Gold Near-Term Outlook
The December 2020 gold futures contract finally settled above the crucial $2050 target today. This is bullish for the near-term outlook and clears the way for at least $2091 and possibly $2130. These are the next potential stalling points because they are the larger than (1.618) target of the primary wave up from $1690.1 and the intermediate (1.382) target of the primary wave up from $1458.8, respectively.
The daily RSI and KasePO momentum oscillators are overbought. Otherwise, there are no confirmed bearish reversal patterns, signals, or setups that call for the move up to stall before reaching at least $2091.
Nevertheless, should gold fall below $2049 look for a test of $2021. This is the 38 percent retracement of the move up from the last major intra-day swing low of $1927.5. Support at $2021 is expected to hold. Settling below this will call for a deeper test of support where $1990, the 62 percent retracement, is most important for the near-term outlook.
This is a brief analysis for the next day or so. Our weekly Metals Commentary and daily updates are much more detailed and thorough energy price forecasts that cover key COMEX precious metals futures contracts and LME Non-Ferrous (Base) metals, spot gold, the gold/silver ration, and gold ETFs. If you are interested in learning more, please sign up for a complimentary four-week trial.