Silver Update - 1:47pm EST. The $17.86 level has worked well as support. When looking at this 5 min chart below the range from its bottom was $17.80 to $17.89. 0.09x1.618+17.80 = $17.945. That was the top it recently touched. The next price target is 0.09x2.618+17.80 = $18.035. The next level after this is $18.10 as this the 61.8% level from the $18.29 highs. After this is $18.15 which is the 38.2% level going back to the highs of $18.70 last week. Therefore if any moves happen to take us higher, I would expect it to lose stream around $18.10-18.15. $17.85 which was fibonacci support before is the 38.2% level from the highs in the last hour is massive. To maintain its upward momentum, this is the area it needs to hold. If it does not then a twenty cent drop is expected.
Silver Update - 11:35am EST. The failed move in silver is the afternoon session from yesterday. Silver has now fallen below $18.00/oz as it remains in this tight multi month trading range. The high on this chart is $18.70 and the low is $17.32. The difference on the two numbers is $1.38. If we multiply this number by 38.2% this gives us 52.7 cents we can add on top of $17.32 which gives us a level for $17.86. Because as of this post, Silver is at this level, it is an area it is likely to find some degree of support. If you trade because it reaches this area, I advice you to be aware of risk and reward and thus have proper stops in place. There is another level going to $17.67 if this level fails to hold. This is a key area for silver, because if a chart is not able to hold this significant fibonacci level, then it can very easily manifest itself into a fast move on the short term trend going lower.
Finviz Silver Chart
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