XAG/USD: silver price falls

January 12, 2016

Current trend

Yesterday the price of silver fell.

The pair is pressured by strengthening across the market US Dollar that was supported by unexpectedly strong US labour market statistics that came out on Friday.

At the same time, the price is supported by instability on the Chinese stock market. Investors begin to worry that the Chinese government is failing to find a way to stabilise the market. Amid growing concerns, the price of safe-haven assets such as silver is growing.

Support and resistance

Bollinger Bands on the daily chart shows slow downward movement. MACD is falling and giving a weak sell signal. Stochastic is also moving down but is reaching the oversold zone.

The indicators recommend waiting for clearer trading signals.

Support levels: 13.77 (30 December low), 13.63 (14 December low), 13.50, 13.25, 13.00.

Resistance levels: 13.90 (local high), 14.00, 14.18, 14.30, 14.40 (28 December high), 14.48, 14.63 (7 December high).

Trading tips

Long positions can be opened after the breakout of the level of 13.87 (with the appropriate indicators signals) with targets at 14.00, 14.11 and stop-loss at 13.80. Validity – 1-3 days.

Short positions can be opened after the breakdown of the level of 13.77 with the target at 13.50 and stop-loss at 13.90. Validity – 1-3 days.

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