Natural Gas Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook
During the past few weeks natural gas has risen at a rate that is not sustainable. There is still risk for a move to challenge $3.90 and possibly $3.99, especially after this afternoon’s late rally to challenge $3.81 again. However, the move up will not likely last much longer and there is a potential double top that has formed at $3.81.
Tomorrow, look for a test of $3.69, a move below which will call for $3.60. This is the confirmation point of the double top. Settling below $3.60 will clear the way for an aggressive decline toward the pattern’s $3.40 target in the coming days.
With that said, should natural gas overcome $3.77 early tomorrow look for another test of $3.81. Rising above this will clear the way for $3.90 and possibly $3.99 during the next few days. At this point, there is no strong technical evidence to call for a move above $3.99.
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