by Mark O’Byrne
Silver prices have surged 5.6% this week, while gold is down 1% in dollar terms, 1.5% in sterling terms but flat in euro terms. Gold appears to be consolidating after the recent gains and the bounce in stocks this week is likely leading to traders taking profits.
[…] Silver remains strong despite gold’s weakness this week and continues to eke out gains. Since Monday April 4, silver has surged from $14.93 to $16.32 per ounce for an 9.3% gain.
The close above $16.00 per ounce was important and will embolden the technicians and momentum players who are likely positioning in expectations of silver testing resistance at higher levels. Silver is now testing technical resistance at $16.30/oz and a close above that level could see silver quickly move to test the next level of resistance at $18 per ounce seen in May 2015.