Natural Gas Price Forecast – May 20, 2020

During the past few days June natural gas has risen to challenge the lower trend line of the bearish flag pattern that prices broke lower out of on May 12. This is common after breaking lower out of this type of pattern. The pullback is most likely corrective and briefly overcame the lower trend line this morning. The trend line is also in the vicinity of the 21- and 50- day moving averages and a few crucial wave projections and the 50 percent retracement of the decline from $2.162. All of these levels held on a closing basis. The subsequent move down left a long upper shadow on the daily candlestick and retraced 50 percent of the move up from $1.595.

Natural Gas – $0.035 Kase Bar

Today’s price action was bearish for the outlook during the next few days and calls for a test at least $1.71. This is the 62 percent retracement of the move up from $1.595, a close below which will significantly increase odds for another attempt at $1.59. The $1.59 objective is still a relatively confluent and important target that could hold. However, settling below this would call for $1.55, which is now the last level of support protecting the $1.519 swing low on the continuation chart.

The decline from $1.889 lacks a definitive wave structure, so a test of resistance might take place early tomorrow. Resistance at $1.83 is expected to hold. Key resistance is $1.87. Settling above this would put prices back above the flag’s lower trend line and call for a push toward $1.92, which then connects to $2.02. This is doubtful but would reflect a bullish shift in fundamental factors and near-term sentiment.

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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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