The precious metal is down close to 0.80% intraday amid improving market sentiment.
Following the lower high forming at 1745.14, the declines are potentially signaling a further drop.
For the moment, the lower support level at 1717.65 will stall the declines.
This will potentially offer a modest rebound upon the initial test of the price point.
If there are no further declines, then expect gold to settle into a range within the said levels.
In the alternative scenario of a break down below 1717.65, we then expect a move lower to 1696.86 handle.