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Last analysis called for a low to be in place and for members with short positions to take profits (if opened below a certain point). With upwards movement now unfolding, that advice would have seen Elliott Wave Gold members take some very good profits today.

Summary: A multi day bounce for minor wave 2 has arrived.

The target for minor wave 2 is either 1,256 or 1,268, which may be met in about three or five days.

Short positions opened on or before 1st of December, and particularly any short positions opened above 1,287.61, may still be held for traders with a longer term horizon.

The trend for now is down. Bounces are opportunities to enter the trend. All trades should remain with the trend.

Always trade with stops and invest only 1-5% of equity on any one trade.

New updates to this analysis are in bold.

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

Grand SuperCycle analysis is here.



Gold Elliott Wave Chart Weekly I 2017
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All wave counts expect that Gold completed a large five down from the all time high in November 2011 to the low of December 2015, which is seen on the left hand side of both weekly charts.

If this analysis is correct, then the five down may not be the completion of the correction. Corrective waves do not subdivide as fives; they subdivide as threes. The five down is seen as cycle wave a within Super Cycle wave (a).

All wave counts then expect cycle wave b began in December 2015.

There are more than 23 possible corrective structures that B waves may take. It is important to always have multiple wave counts when B waves are expected.

It looks unlikely that cycle wave b may have been over at the high labelled primary wave A. Primary wave A lasted less than one year at only 31 weeks. Cycle waves should last one to several years and B waves tend to be more time consuming than other Elliott waves, so this movement would be too brief for cycle wave b.

This wave count looks at cycle wave b to be most likely a regular contracting triangle.

The B-D trend line should have a reasonable slope for this triangle to have the right look, because the A-C trend line does not have a strong slope. A barrier triangle has a B-D trend line that is essentially flat; if that happened here, then the triangle trend lines would not converge with a normal look and that looks unlikely.

Primary wave D should be a single zigzag. Only one triangle sub-wave may be a more complicated multiple, and here primary wave C has completed as a double zigzag; this is the most common triangle sub-wave to subdivide as a multiple.

Primary wave D of a contracting triangle may not move beyond the end of primary wave B below 1,123.08.

At its completion, primary wave D should be an obvious three wave structure at the weekly chart level.

For this one weekly chart, two daily charts are presented below. They look at intermediate wave (B) in two different ways, and are presented now in order of probability.


Gold Elliott Wave Chart Daily 2017
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Both daily charts are identical up to the low labelled intermediate wave (A).

This first daily chart shows intermediate wave (B) as a now complete regular contracting Elliott wave triangle. This has support from what looks like a classic downwards breakout from the symmetrical triangle identified on the technical analysis chart below.

The target assumes that intermediate wave (C) may exhibit the most common Fibonacci ratio to intermediate wave (A).

Intermediate wave (C) must subdivide as a five wave structure. Within intermediate wave (C), minor wave 1 may now be complete and minor wave 2 may now have just begun. Minor wave 2 may not move beyond the start of minor wave 1 above 1,287.61.

Intermediate wave (A) lasted twenty sessions. Intermediate wave (C) may be about even in duration as well as length, so twenty or twenty-one sessions looks likely.

Minor wave 1 lasted seven sessions. For the wave count to have the right look, as Gold almost always does, minor wave 2 may be expected to last a Fibonacci three, five or eight sessions. It may be any corrective structure except a triangle, and it is most likely to be a zigzag.

At its end, minor wave 2 may present an opportunity to join the downwards trend in time to catch a third wave down.


Gold Elliott Wave Chart Hourly 2017
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Minor wave 2 may be any one of several corrective structures. For reasonable proportion, it would most likely show up on the daily chart and last a few days.

At this stage, minor wave 2 has already reached the 0.382 Fibonacci ratio of minor wave 1. While it is just possible that it could be over there, it looks to be too brief. The wave count would have a much better look if it were to continue for at least another two days, and fairly likely longer than that.

Minor wave 2 now looks most likely to end about the 0.618 Fibonacci ratio of minor wave 1 at 1,268.

Because there are multiple structural options for minor wave 2, the labelling of it at the hourly chart level will change in the next few days. The focus of this analysis will be on identifying when minor wave 2 may be over, and not so much on what structure it is completing as.

For the short term, a five up may be developing. If that is the case, then minuette wave (iv) may not move into minuette wave (i) price territory.

If price does make a new low below 1,244.53 (before a new high above minuette wave (iii) ), then the first wave up within minor wave 2 may be a three wave structure and would be complete. That would indicate a flat correction may be unfolding.


Gold Elliott Wave Chart Daily 2017
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It is very important to always consider an alternate when a triangle may be unfolding. Triangles are very tricky structures, and may even be invalidated after one thinks they are complete.

It is still possible that intermediate wave (B) may be completing as a flat correction.

Within the flat correction, both minor waves A and B are threes. Minor wave B has retraced more than the minimum 0.9 length of minor wave A.

With minor wave B now a 1.54 length to minor wave A, an expanded flat is now indicated. Minor wave C of an expanded flat would most commonly be about 1.618 the length of minor wave A.

Now minor wave C may be required to move price upwards to end at least above the end of minor wave A at 1,305.72 to avoid a truncation.

A new high above 1,298.70 is required now for confidence in this wave count. If the upwards wave which looks to have begun today does not reach up to 1,298.70, then this second wave count will be discarded.

There should be something wrong or “off” about B waves. In this instance, the downwards wave of the last two weeks has some strength. While the market is falling of its own weight, On Balance Volume is very bearish. Classic technical analysis does not support this wave count, so it looks unlikely now.



Gold Elliott Wave Chart Weekly I 2017
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All wave counts are identical to the low labelled cycle wave a. Thereafter, they look at different possible structures for cycle wave b.

Cycle wave b may be a flat correction. Within a flat primary, wave B must retrace a minimum 0.9 length of primary wave A at 1,079.13 or below.



Gold Weekly 2017
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Price has broken below support this week, which was about 1,262. The market this week fell of its own weight, but this can continue for several weeks as recent evidence noted on this chart for November 2016 shows.

The last signal given from On Balance Volume was bearish. Now On Balance Volume gives another clear bearish signal this week. With On Balance Volume now fairly bearish, this offers support to the main Elliott wave count.


Gold Daily 2016
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A target calculated using the symmetrical triangle is about 1,228. That target has not yet been met.

The last three daily candlesticks do not complete Morning Star reversal pattern because the first and third candlesticks do not have extended bodies.

The group of the last four daily candlesticks all being Spinning Tops puts the trend for now from down to neutral.

Remember that after a downwards breakout from a symmetrical triangle throwbacks to the lower triangle trend line occur only 37% of the time. This means we should expect that a bounce here may not be very high.

Resistance from On Balance Volume may serve to halt the rise in price shortly.


Gold Daily 2016
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Price may find some resistance about 22.20, the lower edge of the triangle.

On Balance Volume remains bearish, but there is room for it to rise before it finds resistance.

Volume today strongly suggests another upwards day tomorrow. If that happens, then price would break through resistance. Next resistance is about 23.15.

Published @ 07:41 p.m. EST.