Gold Price Forecast – April 29, 2021

Gold Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook

Gold’s pullback from $1798.4 has been shallow and choppy compared to the prior move up. So far, the pullback has held $1752. This is the 38 percent retracement of the rise from $1677.3 and the equal to (1.00) target of the primary wave down from $1798.4. This means the decline is most likely corrective. Therefore, near-term odds favor a continued rise.

Gold - $5 Kase Bar Chart
Gold – $5 Kase Bar Chart

There is immediate resistance at $1881 but closing above $1791 would overcome the $1789.9 swing high and invalidate the primary wave down from $1798.4. Given the resilience of the pullback, settling above $1791 would also be a strong indication that the correction is complete, clearing the way for the next major targets at $1806 and $1837.

With that said, downside risk is increasing. Closing below $1752 would call for a test of $1738 and possibly key support at $1724. The $1738 level is expected to hold due to its confluence. The $1724 threshold is key because it is the 62 percent retracement of the rise from $1677.3. Settling below this would imply that the move up is over and shift longer-term odds back in favor of a continued decline.

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Dean Rogers, CMT

Dean Rogers, CMT is the general manager of the Kase Call Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He oversees all of Kase and Company, Inc.’s operations including research and development, marketing, and client support. Dean began his career with Kase in early 2001 as a programmer but has developed into Kase’s senior technical analyst. He writes Kase’s award-winning weekly Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Metals Commentaries. He is an instructor at Kase's classes and webinars and provides all of the necessary training and support for Kase's hedging models and trading indicators for both retail and institutional traders.

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