Gold Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook
Gold fell as called for after breaking lower out of a flat ascending triangle and took out the $1804.7 swing low. This invalidated the waves up from $1804.7 and has cleared the way for a test of $1779 tomorrow. This is the smaller than (0.618) target of the primary wave down from $1966.8. Therefore, once $1779 is met odds for an eventual decline to this wave’s $1717 equal to (1.00) target will increase to better than even in the coming weeks.
Furthermore, taking out $1779 will call for a move to challenge $1759. This is structurally the most important objective on the chart because it is the smaller than target of the primary wave down from $2107.6. Settling below this will call for a much firmer bearish outlook in the coming weeks and perhaps longer because the equal to target for this wave is $1631.
With that said, $1779 is currently the most confluent target on the chart. Therefore, from a near-term perspective, once $1779 is met a test of resistance is anticipated. Nevertheless, any move up from $1779 will most likely prove to be corrective of a larger decline and should hold $1817. Key near-term resistance is $1834, a close above which would call for $1856 and possibly higher.
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