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Silver Value Forecast: October Rally Erased – Ranges for XAG/USD


Silver Value Outlook:

  • Silver costs have given up all of their good points this month, falling over -11% from their excessive final week.
  • Volatility is more likely to stay forward amid the flurry of US financial knowledge this week, significantly the September US inflation report on Thursday.
  • Recent adjustments in sentiment recommend that silver costs have a bearish bias.

Again to Sq. One

Final week, on the heels of a formidable begin initially of October predicated on the concept “that the Federal Reserve will quickly sign that it intends to slowdown the tempo of its fee hikes, culminating in a ‘pause’ in early-2023,” it was famous that “no Fed policymakers have truly argued for a pause, nor has US inflation knowledge rolled over in a significant sufficient option to really warrant the jubilant narrative that the top of the Fed fee hike cycle is nearing…it’s affordable to forged some dispersion on the notion of a sustained rally shifting ahead.”

The naysayers have been proved appropriate to this point, because the rally in silver costs initially of the month has now been erased: silver costs are down greater than -11% from their excessive final week. It stands to motive that treasured metals markets are more likely to stay unstable for the foreseeable future, significantly with the September US inflation report on Thursday, which has an opportunity to spark one other swing greater in US actual yields (to which silver costs are negatively correlated).

Silver Costs and Volatility Relationship Inverted

Each gold and silver are treasured metals that sometimes take pleasure in a protected haven enchantment throughout occasions of uncertainty in monetary markets. Whereas different asset courses don’t like elevated volatility (signaling better uncertainty round money flows, dividends, coupon funds, and so on.), treasured metals have a tendency to profit from durations of upper volatility as uncertainty will increase silver’s protected haven enchantment. Nevertheless, this might not be a type of occasions: elevated US fairness market volatility is tied to the assumption that the Fed will proceed alongside its fee hike path for the foreseeable future, which is dangerous for silver costs.

VIX (US S&P 500 VOLATILITY) versus Silver Value TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: DAILY PRICE CHART (October 2021 to October 2022) (CHART 1)

US inventory market volatility (as measured by the US S&P 500 volatility index, VIX, which tracks the inventory market’s expectation of volatility primarily based on S&P 500 index choices) was buying and selling at 33.62 on the time this report was written. The 5-day correlation between the VIX and silver costs is +0.51 and the 20-day correlation is -0.58. One week in the past, on October 5, the 5-day correlation was -0.51 and the 20-day correlation was -0.59.


Within the prior replace, it was famous that “the rally has paused at a well-recognized juncture: the August excessive at 20.8435; and the realm round a cluster of Fibonacci ranges, the 23.6% retracement of the 2011 excessive/2020 low vary and the 50% retracement of the 2020 low/2021 excessive vary between 20.6500/20.8888.” This proved to be vital resistance, as silver costs superior no additional and commenced their aggressive retracement instantly thereafter.

Momentum has turned bearish in fast order. Silver costs are under their every day 5-, 8-, 13-, and 21-EMA envelope, which isn’t but in bearish sequential order. Each day MACD has issued a bearish crossover and is nearing its sign line, whereas every day Gradual Stochastics have dropped under their median line. In the end, a return beneath the downtrend from the April (yearly excessive) and August swing highs would recommend that the bullish breakout has really failed, and a return to the yearly low at 17.5590 could possibly be on deck.


Whereas it was famous final week that there’s a “delineation between a longer-term bullish or bearish perspective (at) 21.4500/21.6800,” and “a return again above this vary would recommend that the bearish breakout in 2022 failed, and thus a extra constructive outlook – via 2023 – could be acceptable,” this by no means transpired. Accordingly, the bearish breakout stays the first thrust, suggesting that extra weak point could also be enroute earlier than the last word low is discovered.


Silver: Retail dealer knowledge reveals 90.56% of merchants are net-long with the ratio of merchants lengthy to brief at 9.60 to 1. The variety of merchants net-long is 21.35% greater than yesterday and 30.18% greater from final week, whereas the variety of merchants net-short is 10.66% decrease than yesterday and 25.09% decrease from final week.

We sometimes take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the very fact merchants are net-long suggests Silver costs could proceed to fall.

Merchants are additional net-long than yesterday and final week, and the mix of present sentiment and up to date adjustments provides us a stronger Silver-bearish contrarian buying and selling bias.

— Written by Christopher Vecchio, CFA, Senior Strategist

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