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Gold Price Forecast 2018 - February Update

Commodities / Gold and Silver 2018 Feb 01, 2018 - 06:49 PM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

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The gold price had a good start for 2018, rising from 1310 at the start of January to a high of $1367 with the most recent trading price of $1351. Which is set against my forecast for 2018 for the gold price to first target resistance $1375, an eventual break of which would propel the Gold price towards a 2018 target of $1500, and then further for the Gold price to ultimately target a trend towards $1800.


01 Jan 2018 - Gold Achieves $1375 Target 20167, $1500 Expected for 2018

My long-term forecast expectations remain as of more than a year ago that Gold ultimately targets a trend towards $1800, a trend that is pending a break above $1375. As for Gold in 2018, a break above $1375 should see the Gold price target $1500.

Gold Price Forecast 2018

Gold Price Feb 2018

The gold price having hit my resistance area of $1375 is now under going its first significant correction of the year before it next attempts to break above resistance of $1375. So unfortunately for the Gold bugs, February looks set to be a month for the Gold price to correct and prepare for that next assault on $1375, which means to expect the Gold price to go much lower than the current $20 or so retracement ($1350), likely falling to below $1300, where an eventual bottom in the $1250 to $1280 support zone.

And with no significant deviation against my forecast expectations so far an in-depth analysis at this point in time is unnecessary. However I will shortly be completing an in-depth analysis of Silver, so ensure you are subscribed to my always free newsletter and youtube channel for this.

GDX Gold Stocks

As for the gold miners, GDX remains firmly stuck in a trading range that ultimately should follow a gold price breakout higher, though I expect things will get a little painful for Gold bugs during February's correction.

Again ensure you are subscribed to my always free newsletter and youtube channel for my forthcoming in-depth analysis and detailed trend forecasts.

By Nadeem Walayat

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