Natural Gas Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook
Natural gas fell as called for and settled just below Monday’s $2.79 midpoint. This completed yesterday’s shooting star and calls for a deeper test of support. Tomorrow, look for the evening star’s $2.73 confirmation point to be challenged. Additionally, the waves and subwaves down from $3.005 favor a decline to $2.69. For the move up to retain a reasonable chance of extending again during the next few days, $2.69 must hold. Closing below this will call for $2.63 and possibly $2.56, the lower of which is an area where Monday’s gap up would be filled.
That said, the late move down from $2.839 held the $2.748 swing low and formed a small up wave. Should natural gas overcome $2.82 in early trading tomorrow look for a test of this wave’s $2.85 equal to (1.00) target. This is also the 38 percent retracement of the decline from $3.005. Rising above $2.85 will call for $2.91, the larger than (1.618) target and 62 percent retracement. Settling above $2.91 would dampen odds for a deeper test of support and call for $2.99, the barrier to a renewed bullish near-term outlook.
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