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Credit Suisse: Near-term Weakness in Silver is a Buying Opportunity

A recent Credit Suisse strategy note highlights the decline in precious metals saying “the recent dip is a buying opportunity”.  Specifically, they like silver in the near-term though they’re more bearish in the long-term:

“Silver sold off recently after the market failed to break key technical resistances around USD 35. Technical momentum and trend ratings are currently neutral. Due to its overvaluation, silver is more vulnerable to the downside than gold. For this reason, our longer-term view on the market is more cautious. Near term, however, silver could rebound from oversold levels. Given that silver is a more sentiment-driven market than gold, we would expect silver to actually outperform gold in the short term. At the same time, silver implied volatility continues to move lower, making buying options attractive. Given all of the aforementioned, we think buying at-the-money call options on silver looks attractive. We suggest a duration of three months, as implied volatility for this duration is particularly low in historical terms.”

Source: Credit Suisse

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