Silver kept to its recent pattern of moving higher after the close of pit session trading adding another 10 -15 cents in the after hours trading but was unable to breach $36.50, the last line of defense being erected by the shorts to prevent a surge above $37.
Volume to the upside has been pretty good but not strong enough to dislodge the shorts from behind this castle.
Upside momentum is waning on this time frame chart as it is reflecting the inability of the bulls to breach $36.50. The Percent R, which is an indicator that is useful to gauge oversold and overbought zones for markets which are range trading or consolidating, which is what silver is currently doing, is now at the sell zone. That puts the burden upon the bulls to press through the sell side barrier and kick the market into a trending phase higher or some of the weaker longs will decide to book some profits and wait for another pullback before coming back in again.
If that should occur, we will want to see how the market handles any setback towards $36. If it can hold that level, it will embolden the longs to move back in very quickly and force some of the weaker shorts back out. If that level fails, there is support on the downside first near $35.50 and then near $35.
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