Gold Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook
Gold rose as expected and has definitively closed above the $1756 confirmation point of the $1676 double bottom. The daily Kase Trend and 10-day DMI indicators are now bullish and the ADX is beginning to rise. Moreover, the primary wave up from $1676.2 calls for $1789, which then connects to $1807. There is still an immediate target at $1776 that gold must contend with. However, because this is the smaller than (0.618) target of the subwave up from $1677.3, a close above this will also call for a push toward this wave’s $1807 equal to (1.00) target. This then connects to $1837 as the intermediate (1.382) target. Rising to $1837 has become more probable during the next few weeks because this is also the target of the confirmed double bottom.
There are no bearish patterns, setups, or signals that call for the move up to stall. However, the $1776 target is highly confluent, and gold is pulling back a bit in post-settlement trading hours. This suggests a test of support might take place before overcoming $1776. Support at $1751 is expected to hold and $1736 is key for the near term. Settling below $1736 will call for a test of the $1723.2 swing low, which is also the 50 percent retracement of the rise from $1677.3. Taking this swing low out will invalidate the subwave up from $1677.3 that projects to $1776 and makes the connection to $1807 and $1837. Therefore, a move below $1723, which is currently doubtful, would shift near-term odds to bearish.
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