Gold Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook
Gold challenged $1835 as expected and stalled. This is a bullish decision point for gold because it is in line with the 50- and 200-day moving averages, the 50 percent retracement of the decline from $1919.2, and the smaller than (0.618) target of the primary wave up from $1750.1. Most waves that meet the smaller than target extend to fulfill the equal to (1.00) target, in this case, $1857. Therefore, the outlook for gold is bullish and odds favor a move and close above $1835 soon.
However, the formation of a daily long-legged doji suggests that a test of support will probably take place first. Closing below $1817 will complete the doji and settling below $1802 will confirm the reversal pattern. A move below $1802 is doubtful but would shift near-term odds in favor of a deeper test of support before the move up continues.
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