In the silver market it is frustrating to get good data for some reason so in order to simplify things I will just use the London fix as a basis. On January 18th 1980 the close of the London markets logged the highest close on silver at $49.45. Other sources claim prices ranging from $41.50 to 50.50 and that all depends on the source and what you are talking about … intraday, close or other ways to use a spike high on any particular trade. So for the sake of argument I will just stick to the London fix on 1 JAN 1980 of $49.45
Silver hit $48.70 on the PM fix in London 28 Apr which is the highest I can find recently. My research is incomplete as of now but that appears to be correct. So, comparing Apples to Apples (in this case the London PM fix) what we do have is the makings of a double top when compared to 1980. The price did not get to the $49.45 of 1980 so I have to view this for now as a failed new high on the Monthly chart. This double top along with the FNH does not bode well in the interim for silver. This run however does not appear to be finished and in accordance with Armstrong’s cycle model as we complete an 8.6 year cycle June 13.