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Gold closed lower on Thursday as it consolidates above the 20-day moving average crossing. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI are neutral to bullish signalling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. Closes below last Thursday's low crossing are needed to confirm that a short-term top has been posted. Closes above August's high crossing are needed to renew this year's rally.