Natural Gas Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook
The outlook for natural gas in the coming weeks is bullish after breaking higher out of a broadening wedge and meeting the $2.90 smaller than (0.618) target of the primary wave up from $2.263. This wave now favors an eventual rise above the crucial and psychologically important $3.00 level to reach its $3.10 equal to (1.00) target.
However, the 50-day moving average held on a closing basis again and the decline from $2.899 has formed two sequential daily shooting stars. The wave formation is also poised to test $2.66 before the move up continues. Therefore, the near-term outlook leans bearish.
The move down is most likely a corrective throwback to test the upper trend line of the broadening wedge, which is in line with $2.66. This is also the 38 percent retracement of the rise from $2.263. Therefore, $2.66 is expected to hold. Closing below this will dampen odds for a continued rise and call for $2.58 and then a test of key support and the barrier to a renewed bearish outlook at $2.52.
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