Silver Bullet in Asia. XAG/USD jumps 7%

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An emotional start to Monday for precious metals traders in Asia. Silver breaking 20.00 shortly after Shanghai metals opened. XAG/USD then rallied a whopping 7% in ONE hour to around 21.10 as early Chinese demand turned into a stop loss rout. The door is always small when everyone runs for it at once.

The GOLD/SILVER ratio may also have played its part. Having broken 71.00 on Friday in New York we took out the Friday lows in Asia as well for a spike to 64.00.

Calmer heads have since prevailed and Silver now lies at 20.25 still some 2.50% higher on the day.

Interestingly in OANDA Labs, much of the long positioning this morning seems to have been put on post the break of 20.00 as well.

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Support intra-day will be the New York high at 19.85 with resistance this mornings high around 21.15.

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Jeffrey Halley

Jeffrey Halley

Senior Market Analyst - Asia Pacific
With more than 30 years of FX experience – from spot/margin trading and NDFs through to currency options and futures – Jeffrey Halley is OANDA’s senior market analyst for Asia Pacific, responsible for providing timely and relevant macro analysis covering a wide range of asset classes. He has previously worked with leading institutions such as Saxo Capital Markets, DynexCorp Currency Portfolio Management, IG, IFX, Fimat Internationale Banque, HSBC and Barclays. A highly sought-after analyst, Jeffrey has appeared on a wide range of global news channels including Bloomberg, BBC, Reuters, CNBC, MSN, Sky TV, Channel News Asia and the New York Times. He was born in New Zealand and holds an MBA from the Cass Business School.
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