Gold has successfully tested its previous low at 1699 (24/10/2012 low). A possible short-term base formation could be underway. Monitor the hourly resistance at 1718 (26/10/2012 high, see also the declining trendline). A short-term resistance is at 1732 (23/10/2012 high).
The strong resistance area between 1791 and 1803, coupled with overbought conditions, favours a corrective phase. The strong support at 1647 is expected to hold though.
Gold is in a secular uptrend with strong support at 1523.