Silver Price Analysis: XAG/USD consolidates in a range below mid-$27.00s

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  • Silver remained confined in a narrow range through the first half of the trading action on Friday.
  • Neutral technical indicators on the daily chart warrant caution before placing fresh bearish bets.
  • Sustained weakness below the $27.00 mark would pave the way for a further near-term decline.

Silver struggled to capitalize on the previous day’s bounce from three-week lows and witnessed a subdued/range-bound price action on Friday. The commodity remained confined in a narrow trading band, just below mid-$27.00s through the first half of the European session.

From a technical perspective, the XAG/USD attracted some buying near the $27.00 mark and for now, seems to have stalled this week’s depreciating move. The mentioned handle should now act as a key pivotal point and help determine the next leg of a directional move.

Meanwhile, technical indicators on the daily chart – though have been losing positive traction – are yet to confirm a bearish bias. This makes it prudent to wait for some strong follow-through selling below the mentioned handle before positioning for any further decline.

The XAG/USD might then accelerate the slide to the $26.60 horizontal resistance breakpoint, now turned support en-route the $26.00 round figure. The downward trajectory could further get extended towards the very important 200-day SMA, currently near the $27.75-70 region.

On the flip side, immediate resistance is pegged near the $27.55-60 region, above which bulls are likely to aim back to reclaim the $28.00 mark. This is followed by the $28.25-30 supply zone, which if cleared decisively will be seen as a fresh trigger for bullish traders.

The $28.55 region, ahead of May monthly swing highs, around the $28.75 should act as the next relevant resistance. Some follow-through buying should pave the way for a move beyond the $29.00 mark, towards an intermediate barrier near the $29.60 region and the $30.00 psychological mark.

XAG/USD 4-hour chart

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