Gold Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook
Gold is poised to decline. Today’s move down formed a bearish engulfing line and broke the neckline of an intra-day complex head and shoulders reversal pattern. Furthermore, the decline took out the $1826 equal to target of the wave down from $1856.6 and the 38 percent retracement of the rise from $1784.6. Gold is now positioned to fall to $1812. This is in line with the larger than (1.618) target of the wave down from $1856.6, the 62 percent retracement of the rise from $1784.6, and the complex head and shoulders’ target. Closing below $1812 might initially prove to be a challenge but will clear the way for the next major objectives at $1776 and $1759.
Nevertheless, the move down might still prove to be corrective. This has become doubtful given the combination of bearish technical factors today. However, a close above $1843 will call for the $1848.6 swing high to be overcome. This would invalidate the complex head and shoulders and call for a test of key near-term resistance at $1861. Settling above $1861 would shift near-term odds in favor of challenging $1877, which is now split between the 100- and 200-day moving averages. This level is the last level of resistance before a $1901 bullish decision point.
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