should build quickly.

Silver 3-Year Chart

The long-term 13-year chart for silver, which shows the bullmarket in its entirety, is very interesting. Although it is obvious at first glance that silver is in a major uptrend, it is not that easy to immediately define the boundaries of this uptrend. Normally would draw a trendline under the lows, but on this occasion the uptrend is better defined by a trendline drawn across the highs. Searching then for a parallel lower trendline that fits, we find that if we ignore the freak 2008 lows, we get the fairly tidy parallel trendline fit shown. This is very important, as the correct definition of this uptrend enables us to define a probable target for the next major uptrend. As we can see, if silver now goes for a completed run at the upper boundary of this uptrend, and it looks likely given the terrible outlook for the dollar, then we could easily see it hit a target in the $90 area for the move starting now, which is not bad! With the price having just broken out of the corrective downtrend in force from the wild April ' May 2011 highs, this major uptrend is believed to have just started.

Silver 13-Year Chart

The recent silver COTs have led to us adopting an excessively cautious stance in the past few weeks, as it turned out. While the Commercial short and Large Spec long positions certainly remain at a high level, and should be noted, there is nothing to say that these cannot expand to much higher levels during a continued uptrend, so that they 'fly off the scale'. In addition, as we can also see on this chart, Open Interest is continuing to grow at a rapid rate. This is bullish and it is what preceded the 3 biggest ramps in the silver bullmarket to date.

Silver COT

The following chart, courtesy of The Scarborough Bullion Desk in England ' Scarborough is a seaside town on the east coast of England which is famous, not just for the Scarborough Bullion Desk, but also for beach holidays for those who are into hypothermia in a big way ' is most interesting as it shows the ballooning of Open Interest on 3 occasions ahead of the 3 biggest price ramps of the silver bullmarket - now it's doing it again. Forget the scaling, which is awful, just compare the price with the Open Interest. Those of you who are familiar with silver price action in recent years will readily figure it out.

Silver Open Interest

The outlook for the dollar is terrible - it has just broken lower from the Right Shoulder peak of a large Head-and-Shoulders top, and once it breaks down from the entire pattern it will be headed a lot lower. This is what looks set to be a big driver for the expected major uptrend in gold and silver. We look at the latest dollar charts in the parallel Gold Market update.

In conclusion, silver is viewed as having broken out last week to start a MAJOR uptrend, and thus it is certainly not too late to go long or add to existing positions, and one can guard against the (now considered remote) possibility of this rally being a B-wave trap by simply placing stops, either below the support at the Right Shoulder low at $32, or below the early November lows.

By Clive Maund
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