Natural Gas Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook
Then near-term outlook for natural gas remains bearish and a close below $3.03 will call for another attempt at $2.98 and lower. However, as stated in yesterday’s update, the decline from $3.369 lacks a wave structure that can sustain a larger test of support without testing resistance soon. Today’s bullish hammer, confirmed intra-day bullish divergences, and the wave formation up from $3.002 suggest such a move will probably take place tomorrow.
Rising above $3.09 before taking out $3.03 will call for a test of $3.15. This is a confluent wave projection, the 38 percent retracement of the decline from $3.396, and the hammer’s completion point. Closing above $3.15 is currently doubtful but would call for a more significant test of resistance where $3.25 is the hammer’s confirmation point and the barrier to a renewed bullish outlook.
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