Silver closed higher due to short covering on Friday as it consolidated some the decline off last week's high. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Monday. Stochastics and the RSI remain bearish signalling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If it extends Wednesday's decline, the reaction low crossing is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing would temper the near-term bearish outlook.