Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Here is a montly chart of silver futures going back to 1982.

In January 1980 (not shown on the chart) silver futures traded above 40.00 for a day and then promptly collapsed, dropping below 5.00 in June 1982. The market subsequently rallied to 14.93 in February 1983 and then began a long decline ending at 3.51 in 1991.

As I write this May silver has traded as high as 14.49 today. The 1983 top is at 1493. Resistance at the 4 1/8 multiple of the 351 low stands at 1448. The market has risen nearly vertically from the 9.00 level two months ago. All these considerations tell me that this big up move in silver will end soon and near current levels. When it does silver will probably drop three or four dollars in just a few days.

1 comment:

David Butler said...

I was a commodities broker when silver traded at $40.00/oz. and gold at $900/oz (give or take). The chart looked just like your monthly silver chart. When the market finally broke, the rats were killing each other trying to get off the ship. It'll be fun to watch. I've owned Gold & Silver Mining Funds since Dec 2004. I've exited most of them. I've missed the top by a few points, but it's always been mine opinion that "Bulls make money and bears make money, but pigs go broke.