The June gold contract stalled just below the $1741 target discussed in yesterday’s update before falling and taking out the $1704.1 swing low. The move down held key support at $1688. However, this is the smaller than (0.618) target of the primary wave down from $1788.8. Therefore, meeting $1688 implies that a larger downward correction will take place before prices rise to a new high. The next major objective is the $1641 equal to (1.00) target with interposed objectives at $1677 and $1654.
The $1688 target is a potential temporary stalling point. Should a test of resistance take place early tomorrow look for $1717 to hold. Key resistance and the barrier for a resumed near-term bullish outlook is $1735. Settling above $1735 would call for prices to rise above the $1737 swing high, negating the wave down from $1764.2 that makes the connection to $1641 through $1677 and $1654.
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