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A little more upwards movement to 1,270 was expected. Price has moved higher to reach up to 1,268.58, just 1.42 short of the target.

Summary: A third wave down may begin from here. Some confidence may be had in this view when / if price breaks below the lower edge of the best fit channel on the hourly chart. There will be a higher risk to short positions while price remains within that channel.

The target for the third wave to end is now at 1,218. If this target is wrong, it may not be low enough.

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.

Minor wave 2 so far has lasted seven days while minor wave 1 lasted seven days. Minor wave 2 may be over here, or it may continue a little further and be closer in proportion to minor wave 1.

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. The next Fibonacci ratio in the sequence would be thirty-four, and it is possible intermediate wave (C) could be this long lasting.

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 so far fits best as a double zigzag structure. These are very common. The second zigzag exists to deepen the correction when the first zigzag does not move price deep enough, and sometimes also when it does not last long enough. Minute wave w ending at only 0.49 of minor wave 1 and lasting only three days fits this description.

Minute wave y is deepening the correction and taking up more time.

The structure of the second zigzag for minute wave y is now complete. Minuette wave (c) fits neatly as a five wave impulse with its subminuette wave v an ending expanding diagonal, meeting all the rules for this structure.

On the five minute chart, the first small downwards wave from the high of minor wave 2 will fit well as an impulse.

When the best fit channel is clearly breached by downwards (not sideways) movement, then it shall provide some confidence that minor wave 2 may be over and minor wave 3 may have begun.

The bottom line is to allow for the possibility that price may continue higher while price remains within the channel. There will be greater risk to any short positions opened while price remains within the channel.

Members with a lower tolerance for risk may choose to wait for confidence in a trend change by a clear breach of the best fit channel.

Minor wave 2 may not move beyond the start of minor wave 1 above 1,287.61.


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 1,287.61 is required now for confidence in this wave count. If the upwards wave does not reach up to 1,287.61, then this second wave count will be discarded.

There should be something wrong or “off” about B waves. In this instance, the last downwards wave has some strength. While the market fell of its own weight, On Balance Volume gave bearish signals. 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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The market is falling of its own weight. Next support is about 1,225.

The small real body of the last weekly candlestick puts the trend from down to neutral.

The support line for On Balance Volume is redrawn. A bounce up this week may be bullish.


Gold Daily 2016
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Today’s session saw upwards movement with volume the lightest of all days on this chart. The decline in volume and ATR, at this stage for this upwards movement, now looks very bearish. This does not look like a reasonable and sustainable move in price and looks very much like a counter trend movement.

A throwback to the lower edge of the symmetrical triangle is unlikely (that happens only 37% of the time). So we should expect this bounce to end very soon before it gets that high.


Gold Daily 2016
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Price may find resistance here about the upper edge of the triangle. The slightly longer upper wick today looks bearish, but only slightly.

Price could certainly continue higher.


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.

Members are advised today to enter short, with stops just above 1,280. Alternatively, members with a lower risk tolerance may prefer to wait for the channel on the hourly chart to be breached before entering short.

The profit target for now is at 1,218 for mid term positions, and 1,191 for longer term positions.

Adjust position size so that only 1-5% of equity is risked on this one trade.

Published @ 07:31 p.m. EST.