Gold Price Forecast
Gold futures are trading within the boundaries of a rectangle pattern. This is bullish for the long-term. A close above $1790 will confirm a break higher, clearing the way for the next major targets at $1816 and higher.
However, for the past few days gold has struggled to overcome resistance around $1744. This is the 62 percent retracement of the decline from $1789.0 and the smaller than (0.618) target of the primary wave up from $1671.7. Odds still favor a continued rise and a close above $1749 will call for $1761, which then connects to $1790.
That said, today’s failure to close above $1744 suggests a deeper test of support might take place first. Support at $1703, the 62 percent retracement of the move up from $1671.7, is expected to hold. Falling below this would call for $1685 and then $1666, the lower of which is in line with the bottom of the rectangle. Settling below $1666 would confirm a break lower out of the pattern and a strong bearish shift in sentiment.
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