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A very small range inside day only changes the Elliott wave count at the hourly chart level, slightly. The bigger picture and the target remain the same.

Summary: Gold has likely had a trend change. The target is at 1,184. This may be met in about five weeks.

For the short term, the target is now at 1,247 for tomorrow’s session.

Always use a stop. Invest only 1-5% of equity on any one trade.

New updates to this analysis are in bold.

Last monthly charts and alternate weekly charts are here, video is here.

Grand SuperCycle analysis is here.



Gold Elliott Wave Chart Weekly I 2017
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The Magee bear market trend line is added to the weekly charts. This cyan line is drawn from the all time high for Gold on the 6th of September, 2011, to the first major swing high within the following bear market on the 5th of October, 2012. This line should provide strong resistance.

At this stage, a triangle still looks possible and has the best fit for cycle wave b. It has some support from declining ATR and MACD now beginning to hover about zero.

Within a triangle, one sub-wave should be a more complicated multiple, which may be primary wave C. This is the most common sub-wave of the triangle to subdivide into a multiple.

Primary wave D of a contracting triangle may not move beyond the end of primary wave B below 1,123.08. Contracting triangles are the most common variety.

Primary wave D of a barrier triangle should end about the same level as primary wave B at 1,123.08, so that the B-D trend line remains essentially flat. This involves some subjectivity; price may move slightly below 1,123.08 and the triangle wave count may remain valid. This is the only Elliott wave rule which is not black and white.

Triangles normally adhere very well to their trend lines. So far the A-C trend line has been tested 11 times; this line has very strong technical significance. If this wave count is correct, then intermediate wave (B) may have ended just short of this trend line, finding strong resistance just below it.

Finally, primary wave E of a contracting or barrier triangle may not move beyond the end of primary wave C above 1,295.65. Primary wave E would most likely fall short of the A-C trend line. But if it does not end there, then it can slightly overshoot that trend line.

Primary wave A lasted 31 weeks, primary wave B lasted 23 weeks, and primary wave C may have been complete in 25 weeks.

Primary wave D should now be expected to last a Fibonacci 13 or 21 weeks in total. It has now lasted 8 weeks, so a further 5 weeks minimum would now be expected.


Gold Elliott Wave Chart Daily 2017
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The channel about intermediate wave (B) has been fully breached at the hourly and daily chart level. This is a strong indication that intermediate wave (B) is over and intermediate wave (C) has begun.

The target calculated uses the most common Fibonacci ratio for intermediate wave (C).

Within intermediate wave (C), no second wave correction may move beyond the start of its first wave above 1,273.83.


Gold Elliott Wave Chart Hourly 2017
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The first five down is incomplete. When minor wave 1 is complete, then a deep bounce should unfold for minor wave 2. This may turn up at the end of next week.

For now the structure downwards of minor wave 1 is incomplete, so further downwards movement would be expected overall next week.

Labelling of the small sideways correction that took up all of Monday’s session is moved up two degrees. This leaves minuette wave (iii) looking like a curved three wave movement; this is very typical of Gold’s impulses, particularly its third waves. With minuette wave (iii), the fourth wave corrections may have been more brief and shallow than their counterpart second wave corrections while the fifth wave may have been a swift strong extension. Strong fifth waves are a characteristic of commodities.

There may be perfect alternation between the deep zigzag of minuette wave (ii) and the shallow flat correction of minuette wave (iv). If it continues further, minuette wave (iv) may not move into minuette wave (i) price territory above 1,260.03.

Draw an Elliott channel about this downwards movement. Look for minuette wave (v) to end about the lower edge. A subsequent breach of the upper edge of the channel would indicated minute wave iii may be over and minute wave iv may be underway.

Along the way down, any very deep bounces may find very strong resistance at the cyan trend line. This line should not be breached if this wave count is correct.



Gold Elliott Wave Chart Weekly I 2017
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This wave count has been published only in historical analysis. At this stage, it will be published on a daily basis.

There are more than 23 possible corrective structures that B waves may take, and although cycle wave b fits best at this stage as a triangle (main wave count), it may still be another structure. This wave count looks at the possibility that it may be a double zigzag.

If cycle wave b is a double zigzag, then current upwards movement may be part of the second zigzag in the double, labelled primary wave Y.

The target remains the same as previously published for this wave count.

Along the way up, some resistance should be expected at the cyan Magee trend line.

Within intermediate wave (C), no second wave correction may move beyond the start of its first wave below 1,205.41.


Gold Elliott Wave Chart Daily 2017
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Intermediate wave (B) subdivides as a double flat correction: expanded flat – X – regular flat. While all the subdivisions have a neat fit, double flats are very rare structures. In my now 9 years of daily Elliott wave analysis I can say with certainty that I have only ever seen one before. For this reason, this wave count must be judged to have a low probability.

It will remain as labeled though because this labelling has a good fit, and threes and fives look as they are supposed to.

Intermediate wave (C) may be unfolding as an impulse.

Only minor wave 1 may have been over at the last high. Minor wave 2 may have begun. Minor wave 2 may reach down to the 0.618 Fibonacci ratio of minor wave 1 at 1,231.

Minor wave 2 may not move beyond the start of minor wave 1 below 1,205.41.


Gold Elliott Wave Chart Hourly 2017
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If only minor wave 1 was over at the last high, then the decline in volume and momentum at its end makes sense.

Minor wave 1 would have lasted 16 days. Minor wave 2 may be expected to last about three weeks also, so that the wave count has good proportions.

The most likely structure for minor wave 2 would be a zigzag. If the labelling here on this hourly chart is wrong, it may be in assuming minute waves a and b are over already. It is also possible that minute wave a is unfolding as an impulse and is incomplete.

It is also possible that minor wave 2 may be unfolding as a double zigzag, combination or flat correction. The zigzag labelled here may also be moved down one degree, it may be only minute wave a.

When the next wave down is complete, then multiple structural options must be further considered for minor wave 2.



Gold Weekly 2017
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An upwards week closes with a red weekly candlestick.

To correctly analyse volume for this week it should be done at the daily chart level, to look “inside” the week.

On Balance Volume gives no signal. It is constrained.

ADX and ATR both support the main weekly Elliott wave count. This is what a triangle should look like.


Gold Daily 2016
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Stepping back and looking at the larger consolidation, Gold moved into a range back in February this year, delineated by support and resistance zones. During this consolidation, it is two upwards days of 7th of April and the 17th of May that have strongest volume. This suggests an upwards breakout is more likely than downwards, and it supports the alternate Elliott wave count and not the main Elliott wave count.

However, this signal is not a strong one. The third strongest day of the 18th of May is a downwards day, and it is very close in volume to the two upwards days.

A fifth day in a row now with a long lower candlestick wick again looks bullish, but so far this has not resulted in any upwards movement. This may be indicating an upcoming bounce.

Price is finding support about 1,260. Next support is about 1,240.

Friday’s strong downwards day had good support from volume and range. Now Monday completes a small inside day with the balance of volume upwards, and very light volume. Upwards movement during Monday’s session did not have support from volume.

At this time, declining ADX and ATR and contracting Bollinger Bands support that this movement may be a counter trend movement. Volume strongly disagrees.



GDX Daily 2016
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Stepping back for GDX too, to look at the past six months, a large descending triangle looks like it has formed and may be close to a breakout. Breakouts from descending triangles are usually downwards.

During this structure though it is an upwards day for the 15th of March that has strongest volume suggesting an upwards breakout may be more likely than downwards.

Price has found resistance at the upper triangle trend line at the same time as Stochastics was overbought. Now price is reacting down from that line and Stochastics may return now to oversold.

Expect a downwards swing to continue overall until price finds support and Stochastics reaches oversold at the same time. Price does not have to do this in a straight line though; it may be choppy and overlapping.

The long upper wick on today’s candlestick is bearish even though downwards movement during the session did not have good support from volume.

Published @ 07:06 p.m. EST.