Natural Gas Price Forecast – July 3, 2024

Natural Gas Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook

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August natural gas has settled below the psychologically important $2.50 level for the past few days after confirming a double top that formed around $3.21. The double top’s target is $2.00, but it is doubtful that prices will fall this low. Prices also challenged the $2.41 larger than (1.618) target of the primary wave down from $3.221 today. This is a potential stalling point and the move down is due for a correction. However, there are no bullish patterns or signals that call for the move down to stall. Prices are also trading below all major daily moving averages, daily momentum is declining, and daily trend indicators are bearish. Therefore, the outlook remains bearish.

Tomorrow, look for a test of the $2.37 smaller than (0.618) of the wave down from $3.590. This is also a potential stalling point, so even though there are no bullish patterns or signals, there is still a reasonable chance for a correction soon. Closing below $2.37 will open the way for $2.32 and lower in the coming days.

Should prices rise before taking out $2.41 look for initial resistance at $2.48. Closing above this would call for a test of $2.52 and possibly key near-term resistance at $2.590. Settling above $2.590 would call for an extended correction where the next major threshold is the 38 percent retracement from $3.221 at $2.72.

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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.