Forex Elliott Wave Forex Market Analysis

Silver Unveils an Incomplete Corrective Structure


Silver price advances in an incomplete corrective structure that remains in progress, after the precious metal topped at its highest level since March 2013. The market sentiment continues dominated by the bullish side. Nevertheless, the incomplete Elliott wave structure suggests that the precious metal could see a new low.

Market Sentiment Overview

The Silver price continues fading from the yearly highs that carried the price toward annual highs at $29.85 per ounce in early August. However, the precious metal eases over 19% from the yearly high, Silver advances 35.2% (YTD).

The following daily chart displays the Silver’s 52-week high and low range. The figure highlights the consolidation of Silver below $25.30 per ounce and the price action running below the 60-day weighted moving average. This market context suggests that the precious metal traders downgraded their market sentiment from extremely bullish to bullish.

On the other hand, according to the Commitment of Traders report, it is observed that the big participants’ speculative net positions remain on the bullish side. In this context, the descents developed by precious metal suggest that market participants are involved in a take-profit activity and do not represent a change in the current upward trend.

Therefore, in the long-term overview, the market sentiment remains bullish. Nevertheless, in the short-term, the declines observed represent a taking profit activity. Finally, as long as there is no confirmation of new signs of a new rally, our bias remains on the neutral side.

Elliott Wave Outlook

The next chart illustrates Silver in its log-scale 8-hour timeframe, which reveals the price action is developing the last move of a cycle, which began on March 18th when the precious metal found fresh buyers at $11.61 per ounce. The incorporation of new buyers drove the precious metal to a bullish impulsive structure development completed on August 06th when Silver reached $29.86 per ounce.

Once Silver prices found resistance at $29.86, it completed a five-wave sequence of Minute degree identified in black. Simultaneously, according to the price fractality principle, Silver finished the first wave of Minor degree labeled in green.

According to the Elliott Wave Theory, once completed the five-wave impulsive sequence, the price reacts in the opposite direction developing a three-wave movement. From the previous chart, Silver reveals that its corrective structure is incomplete.

In particular, the precious metal advances in its wave ((c)) of Minute degree identified in black. In turn, the internal structure of the wave ((c)) has pending the bearish movement of the wave (v) of the Minuette degree identified in blue. The last move will likely re-test the descending channel’s base, dropping between $21.35 and $19.44 per ounce.

Once Silver completes the bearish five-wave sequence of wave ((c)), traders may start looking for positioning alternatives on the bullish side. Finally, considering that wave 1 of Minor degree presents an extended wave’s characteristics, wave 3 of the same degree should not be the largest wave of the impulsive sequence of Minor degree.

In short, Silver’s market sentiment remains on the bullish side; however, the price moves in an incomplete corrective structure that could lead to new price lows. Once the short-term bearish sequence is completed, Silver could start producing entry signals on the bullish side, corresponding to the primary trend.

By Eduardo Vargas

Eduardo Vargas is a technical analyst and independent trader based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is an Industrial Engineer and holds a Master in Finance degree. In 2008 began to trade Chilean stocks listed on IPSA. From 2013 started to trade CFDs on Forex, Commodities, Indices and ETFs markets. He analyses different markets combining the Elliott Wave analysis with Fibonacci tools. He provides a market mid-long-term vision.

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