With Silver, Patience Pays

By Korbinian Koller | Commodities | Nov 07, 2021 06:41AM ET

 

Korbinian Koller

 

There is much talk about why silver hasn’t performed this year. What is overlooked is that the time increment of a year is random. Looking over the last 20 months, silver had a stunning performance. It more than doubled in price to where it is trading now. How often does that happen in precious metals? 

Here is what you should consider when asking why it isn’t trading even higher. First, after an initial up-leg like this, a trend is set in motion, but it is just the beginning of a trend. It needs time to develop. Most of the reasons debated this year when silver stepped into the limelight were the reasons the traders anticipated fueling the first leg.

A big part is that it takes time until the public digests the market, which is ahead of reality, a speculative prognosis on how the future might look. There is a trickle-down affect until silver can build up its second leg. From an active market speculator perspective, inflation is real, but years can pass until the crowd realizes what is going on. Then gold needs to move, which in turn awakens silver with a delay.

Gold monthly chart - bull as bull can be

Gold Monthly Chart As Of Nov. 5, 2021

The monthly gold chart above shows the strong bullish trend in gold over the last 20 years. Telltales are a higher high in 2020 versus 2011, and the price strength since.

Gold weekly chart - getting ready

Gold Weekly Chart As Of Nov. 5, 2021

The weekly chart has just come alive to an exciting inflection point. A closer look reveals that price has successfully built a second leg from the US$1,680 double bottom price zone (yellow lines). The upcoming weeks should show if a double triangle formation (red lines) was severed now that the price is trading above POC support of a fractal volume study (white line).

Silver weekly chart - looking good

Silver Weekly Chart As Of Nov. 5, 2021

The weekly silver chart is bullish as well. Bulls have successfully defended the yearly range lows zone (slim white box). They mutually are attacking an overhead resistance with quite some might, and upcoming weeks might find price successful in that attempt.

Silver monthly chart - history as a guide