Gold Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook
Gold settled above $1756 and confirmed the $1676 double bottom. The move up is now poised to reach at least $1770 and likely $1788 during the next few days. The $1788 target is most confluent and could prove to be a stalling point. However, settling above $1788 will clear the way for $1807 and possibly a push toward the double bottom’s $1837 target.
There are no bearish patterns or signals that call for the move up to stall. However, the rise from $1677.3 lacks a clear wave structure, so a test of support might take place soon. For now, $1742 is expected to hold and $1728 is key for the near term. Settling below $1728 will call for a test of $1709. Closing below $1709 would imply that the move up is complete and shift longer-term odds back in favor of a continued decline.
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