There is little doubt that gold’s decline from $1742.6 is corrective of the larger scale move up. So far, prices have fallen to $1670.7 but have not been able to close below $1679. This is the smaller than (0.618) target of the primary wave down from $1742.6 and the 38 percent retracement of the rise from $1576.0. Nonetheless, there is still a good chance for the correction to extend to $1660 first, especially upon a move below $1670 early tomorrow. The $1660 objective is the equal to (1.00) target of the primary wave down from $1742.6 and the 50 percent retracement of the rise from $1576.0. Support at $1660 is expected to hold. Closing below this would call for a test of key near-term support at $1639.
The corrective move down will likely be short-lived, and once $1660 is met odds for a move back up will increase substantially. There is also a reasonable chance that the move down has already stalled and that prices will press higher before reaching $1660. Should gold overcome $1698 first look for a test of $1716. Settling above $1716 would strongly imply the corrective move down is over and would clear the way for $1479 and higher.
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