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  • Silver bulls strongly defending the $27.10 support.
  • Trapped in descending triangle on the hourly chart.
  • XAG/USD needs a clearance above $27.75 for a fresh leg higher.

Following the rejection at $28.50 in the US last session, Silver (XAG/USD) has remained trapped in a $1 range this Wednesday, awaiting a range breakout.

A bullish break is likely on the cards, as the price consolidation has carved out a descending triangle formation on the hourly chart. The natural tendency of the pattern is to yield a breakout.

Therefore, the bulls need acceptance above the critical hurdle at $27.75 to confirm the pattern. That level is the confluence of the 21- hourly Simple Moving Average (HMA) and the falling trendline resistance.

The spot faces an immediate barrier at $27.65, which the upward-sloping 50-HMA.

The hourly Relative Strength Index (RSI) inches lower below the midline, indicating that the bulls are likely to have a tough time regaining control.  

To the downside, $27.20 is likely to offer some solid support. That level is the intersection of the 100 and 200-HMA. A break below which the horizontal trendline support at $27.10 will be put at risk.

XAG/USD: Hourly chart


XAG/USD: Additional levels