Forex Technical Update 11.10.2010 – Short-term Elliott Wave Count for Gold (XAU/USD)

By Fan Yang,

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Simple Moving Average( SMA ) 50-period (red), 200-period (bold, gray)
RSI-14 with Simple Moving Average 5-period of RSI attached.
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Gold continues to make new highs and is in an impulse wave. Yesterday, we anticipated support at 1390 area ( Refer to 11.9.2010 Intraday levels and scenarios ), and the market did indeed respect that pivot. Today however, another attempt may go towards 1365-1370 area. Let's look at the charts.

Gold (XAU/USD)

  • Daily: The 4H chart clearly shows gold in an impulse wave, and it does not really take a wave technician to tell us Gold is in an bullish mode. Still, seeing the waves develop can help you anticipate corrections and important pivots.
  • An important pivot here is 1350, which would invalidate the count we have above. That is because we are likely in wave 4, and it should not overlap 4.
  • Instead, since it appears we have completed an internal wave (v), a zig zag (a)-(b)-(c) correction targets the middle of the previous wave (iii). 50% retracement could be a logical area, which is near 1370.
  • Let's look at the 1H time-frame to try to stalk this (a)-(b)-(c) zig zag.


  • 1H: The 1H chart shows some more details on the internal count. The (a) wave developed after a bearish divergence with the RSI. After (a), the RSI broke bel0w 40. This suggests it is indeed the first leg of a correction.
  • A similar leg can develop. We see that the projection is indeed toward 1370-1365 zone. This is also just above the 61.8% retracement zone, and in the middle of wave (iii), sort of a guide for this wave (c).
  • Then, look for bottoming in this 1365-1370 zone, and a return to the uptrend.

Do you have another projection of the AUD/NZD?  Do you think the AUD and NZD are basically ranging in the long-term, so an intermediate term high from March for example respresented significant resistance. We would love to hear from you.
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Fan Yang CMT
Chief Technical Strategist

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This article appears in: Investing Commodities
Referenced Stocks: SMA

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