Spot Gold found support at $1325/ounce after retracing from resistance at $1350. Short candles suggest weak selling pressure. Respect of support at $1325 would signal another test of the July high at $1375. Follow-through above $1350 would confirm. Breakout above $1375 would offer a target of $1450* but expect strong resistance if the Fed appears intent on raising interest rates. Breach of support at $1300 is unlikely but would warn of a test of primary support at $1200/ounce.
* Target calculation: 1375 + ( 1375 – 1300 ) = 1450
In Australia the All Ordinaries Gold Index ($XGD) is testing support at 4500. Respect is likely and would signal a test of the recent highs around 5600. A weakening Australian Dollar/US Dollar would tend to mitigate the impact of a fed rate hike. Breach of 4500 is unlikely but would warn of trend reversal.
* Target calculation: 5500 + ( 5500 – 4500 ) = 6500