Natural Gas Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook
Natural gas continues to trade in an erratic range bound between approximately $3.60 and $3.81. Monday’s rise to $3.769 looks as though it was a shortfall (a failure to test the range’s upper trend line) within the range. The waves down from $3.822 and $3.769 are poised to test $3.59. This is the smaller than (0.618) target of the primary wave down from $3.822. Closing below $3.59 would confirm a break lower out of the range and clear the way for $3.54 and likely $3.48 in the coming days.
Nevertheless, prices have risen this afternoon and a test of $3.71 might take place first. This level is expected to hold. Overcoming $3.71 will call for $3.77 and possibly $3.82. Settling above $3.82 would confirm a break higher and shift odds in favor of challenging another highly confluent and major threshold at $3.91.
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