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Silver closed higher due to short covering on Tuesday as it consolidates some of last week's decline. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Wednesday. Stochastics and the RSI are oversold but are neutral to bearish signalling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If it extends the decline off January's high, the 50% retracement level of the 2008-2009-rally crossing is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing are needed to confirm that a short-term low has been posted.