Gold Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook
Gold has begun to take on a more positive long-term outlook during the past few weeks. The primary wave up from $1767.2 is still poised to eventually challenge a bullish decision point at $1974. However, the move up stalled at $1962.5, and the subsequent pullback to $1902.6 completed a daily bearish evening star and KaseCD momentum divergence signal. Therefore, the near-term outlook is bearish and a close below the 100-day moving average around $1906 will clear the way for $1891 and possibly $1867 during the next few days. Settling below $1867 is currently doubtful but would call for a bearish decision point at $1838 to be challenged. Closing below this would strongly suggest that the move up has failed and that the larger-scale decline from $2099.2 will continue.
With that said, trading was quite choppy today and held the 100-day moving average for the second straight day. Should gold overcome $1935, yesterday’s midpoint and the 62 percent retracement of the decline from $1962.5, look for a test of key near-term resistance at $1955. Settling above this would reaffirm a positive near-term outlook and call for a test of the $1974 bullish decision point.
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