Technical outlook and chart setups:
Gold is trading lower at $1,245.00/46.00 levels at this moment, looking to accelerate its drop towards $1,210.00 and $1,190.00 levels subsequently. The metal has no critical support before $1,225.00 levels now and a break below $1,220.00 would be more encouraging to bears. Please note that the yellow metal is expected to drop in a corrective manner before resuming its rally. The expected levels for a bottom formation are $1,190.00 and subsequently $1,140.00 levels respectively. It is hence recommended to hold on to short positions, with risk at $1,273.00 levels for now. Immediate resistance is seen at $1,271.00 levels, followed by $1,283.00 while support is seen through $1,220.00 levels respectively.
Remain short for now, stop at $1,275.00, target is $1,190.00 at least.