Downwards movement to about 1,320.71 was expected for Wednesday’s session.
Price moved lower to reach 1,318.02 for the session.
Summary: Upwards movement is now expected and should show an increase in momentum and strong volume over the coming weeks. Corrections may now start to be more brief and shallow. A short term target is first at 1,378, and second at 1,414. A mid term target is at 1,437. The long term target remains the same at 1,585.
New updates to this analysis are in bold.
Last weekly charts are here.
Grand SuperCycle analysis is here.
DAILY ELLIOTT WAVE COUNT
Primary waves 1 and 2 are complete. Thereafter, this wave count differs from the alternate.
This main wave count will expect primary wave 3 to be longer than primary wave 1. Because this is very common, this is the main wave count. The most common scenario is most likely. At 1,585 intermediate wave (3) would reach 1.618 the length of intermediate wave (1).
Intermediate wave (2) may now be complete ending just below the 0.382 Fibonacci ratio of intermediate wave (1) and lasting 40 days.
A multi day pullback for minute wave ii is most likely now complete; it should find very strong support here at the lower edge of the maroon channel. Minute wave ii may not move beyond the start of minute wave i below 1,306.70.
Draw a channel about intermediate wave (2) using Elliott’s technique for a correction (blue lines). Price is finding some resistance on the way up about the upper edge. After breaking through resistance at the upper blue line price may then turn down to find support about there.
With this wave count expecting a third wave at two large degrees to begin, look out for surprises to the upside at this stage.
Intermediate wave (1) lasted 27 days and intermediate wave (2) lasted 40 days. Intermediate wave (3) may be reasonably expected to last longer than intermediate wave (1) in both time and price. A Fibonacci 55 days would be a first expectation. Intermediate wave (3) may end with a blowoff top.
The lower edge of the maroon base channel has proven to be providing strong support. Copy this over from weekly charts: draw a base channel from the start of a first wave to end end of the second wave, then place a parallel copy on the end of the first wave. In this case, the lower edge of the base channel is providing support. If price again comes down to touch it for another pullback, then it would provide an opportunity to join the trend at a very good price. Risk to long positions is at 1,306.70. Always use a stop loss for all trades, and do not invest more than 3-5% of equity on any one trade.
HOURLY ELLIOTT WAVE COUNT
At 1,437 minor wave 3 would reach 2.618 the length of minor wave 1.
Minor wave 3 may only subdivide as an impulse. Within Minor wave 3, minute waves i and now ii both look complete.
The orange channel is a best fit about minuette wave (c). So far price is finding resistance about the upper edge. If price can break above this trend line with clear upwards movement (not sideways), that shall provide a reasonable indication that a low is likely to be in place.
A new high above the start of subminuette wave v at 1,326.67 could not be a second wave correction within subminuette wave v, so at that stage subminuette wave v would have to be over. This would provide some price confidence in a trend change.
Risk must remain at 1,306.70 while price remains within the channel. If minute wave ii continues any lower, it may not move beyond the start of minute wave i below 1,306.70.
If minute wave iii has begun today, then at 1,378 it would reach 1.618 the length of minute wave i. If price gets to the first target and just keeps going up, or if when it gets there the structure is incomplete, then the second target would be used. At 1,414 minute wave iii would reach 2.618 the length of minute wave i.
Minute wave ii shows up clearly on the daily chart lasting four days. Minute wave iv may be more brief and very shallow; if minute wave v is a swift strong extension, it may force minute wave iv to be brief enough to not show up on the daily chart.
ALTERNATE DAILY ELLIOTT WAVE COUNT
It is possible that primary wave 3 is over and shorter than primary wave 1. Primary wave 3 shows stronger volume than primary wave 1 (see technical analysis weekly chart).
If primary wave 3 is over, then the current consolidation for Gold would be primary wave 4.
Primary wave 2 was a relatively shallow 0.35 expanded flat correction. Primary wave 4 may be a deeper zigzag which would exhibit perfect alternation.
Within primary wave 5, minor wave 2 may move beyond the start of minor wave 1 below 1,306.70.
Primary wave 5 would be limited to no longer than equality in length with primary wave 3, so that the core Elliott wave rule stating a third wave may not be the shortest is met. Primary wave 5 would have a limit at 1,477.77.
The hourly chart would be exactly the same.
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Last week completes a bullish engulfing candlestick pattern, but it is not supported by volume. To see more clearly what is happening for volume last week we’ll look at daily volume.
Price may find some resistance about 1,345.
On Balance Volume is still bullish at the weekly chart level.
At the weekly chart level, RSI is still not extreme. There is room for price to rise or fall. There is no divergence between price and RSI to indicate weakness.
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Gold remains range bound with resistance about 1,375 and support about 1,310 – 1,305. During this consolidation, it is four upwards days that have strongest volume suggesting an upwards breakout is more likely than downwards.
Volume for Wednesday’s session is lighter than the prior downwards day. The fall in price is not supported by volume (the bears are tiring). This indicates the next session is most likely to complete a green daily candlestick. This supports the Elliott wave count.
On Balance Volume has broken slightly below the purple trend line, which did not provide support. This is a reasonable bearish signal. This does not support the Elliott wave count. However, the break is small.
RSI is close to neutral. There is room for price to rise, or fall. There is no divergence today between price and RSI to indicate weakness.
ADX is today declining. It is not yet indicating a new upwards trend. The market is still consolidating.
ATR is still overall flat to declining, in agreement with ADX.
Stochastics is nearing overbought but is not quite there yet. A few more days of overall upwards movement may bring it closer, then this upwards swing may be ready to end. Price may find resistance at another point within the consolidation, about 1,355 where the last small upwards swing ended.
Bollinger Bands remain tightly contracted. This market may not yet be trending.
The longer term trend remains up. The 200 day moving average is still pointing up and price is above it. The mid term Fibonacci 55 day moving average is still pointing up and is above the longer term average. The short term Fibonacci 13 day moving average is now moving up from the mid term average, and the short term trend is also up (within the larger consolidation).
This analysis is published @ 08:52 p.m. EST.