Gold Price Forecast – December 3, 2020

Gold Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook

Gold rose to challenge $1849 resistance as called for in yesterday’s update. This level, which is split between the 38 percent retracement of the decline from $1973.3 and the 62 percent retracement from $1904.3, has held so far. Nonetheless, near-term odds still favor a continued rise due to the sustained close back above the 200-day moving average and settle (so far) above last week’s $1832 midpoint. Overcoming $1849 will call for $1862 and possibly $1872 ahead of the weekend. Key resistance and the barrier to a firm bullish near-term outlook is $1894. This is the 62 percent retracement of the decline from $1973.3 and the 38 percent retracement from $2099.2.

Gold - Daily Candlestick Chart
Gold – Daily Candlestick Chart

With that said, gold’s move up from $1767.2 lacks a wave that can support a larger rally. The retracements that have taken place during the move up have been minimal. It is rare to see a market rise above crucial resistance without an adequate wave structure. Also, due to the importance of $1849, there is a reasonable chance for a pullback to test support ahead of the weekend. This is the challenge for gold’s near-term outlook because a pullback large enough to create a wave that can sustain a larger rally will have to test the 38 percent retracement of the rise from $1767.2 around $1819. This is in line with the 200-day moving average, a close below which would signal that bears are taking control again. Settling below $1798 will confirm this and shift near-term odds in favor of $1776 and lower next week.

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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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