From bottom to top, silver has exploded over 147%, in less than three months.
In the process, a wide high volume trading range has been created.
So, what happens now?
A likely answer is, go back to silver price action under similar conditions.
That behavior can be summed up as a ‘test’. It’s the nature of the markets to test wide, high volume, (near vertical) price action.
Just what does test mean?
The financial pundits will typically call this type of action ‘consolidation’, but that’s a misnomer.
A test can pass or fail. If the silver market retraces from here … or goes a little higher before a retrace, the nature of the retrace price action is important.
Using the SLV chart shown at the bottom of this post, we’ll be looking for how SLV behaves if and when it comes back to the resistance area … which may now be support.
The last update on silver hinted at a potential new low coming some time after the current run. ‘Some time’, may be months or years.
Let’s step aside briefly and discuss market reality:
Completely contrary to what is espoused in the financial media, money is not ‘at work’ in the markets. It’s ‘at risk’.
Upon entering a position, any position, a tacit agreement has been made by the new entrant and the other participants.
That agreement is to voluntarily walk into what’s essentially the Roman Coliseum.
The longer you’re in the ring, the more chance you have of being gored, mauled, or eaten alive.
So, how does one minimize that risk?
The answer is (from this firm’s perspective), wait for the set-up, no matter how long and then move quickly.
Here’s a prior update that’s a good example of how a trade opportunity was identified seven months in advance; then executed for a 155%, gain in just five days.
End of digression
As for silver, it looks like time to wait. Bullish sentiment at this juncture may (if not already) have reached an extreme. Price action typically reverses at high sentiment levels.
The SLV chart has two prior reversals identified. Those reversal actions are similar but not exact. If silver is to re-test the recent lows, we’ll be looking closely at how it behaves as it returns to potential support levels.
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