SINGAPORE: Spot gold is poised to break a resistance at $1,788 per ounce and rise into a range of $1,795-$1,798, driven by a wave e or wave b.
The metal is riding on either a wave e, the fifth wave of a five-wave cycle from $1,720.49, or a wave b, the second wave of a flat from the Oct. 14 high of $1,800.12.
Both of these wave patterns suggest a further gain into the target zone. A break below $1,776 could cause a fall into $1,757-$1,764 range.
On the daily chart, gold is retesting a falling trendline, a break above which could put the metal in an awkward position. The break is supposed to trigger a rise towards $1,828, but gold will have to face a strong resistance at $1,800.
Only when gold stands firm above $1,800 could a bullish target of $1,828 be established.
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Wang Tao is a Reuters market analyst for commodities and energy technicals. The views expressed are his own.
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