We use a range of cookies to give you the best possible browsing experience. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies.
You can learn more about our cookie policy here, or by following the link at the bottom of any page on our site.

Free Trading Guides
EUR/USD
Mixed
GBP/USD
Bullish
USD/JPY
Bearish
Low
High
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
Gold
Mixed
Oil - US Crude
Mixed
Bitcoin
Bearish
More View more
Real Time News
  • #Dow Jones stages impressive recovery on a firm NFP report. #FTSE 100 eyes UK general election. Get your equities technical analysis from @JMcQueenFX here: https://t.co/o28UcG6N3l https://t.co/SwGAaFCFND
  • Why do you require consistency in trading and why does it matter? Find out: https://t.co/f4y1FOOZnM #tradingstyle https://t.co/x5HgYopWc5
  • The USD may rise if the FOMC re-affirms its data-dependent approach and cools 2020 rate cut bets. US retail sales and CPI data may also give the Fed impetus to hold rates. Get your $USD market update from @ZabelinDimitri here: https://t.co/XnDITaDOox https://t.co/A480uVMqF2
  • What tools does the ECB have left to stimulate the Eurozone? Where is the #Euro heading? Find out from Chief Eurozone Economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics Claus Vistesen only on Trading Global Markets Decoded #podcast hosted by @MartinSEssex here:https://t.co/Twr44cZ1GB https://t.co/DXlDH5Cp9e
  • The price of oil extends the advance from the October low as #OPEC and its allies pledge to take additional steps to balance the energy market. Get your crude #oil market update from @DavidJSong here: https://t.co/llGq8yPFH4 #OOTT https://t.co/1OCVOIrK98
  • Gold closed lower after paring early-week gains post-NFP on Friday. But will price finally break support? These are levels that matter on the XAU/USD weekly chart. Get your gold technical analysis from @MBForex here: https://t.co/ovGheRg4MQ https://t.co/ZEQSYktj0w
  • What is your #tradingstyle? Take the quiz and let us know: https://t.co/LPBOcS0Vtd https://t.co/l6FvtcADEH
  • Asia’s vast and growing importance to the world economy is not yet matched by the presence of a currency trading center to rival the established order. Get your update on market drivers in Asia from @DavidCottleFX here: https://t.co/E2hqoRdO7q https://t.co/dnrAMFK4U2
  • Geopolitical developments send #oil prices soaring or falling. Get your market update from @MartinSEssex here:https://t.co/XVXLyG8vjq #OOTT https://t.co/RMk5Eb5fLU
  • Negative yielding government bonds – What are they telling us? Find out from @nickcawley1 here: https://t.co/F6JuhmrvPT https://t.co/KdpSjQSJ8F
Silver Prices: Waiting For a Breakout

Silver Prices: Waiting For a Breakout

2016-02-18 12:56:00
Alejandro Zambrano, Market Analyst
Share:

Silver trading has been sluggish since the start of the week and price remains trapped between the February 10 low of $15.11 and the February 16 high at $15.46.

Sluggish trading is not uncommon for silver and shouldn't be seen as bad. Because when a breakout occurs the move tends to be explosive.

The Levels To Watch

A break to the upper end of this range (the $15.46 high), may open the door for a rally to the February 12 high of $15.79, while break to this level opens for a rally to the current yearly high at $15.97.

Soft stock markets and a weak U.S. Dollar supports a boost to silver prices. While a major reversal in these markets would suggest lower silver prices.

On a breach to the lower limit at $15.11 the price may drop to the February 5 low of $14.62. Also as mentioned in yesterday's outlook, silver maybe in the process of carving out a major ‘Head and Shoulders’ pattern with the price reaching $14.25. For more and this please read yesterday's outlook.

Macro Data On Deck

Today at 13:30 GMT, a Bloomberg poll projects U.S. Jobless Claims to rise from 269k in the prior week to 275k. A lower than expected outcome implies less people are applying for unemployment benefits, which to some extent suggests that the U.S. labor market is doing better than expected. This may boost the Dollar and soften silver. While a higher than expected outcome may have the opposite effect on silver. The Philadelphia Fed index is also on tap and projected to print -3 from -3.5.

Download the DailyFX Analysts' 1Q forecasts for the Dollar, Euro, Pound, Equities and Gold

Silver Prices | FXCM: XAG/USD

Please add a description for the image.

Created with Marketscope/Trading Station II; prepared by Alejandro Zambrano

--- Written by Alejandro Zambrano, Market Analyst for DailyFX.com

Contact and follow Alejandro on Twitter: @AlexFX00

Struggling with Trading? Join a London Seminar

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.

DISCLOSURES

News & Analysis at your fingertips.