Spot gold may retest a support at $1,756 per ounce, as it faces a strong resistance at $1,770.

The resistance is identified as the 100 per cent projection level of an upward wave, which may either end around this barrier or extend a lot to $1,806.

Even though the upper channel suggests a target of $1,806, gold failed to break $1,770 in its first attempt on July 29. The failure at least suggests the start of a correction.

A break below $1,756 may trigger a drop into $1,741-$$1,747 range, while a break above $1,770 could lead to a gain into $1,778-$1,784 range.

On the daily chart, a retracement analysis on the fall from $1,857.29 reveals a resistance at $1,769, which is working together with the one at $1,770 on the daily chart, to stop the rise.

The expected correction looks like a pullback towards the former resistance at $1,748 and a falling channel.

(Wang Tao is a Reuters market analyst for commodities and energy technicals. The views expressed are his own.)

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