Gold Price Forecast
Since mid-April, gold futures have traded in a sideways range that formed a rectangle pattern between nominally $1670 and $1790. The upper threshold of the pattern was briefly overcome on Wednesday, but $1790 held on a closing basis. Even so, odds favor a break higher out of the pattern. A close above $1790 will call for $1820 and eventually a move to the rectangle’s $1910 target ($1789 + ($1789 – $1668.4) = $1909.6).
Nevertheless, the $1790 threshold is also a confluent projection for the waves up from $1668.4 and $1671.7. Therefore, a test of $1750 support might take place first. Closing below $1750 will call for key near-term support at $1723. Any move down will likely be corrective and should result in a short fall (a failed test of the rectangle’s bottom). Even so, should gold close below $1723 look for another oscillation within the rectangle before a breakout of the pattern occurs.
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