Gold Price Forecast – January 21, 2021

Gold Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook

Gold gained a bit of bullish momentum for the near-term after rising above the $1864 swing high and settling back above the 200-day moving average yesterday. Furthermore, the wave up from $1800.8 fulfilled its $1866 smaller than (0.618) target. This is important because waves that meet the smaller than target generally fulfill their equal to (1.00) target, in this case, $1885. Settling above $1885 will call for a test of the $1905 intermediate (1.382) target, which is also in line with the 62 percent retracement of the decline from $1962.5.

Gold - $15 Kase Bar Chart
Gold – $15 Kase Bar Chart

As stated in yesterday’s analysis, for the larger scale move down to retain a reasonable chance at extending $1905 must hold. Closing above $1905 would imply that gold is adopting a firmer bullish outlook and call for a test of $1922. This is the larger than (1.618) target of the wave up from $1800.8 and the smaller than target of the more important wave up from $1767.2.

Nevertheless, today’s lackluster follow-through after yesterday’s rally formed a daily hanging man. Normally, this type of pattern is most effective at predicting a reversal at the top of a long-term uptrend. Even so, today’s trading suggests the move up might still prove to be a short-lived correction. Falling below $1846 will call for key support at $1829. Closing below $1829 will confirm the hanging man and invalidate the wave up from $1800.8 that makes the connection to $1885 and higher.

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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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