Natural Gas Near-Term Outlook
The outlook for natural gas remains bullish because September’s move up from $1.583 is unfolding as a textbook five-wave trend the targets $2.75. The more recent rise from $2.085 forms a likely Wave 1/V that has broken down into five sub-waves that stalled at $2.465 yesterday. The decline from $2.465 is corrective and probably forms Wave 2/V. Settling above $2.48 will indicate that Wave 3/V is underway and would call for $2.55 and higher.
Nevertheless, today’s hanging man and a confirmed daily bearish MACD divergence indicate a deeper test of support might take place first. Falling below $2.39 early tomorrow will call for $2.32. This level is expected to hold because it is the 38 percent retracement of the rise from $2.085. Settling below $2.32 will all for Wave 2/V to challenge $2.28 and possibly $2.23. For the five-wave trend to continue to unfold as expected $2.23 must hold.
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