Silver Comex Futures Getting Knocked Down Again (5/2/2011)

Here we go again with silver. The Silver Comex July Future (SIN11) fell 12% at the low (48.19 to 42.20)! It is now down 8%. Remember spot silver lost 9% on April 25 after all of those puts traded? Clearly silver volatility was ready to erupt. I've been watching the silver ETF ($SLV) and will provide an update tomorrow. Below are charts of Spot Silver in $USD (intraday) and the Silver July 2011 Future (4 months and 1-year chart).

Overnight, the silver future pierced through its 20-day moving average and uptrend line from January, but was able to rally back above those levels. It is now testing 4/26-4/27 resistance. That was a bloody candle. Keep an eye on that trend line. As stated in my previous post, protecting against downside volatility made sense when looking at the chart. I provided links to articles on silver after the charts.

Silver Comex July 2011 Future (4-month chart) via Optionsxpress

Silver July 2011 Future (1-year chart) via Optionsxpress

Spot Silver (

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