A bounce was expected to continue higher for one or two sessions, which is so far what has happened.
A small range inside day leaves all Elliott wave counts essentially the same.
The neck line of the Head and Shoulders pattern continues to provide resistance, as does the short-term channel on the hourly chart. The Elliott wave targets remain the same.
A counter trend bounce was expected to end most likely about 1,297 to 1,301. The high for Monday is at 1,303.15, just slightly above the target range.
Price remains below the invalidation point and the channel on the daily chart. The Elliott wave count remains the same.
The first point looked for to give confidence in the Elliott wave count is now seen in a candlestick reversal pattern. Today completes an Evening Star on the daily chart for Gold.
The second target was met and price kept rising. The third and final target may now be used.
Some downwards movement was expected, which is what has happened.
A little downwards movement was expected to a short-term Elliott wave target about 1,232. Downwards movement for the session reached 1,233.44, just 1.44 short of the target.
More downwards movement was expected.
Sideways movement continued at the end of the week, which is what the short term expectation was for the Elliott wave count.
A small doji candlestick continues sideways movement.
The expected direction for the breakout from this small consolidation is still the same.