Silver futures in the September contract settled last Friday in New York at 24.21 while currently trading at 28.50 up over $4 for the trading week hitting a 7-year high as the entire precious metal sector has exploded to the upside. Gold prices hit all-time highs this week helping support silver as prices traded as high as 29.91 in today's session, and if you have been following my previous blogs, you understand that I thought the $30 level could be touched.
I have been recommending a bullish position over the last month from around the 18.61 level, and if you took that trade, continue to place the stop loss under the 2 week low standing at 22.46 as an exit strategy. However, I did have several clients take profits around the $29 level as it all depends on your trading account size and risk tolerance at this time as the volatility is crazy. I think we will start to consolidate over the next couple of weeks, but I still think we are in a bullish secular trend that will last for several years. All the stimulus packages are finally coming to fruition helping push up asset classes, and I do believe the rest of the commodity markets will start to join the party.
Silver prices are trading far above their 20 and 100-day moving average as the trend clearly as to the upside as prices are in extreme overbought conditions, and if you are not involved in this trade, I would sit on the sidelines as the risk/reward is not in your favor.
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Platinum futures in the October contract ended the week on a sour note down $43 at 970 an ounce after settling last Friday in New York at 918 up over $50 for the trading week as prices hit a fresh contract low in today's trade. Continue reading "Will The Futures Market Join The Party?"