Gold Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook
The longer-term outlook for gold is bearish once again after the pullback from $1962.5 accelerated and took out the smaller than (0.618) target of the wave down from $1973.3 and the 62 percent retracement of the rise from $1767.2. The subsequent move up from $1817.1 has been shallow and choppy and is most likely corrective. Moreover, today’s decline to $1826.6 wiped out most of the intra-day waves that had formed during the move up from $1817.1.
Near-term odds also favor a continued decline. A move below $1835 will call for $1820 and $1808. Settling below $1808 will clear the way for $1789 and lower.
Nevertheless, the move up from today’s $1826.6 low met the smaller than target of the newly formed primary wave up from $1817.1. Therefore, this wave has a reasonable chance of rising to challenge its $1873 equal to (1.00) target before the decline continues. Rising above $1856 early tomorrow will increase odds for a test of $1873. This is also the 38 percent retracement of the decline from $1962.5 and is expected to hold. Closing above $1873 would call for a larger test of resistance before the decline continues.
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