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Downwards movement continued as last analysis expected it to. The target remains the same.

Summary: The short term target is at 1,226 for a multi day to multi week consolidation.

The mid term target is 1,216 – 1,211. Downwards movement may be limited to no lower than 1,123.08.

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At this time, three wave counts remain for cycle wave b: a triangle, a flat and a combination. All three wave counts expect downwards movement to continue from here. While this direction does not diverge between them, only one wave count shall be published daily.


Gold Elliott Wave Chart Weekly 2018
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The triangle so far has the best fit and look. If price shows a combination or flat may be more likely, then those ideas may be published on a daily basis. The flat and combination ideas expect movement reasonably below 1,123.08, or perhaps a new low below 1,046.27.

Cycle wave b may be an incomplete triangle. The triangle may be a contracting or barrier triangle, with a contracting triangle looking much more likely because the A-C trend line does not have a strong slope. A contracting triangle could see the B-D trend line have a stronger slope, so that the triangle trend lines converge at a reasonable rate. A barrier triangle would have a B-D trend line that would be essentially flat, and the triangle trend lines would barely converge.

Within a contracting triangle, primary wave D may not move beyond the end of primary wave B below 1,123.08. Within a barrier triangle, primary wave D may end about the same level as primary wave B at 1,123.08, so that the B-D trend line is essentially flat. Only a new low reasonably below 1,123.08 would invalidate the triangle.

Within both a contracting and barrier triangle, primary wave E may not move beyond the end of primary wave C above 1,365.68.

Four of the five sub-waves of a triangle must be zigzags, with only one sub-wave allowed to be a multiple zigzag. Primary wave C is the most common sub-wave to subdivide as a multiple, and this is how primary wave C for this example fits best.

Primary wave D must be a single structure, most likely a zigzag.

One triangle sub-wave tends to be close to 0.618 the length of its predecessor; this gives a target for primary wave D.

There are no problems in terms of subdivisions or rare structures for this wave count. It has an excellent fit and so far a typical look.


Gold Elliott Wave Chart Daily 2018
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Primary wave D may be unfolding lower as a single zigzag, and within it intermediate waves (A) and (B) may be complete.

The target is widened to a $5 zone calculated at two degrees. This should have a reasonable probability.

Within intermediate wave (C), it looks likely that minor wave 2 may now be over. Within minor wave 3, no second wave correction may move beyond the start of its first wave above 1,308.89.

This wave count now expects to see an increase in downwards momentum as a third wave unfolds.

Add a base channel about minor waves 1 and 2. Along the way down, bounces for lower degree second wave corrections may be expected to find resistance at the upper edge of the base channel. The middle to end of minor wave 3 may have the power to break below support at the lower edge of the base channel.

Gold, typical of commodities, often exhibits very swift and strong fifth waves. This tendency is particularly prevalent for its fifth waves to end third wave impulses. Look out for a possible selling climax to end one or both of minute wave iii and minor wave 3.


Gold Elliott Wave Chart Hourly 2018
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The base channel on the daily chart is copied over to this hourly chart.

Minor wave 3 may only subdivide as an impulse. The target for minor wave 3 to end is equality in length with minor wave 1, because minor wave 2 was shallow. This target fits with the lower target for intermediate wave (C) to end.

Within minor wave 3, minute waves i and ii may now be complete. Minute wave ii may have been a very shallow zigzag. The strong downwards pull of a third wave may have forced it to be more shallow than expected.

Price may now be moving towards the end of several third waves. There will be the possibility for price to move very strongly lower as each of these third waves end; any of the fifth waves to end these impulses may be strong and sharp.

Within minute wave iii, the upcoming correction for minuette wave (iv) may not move into minuette wave (i) price territory above 1,264.79.



Gold Weekly 2018
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On Balance Volume gave a reasonable bearish signal last week. The yellow support line, which is breached, has reasonable technical significance: it is reasonably long held, has been tested at least three times before, and has a shallow slope. This supports the new Elliott wave count, which expects more downwards movement from price here.

Stochastics may remain oversold for several weeks when Gold has a strong bear trend. There is a good example of this on the left hand side of the chart. Only would Stochastics indicate an end to the trend when it has been oversold and then exhibits bullish divergence with price. That is not the case here.


Gold Daily 2018
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With a bearish signal from On Balance Volume at the weekly chart level, it now looks like the downwards breakout this time may be true and not false.

On Balance Volume at the daily chart level remains bearish and supports the Elliott wave count.

RSI has reached into oversold. It may remain oversold for a very few days before a consolidation may develop to resolve it.

ADX is not yet extreme, but it may become so in a very few days.

Stochastics still exhibits bullish divergence with price today, but it is weaker. Sometimes divergence simply disappears, and that may happen here.

Overall, Gold is looking bearish. With next support below at about 1,240, there is still room for downwards movement.


GDX Weekly 2018
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Support about 20.80 has been tested about eight times and so far has held. The more often a support area is tested and holds, the more technical significance it has.

In the first instance, expect this area to continue to provide support. Only a strong downwards day, closing below support and preferably with some increase in volume, would constitute a downwards breakout from the consolidation that GDX has been in for a year now.

Resistance is about 25.50. Only a strong upwards day, closing above resistance and with support from volume, would constitute an upwards breakout.

A downwards week last week completes a small green doji. Overall, this is neutral.

The yellow support line on On Balance Volume has a reasonable slope, but it is very long held and has been tested multiple times. This line has very strong technical significance. If it is clearly breached this week, that would provide a very strong bearish signal for GDX.


GDX Daily 2018
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On Balance Volume is bearish at the daily chart level.

GDX appears to have more room for downwards movement than Gold. The trend is not yet nearing extreme. Look for support about 20.80.

Overall, this chart is bearish to neutral.

Published @ 09:47 p.m. EST.