Silver Price Analysis: XAG/USD Seeks Momentum Above $23.00 Amidst Cautious Sentiment

EnclaveFX Ltd
Sep 18, 2023

As we kick off a new week in the world of precious metals, silver (XAG/USD) has managed to maintain some upward momentum, hovering around the $23.15 mark and reflecting a 0.45% gain for the day. Yet, while silver bulls have made an effort to push the price higher, a cautious sentiment prevails, leaving the market without a strong bullish conviction.

A glance at recent price action reveals that silver has seen a modest recovery, starting from the critical support zone at $22.30. This zone coincides with an ascending trendline originating from the June monthly low. This uptick in price has certainly caught the attention of bullish traders, but a closer look at the technical indicators on the daily chart suggests that we may need to exercise some caution before expecting further gains.

Looking ahead, it's crucial to acknowledge that any additional upward movement in silver is likely to encounter a formidable barrier near the 200-day Simple Moving Average (SMA), currently situated around the $23.45 level. This area is poised to act as a pivotal point, and breaking above it could open the door for silver to challenge the 100-day SMA barrier at approximately $23.80 and potentially target the $24.00 psychological threshold.

Beyond that, the next significant obstacle lies in the $24.30-$24.35 range. A decisive breach of this zone could propel XAG/USD further toward the $25.00 psychological mark, aligning with the August monthly swing high. Further positive momentum and sustained buying pressure might even drive silver past the July peak at around $25.25, shifting the short-term bias in favor of bullish traders.

On the flip side, safeguarding the immediate downside is the $22.80 area, followed by the $23.30 region, which represents a nearly one-month low touched last Thursday. A convincing breakdown below these levels would confirm a fresh bearish trend, potentially exposing XAG/USD to further declines towards the next notable support zone near $21.25, with the $21.00 round-figure mark lurking as a psychological target.

In conclusion, silver's recent price action indicates a cautious but hopeful stance among traders. While bullish potential exists, the market must navigate through several resistance levels, particularly the 200-day SMA, to solidify a stronger upward trajectory. Conversely, a failure to maintain current levels could see silver facing renewed downward pressure, with key support zones providing potential resting points for the precious metal. Stay tuned for further developments as the silver market continues to evolve.


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