The outlook for gold is bullish and the move up is poised to extend to the next major objective at $1798. However, the wave formation up from $1666.2 is due for a pullback. Therefore, a test of support is expected before $1798 is overcome on a sustained closing basis.
Gold held important support around $1665 on Tuesday and settled above the 62 percent retracement of the decline from $1788.8 today. This implies that the outlook remains bullish and rising above $1771 early tomorrow will clear the way for $1798. The $1798 objective is the smaller than (0.618) target of the wave up from $1576.0 and the highest the primary wave up from $1666.2 projects. As stated, a test of support is expected before $1798 is overcome. Nonetheless, closing above $1798 will clear the way for $1821, the equal to (1.00) target of the primary wave up from $1453.0.
Prices fell a bit from the $1764.2 swing high at the end of the day. The wave formation up from $1666.2 is a bit extended, which suggests a test of support might take place first. Initial support at $1723 is expected to hold. Closing below this will delay the move to $1798 and would call for key support at $1688. Closing below $1688 is doubtful but would call for another attempt at $1665 and likely $1644 before the move up extends to a new high.
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