SINGAPORE, Aug 15 Spot gold is biased to retest a support $1,784 per ounce, a break below which may cause a fall into a range of $1,767-$1,773.
Signals are a bit mixed, as the metal is consolidating within a range of $1,784-$1,801. This consolidation may be shaped into a top pattern, in consideration of the lasting gains from the July 21 low of $1,680.25.
The bearish divergence on RSI supports a drop rather than a rise. A break above $1,801 could signal the continuation of the uptrend towards a zone of $1,812-$1,821.
On the daily chart, gold is struggling around a falling trendline and a strong resistance at $1,801. Given that the rise from $1,680.25 has not been disrupted by a decent correction, gold is more likely to drop towards $1,755 than to rise towards $1,831.
A break below $1,779 could basically confirm a reversal of the uptrend, while a break above $1,801 may lead to a gain to $1,831.
(Wang Tao is a Reuters market analyst for commodities and energy technicals. The views expressed are his own.
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