Natural Gas Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook
The near-term outlook for natural gas is bearish. Today’s long-legged doji reflects a bit of uncertainty, but the waves down from $4.165 and $4.025 call for a test of at least $3.91 and likely lower during the next few days. The key near-term objective is $3.82 because this is the smaller than (0.618) target of the primary wave down from $4.165. Settling below $3.82, which is also in line with the 50 percent retracement of the rise from $3.495, will clear the way for $3.75 and eventually $3.70.
Nevertheless, the 38 percent retracement of the rise from $3.837 has held so far. Should natural gas rally above $4.04 look for a test of key near-term resistance at $4.08. Settling above $4.08 will shift odds back in favor of rising toward the next major threshold around $4.23.
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