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Price continued lower changing the Elliott wave count for the short term. Hourly charts today will show all movement from the last swing high on the 16th of October.

Summary: While price remains above 1,260.72, this downwards movement could still be a second wave correction that may now be complete. A third wave up may begin here.

If price makes a new low below 1,260.72, then the second Elliott wave count would be strongly indicated. A mid term upwards swing would still be expected to begin very soon. The target at this stage would be about 1,305 – 1,310.

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Last monthly charts for the main wave count are here, another monthly alternate is here, and video is here.

Grand SuperCycle analysis is here.

The wave counts will be labelled first and second. Classic technical analysis will be used to determine which wave count looks to be more likely. In terms of Elliott wave structure the second wave count has a better fit and fewer problems.



Gold Elliott Wave Chart Weekly I 2017
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There are more than 23 possible corrective structures that B waves may take, and although cycle wave b still fits well at this stage as a triangle, 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.

Within intermediate wave (C), no second wave correction may move beyond the start of its first wave below 1,205.41. However, prior to invalidation, this wave count may be discarded if price breaks below the lower edge of the black Elliott channel. If this wave count is correct, then intermediate wave (C) should not break below the Elliott channel which contains the zigzag of primary wave Y upwards.

There are now three problems with this wave count which reduce its probability in terms of Elliott wave:

1. Cycle wave b is a double zigzag, but primary wave X within the double is deep and time consuming. While this is possible, it is much more common for X waves within double zigzags to be brief and shallow.

2. Intermediate wave (B) within the zigzag of primary wave Y is a double flat correction. These are extremely rare, even rarer than running flats. The rarity of this structure must further reduce the probability of this wave count.

3. Although intermediate wave (C) should be continuing so that primary wave Y ends substantially above the end of primary wave W, the duration and depth of minor wave 2 within it now looks to be too large at the weekly time frame.


Gold Elliott Wave Chart Daily 2017
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The analysis will focus on the structure of intermediate wave (C). To see details of all the bull movement for this year see daily charts here.

Intermediate wave (C) must be a five wave structure, either an impulse or an ending diagonal. It is unfolding as the more common impulse.

It is possible that minor waves 1 and now 2 may both be over. Minor wave 2 may have ended very close to the 0.618 Fibonacci ratio. If it continues lower, then minor wave 2 may not move beyond the start of minor wave 1 below 1,205.41.

Minor wave 1 lasted 44 days and minor wave 2 may have lasted 20 days, just one short of a Fibonacci 21.

It is of some concern now that minor wave 3 appears to be starting out rather slowly and that minute wave ii within it is now a very deep correction. This is somewhat unusual for a third wave and offers some support now to the second Elliott wave count. With StockCharts data showing a steady decline in volume as price rises, this concern is validated.

Attention now turns to the structure of minute wave ii. Minute wave ii cannot be over and may be continuing further as a flat correction. Within minute wave ii, minuette wave (b) may be an expanded flat.


Gold Elliott Wave Chart Hourly 2017
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Downwards movement has continued too far now for a flat correction to be reasonably likely. Wave B within a potential flat would now be too close to twice the length of wave A, beyond that point the idea of a flat should be discarded. It will be discarded slightly before that point today.

A double zigzag will fit neatly within downwards movement. If minute wave ii is over here as a very deep double zigzag, then it may have lasted a Fibonacci eight days.

Because minute wave ii here is so deep, the appropriate Fibonacci ratio to use to calculate a target for minute wave iii is 2.618.

Minute wave ii may not move beyond the start of minute wave i below 1,260.72.



Gold Elliott Wave Chart Weekly I 2017
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It is still possible that cycle wave b is unfolding as a regular contracting or barrier triangle.

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.

Intermediate wave (Y) now looks like a complete zigzag at the weekly chart level.

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.

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 lasted 38 weeks.

The A-C trend line now has too weak a slope. At this stage, this is now a problem for this wave count, the upper A-C trend line no longer has such a typical look.

Within primary wave D, no part of the zigzag may move beyond its start above 1,357.09.


Gold Elliott Wave Chart Daily 2017
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This second wave count expects the new wave down may be deeper and longer lasting than the first wave count allows for.

A common length for triangle sub-waves is from 0.8 to 0.85 the length of the prior wave. Primary wave D would reach this range from 1,170 to 1,158.

If primary wave C is correctly labelled as a double zigzag, then primary wave D must be a single zigzag.

Within the single zigzag of primary wave D, intermediate wave (A) is labelled as a complete impulse.

Intermediate wave (A) lasted twenty days, just one short of a Fibonacci twenty-one. Intermediate wave (B) may be about the same duration, so that this wave count has good proportions, or it may be longer because B waves tend to be more complicated and time consuming.

So far intermediate wave (B) has lasted fourteen sessions. The next Fibonacci number in the sequence is twenty-one which would see it continue now for another seven sessions.

Intermediate wave (B) may be a sharp upwards zigzag, or it may be a choppy overlapping consolidation as a flat, triangle or combination. At this stage, it looks most likely to be incomplete because an intermediate degree wave should last weeks. At its conclusion intermediate wave (B) should have an obvious three wave look to it here on the daily chart.

The idea of a flat correction continuing for minor wave B is discarded. Minor wave B may be complete here or close to completion as a double zigzag.

Minor wave A will subdivide as either a five wave impulse or a three wave zigzag. If it is seen as a zigzag, then the whole structure for intermediate wave (B) may be a flat correction, which would allow for minor wave B to move below the start of minor wave A at 1,260.72.


Gold Elliott Wave Chart Hourly 2017
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The best fit channel absolutely needs to be breached before members may have any confidence that a low is in place. While price remains within the channel, the risk that it may continue lower must be accepted.



Gold Weekly 2017
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Resistance on On Balance Volume has served to halt the rise in price and initiate a downwards reaction. This weekly candlestick is not correctly a Bearish Engulfing reversal pattern because it does not come after much upwards movement. There is almost nothing to reverse here. But the strong downwards week is certainly bearish.

Support from volume is also very bearish.

The upside may be very limited here.


Gold Daily 2016
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An outside day completes with a balance of volume downwards. Some small decline in volume did not offer as much support today to downwards movement within the session as it did for upwards movement during yesterday’s session.

On Balance Volume is now tracing out a good sideways range. The short yellow support line has now been tested three times and is horizontal. This should offer reasonable support.

Published @ 06:15 p.m. EST.