Gold Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook
Gold challenged crucial resistance around $1894 and settled above the 50-day moving average today. This is quite bullish for the outlook because $1894 is the 62 percent retracement of the decline from $1973.3, the 38 percent retracement from $2099.2, and, most importantly, the smaller than (0.618) target of the primary wave up from $1767.2. Most waves that meet the smaller than target rise to fulfill at least the equal to (1.00) target, in this case, $1930. Consequently, due to the confluence and importance of $1894, a sustained close above this objective would be a firm warning that the move down from $2099.2 might be complete and suggest that a longer-term bullish outlook is being readopted.
With that said, because $1894.0 held on a closing basis there is a reasonable chance for a corrective pullback to $1872 and possibly $1852 first. Support at $1852 is expected to hold. Closing below this will call for a test of key near-term support at $1833. This threshold is in line with the 50 percent retracement of the rise from $1767.2 and the 200-day moving average. Closing below $1833 would call for a move below the $1820.0 swing low. This would invalidate the wave up from $1767.2 that makes the connection from $1894 to $1930 and higher and confirm that the move up has failed.
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