Natural Gas Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook
Natural gas held $3.17 resistance as expected in yesterday’s daily update before falling toward $3.11 again. The near-term outlook leans neutral-to-negative and a move below $3.11 early tomorrow will call for a test of $3.08. For the move up to retain a reasonable chance at rising above the $3.20 double top during the next few days, $3.08 must hold. Closing below this will call for a test of $3.05 and likely crucial support at $3.01. Settling below $3.01 is doubtful during the next few days but would call for natural gas to challenge the double top’s $2.903 confirmation point.
With that said, should natural gas overcome $3.17 before taking out $3.08 look for a test of $3.21. Settling above $3.21 would negate the double top and shift odds firmly back in favor of rising to $3.25 and $3.29.
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