Natural Gas Forecast: July Holds Crucial Support at $2.13

The spread between the June and July contracts ahead of June’s expiration on Thursday has weighed on the front of the market. However, July natural gas challenged crucial support at $2.13 Wednesday and held this level on a closing basis while June stalled again near key support at $1.95. The longer-term is beginning to look more positive for natural gas, and once June expires, July is poised to rise toward key resistance at $2.31.

Wednesday’s close over $2.17, the midpoint of Tuesday, was positive for the near-term. Tomorrow, look for July to test $2.21. A close over this would then call for $2.25 and $2.31. Overcoming $2.31 would open the way for an extended move higher.

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Trading will likely remain choppy for the next few days, especially ahead of the holiday weekend, and $2.13 is still crucial support. It is in line with projections for the waves down from $2.427 and $2.327. It is also near the 62 percent retracement of the move up from $1.939 to $2.427 and is the close of May 18. A close below $2.13 would call for $2.08 and possibly $2.00. July might test a bit lower, but we still do not see evidence that July will fall lower than $2.00.

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Dean Rogers, CMT

Dean Rogers, CMT is the general manager of the Kase Call Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He oversees all of Kase and Company, Inc.’s operations including research and development, marketing, and client support. Dean began his career with Kase in early 2001 as a programmer but has developed into Kase’s senior technical analyst. He writes Kase’s award-winning weekly Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Metals Commentaries. He is an instructor at Kase's classes and webinars and provides all of the necessary training and support for Kase's hedging models and trading indicators for both retail and institutional traders.

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