A small range upwards week remains below the short-term invalidation point and fits the main Elliott wave count best.
Summary: Overall, expect downwards movement as most likely to continue. The next target is at 15.385.
If the current small bounce continues higher, then it should not move above 17.606.
ELLIOTT WAVE COUNTS
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BEARISH WAVE COUNT
Super Cycle wave (b) may be a complete double zigzag.
The first zigzag in the double is labelled cycle wave w. The double is joined by a three in the opposite direction, a zigzag labelled cycle wave x that is atypically very deep.
The second zigzag in the double is labelled cycle wave y. Cycle wave y has failed by a very wide margin to achieve its purpose of deepening the correction, nor has cycle wave y managed to move beyond the end of cycle wave w. This is not technically a truncation (truncations refer only to C and fifth waves), but the effect is the same.
This wave count has strong support from classic analysis. That is the only reason why it is a main wave count despite the problems in terms of Elliott wave structure.
Super Cycle wave (c) should move beyond the end of Super Cycle wave (a) below 14.063 to avoid a truncation. Super Cycle wave (c) must subdivide as a five wave structure.
Within intermediate wave (3), no second wave correction may move beyond its start above 18.702.
Within the new downwards trend, primary wave 1 may be incomplete.
Within primary wave 1, intermediate waves (1) and (2) may be complete. Intermediate wave (3) may have begun.
Within intermediate wave (3), minor waves 1 and 2 may be complete. Within minor wave 3, minute wave iv may not move into minute wave i price territory above 17.606.
At this stage, minute waves ii and iv look reasonably in proportion. Minute wave iv has remained below minute wave i price territory.
Look out for the possibility that one or both of minute wave v and minor wave 5 may end with very strong downwards movements. Silver, typical of commodities, exhibits swift strong fifth waves. This tendency is especially prevalent in its fifth waves to end third wave impulses one degree higher.
ALTERNATE WEEKLY CHART
Super Cycle wave (b) may be an incomplete regular flat correction.
Within the regular flat correction, cycle wave a subdivides well as a zigzag and cycle wave b subdivides well as a zigzag, which is a 0.96 correction of cycle wave a.
Cycle wave c must complete as a five wave structure. Within cycle wave c, primary waves 1 through to 4 may be complete. If it continues any further, then primary wave 4 may not move into primary wave 1 price territory below 16.195.
Regular flat corrections often fit within parallel channels. Cycle wave c may end about resistance at the upper edge of the channel. The most common Fibonacci Ratio for cycle wave c within a regular flat would be equality in length with cycle wave a.
It would be extremely likely, for this wave count, for cycle wave c to move at least slightly above the end of cycle wave a at 21.062 to avoid a truncation.
Within cycle wave c, primary waves 1 and 3 both lasted 14 weeks, one longer than a Fibonacci 13. Primary wave 5 may last a total Fibonacci 8 or 13 weeks.
ALTERNATE DAILY CHART
Cycle wave C may be subdividing as an impulse. Within the impulse, primary waves 1 to 4 may be complete. Primary wave 4 may have continued lower this week as a double zigzag.
If it continues any further, then primary wave 4 may not move into primary wave 1 price territory below 16.195.
Primary wave 2 lasted 69 sessions and subdivided as a deep 0.82 double zigzag. If it is complete as labelled, then primary wave 4 may have exhibited almost no alternation as a double zigzag and more shallow at 0.56 of primary wave 3.
Primary wave 4 would still be more brief than primary wave 2; fourth waves for Silver tend to be more brief than counterpart second waves.
Primary wave 5 must subdivide as a five wave structure.
BULLISH WAVE COUNT
This bullish Elliott wave count sees a new bull market beginning for Silver at the low in December 2015.
A new bull market should begin with a five wave structure upwards. This is labelled cycle wave I.
Following five steps forward should be three steps back. This is labelled cycle wave II. The Elliott wave corrective structure of cycle wave II is labelled as a double zigzag, which is a fairly common structure.
Cycle wave III may only subdivide as an impulse. Within cycle wave III, only primary wave 1 may be unfolding. Within primary wave 1, intermediate wave (4) may not move into intermediate wave (1) price territory below 16.195.
The target for primary wave 1 to end is this week recalculated.
Cycle wave III must move beyond the end of cycle wave I above 21.062. Cycle wave III must move far enough above this point to allow room for cycle wave IV to unfold and remain above cycle wave I price territory.
Both this bullish Elliott wave count and the bearish alternate Elliott wave count now expect a fourth wave has completed. The targets for the next upwards movement are different.
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Silver is back within a strong area of resistance and support, identified by blue shaded areas.
There is bearish divergence for On Balance Volume between last major lows and last major highs. On Balance Volume has not confirmed new highs for Silver, but has made a lower high for the early September swing high.
The last two completed weeks look like a small pause within a developing downwards trend. With a little support this week from volume, it is possible the small bounce is incomplete.
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There is now a series of three lower swing lows and three lower swing highs from the major high on the 4th of September 2019. With some very strong downwards days within this movement, it does look like Silver has had a trend change and is developing a new downwards trend.
Published @ 03:20 p.m. EST on November 24, 2019.
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Thanks for getting this done, Lara.
Hope you are feeling better.
Lara, I hope you get better soon too! It will be an interesting week in the PM market I believe. I’m feeling bullish with the quick zig-zag. I think 2 of 5 for the bull count just ended. Or at least that’s my hope based on my present positioning.
Thanks guys. I’m heaps better now.