Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) posting good gains
Gold and silver prices are posting good gains in early U.S. trading Tuesday, with gold notching a six-year high and silver at a 1.5-year high. Safe-haven demand for the two precious metals is featured early this week, as protesting and civil unrest in Hong Kong has escalated. There are also other geopolitical developments recently that are unnerving traders and investors worldwide. December gold futures were last up $16.10 an ounce at 1,533.60. September Comex silver prices were last up $0.269 at $17.33 an ounce.
Worries about slowing global economic growth were further stoked Tuesday when the closely watched German ZEW economic current conditions index in August had a reading of -13.5 versus -1.1 in July. The economic expectations component had a reading of -44.1 in August versus -34.5 in July. Germany is the economic workhorse of the European Union.
September silver futures bulls have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. Prices are in a 2.5-month-old uptrend on the daily bar chart. Silver bulls’ next upside price breakout objective is closing prices above solid technical resistance at $18.00 an ounce. The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is closing prices below solid support at $16.685. First resistance is seen at today’s high of $17.49 and then at $17.65. Next support is seen at the overnight low of $17.035 and then at Monday’s low of $16.80.
Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.
Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside.
By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 15.78.
The projected upper bound is: 17.53.
The projected lower bound is: 16.47.
The projected closing price is: 17.00.
A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 6 white candles and 4 black candles for a net of 2 white candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 32 white candles and 18 black candles for a net of 14 white candles.
Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.
One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 67.3208. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 2 period(s) ago.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 66.56. This is not a topping or bottoming area. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a sell 3 period(s) ago.
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)
The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is 100.This is an overbought reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses below 100. The last signal was a sell 13 period(s) ago.
The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a buy 3 period(s) ago.
Rex Takasugi – TD Profile
PREC.M.XAG= closed down -0.097 at 16.958. Volume was 8,900% above average (trending) and Bollinger Bands were 29% wider than normal.
Open High Low Close Volume___
17.050 17.503 16.530 16.958 15,861
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bullish
Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 16.66 15.67 15.21
Volatility: 29 21 18
Volume: 1,586 317 79
Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.
PREC.M.XAG= is currently 11.5% above its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is high as compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. Our volume indicators reflect very strong flows of volume into XAG= (bullish). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on XAG= and have had this outlook for the last 49 periods.