Natural Gas Technical Analysis and Near-Term Outlook
Natural gas overcame $2.96 as called for and challenged the next objective at $3.04. Today’s close well above $2.96 and the psychologically important $3.00 level is bullish for the outlook. This calls for natural gas to challenge at least $3.09 and likely $3.14 during the next few days. The $3.14 objective is a crucial objective for the primary wave up from $2.072. However, $2.96 was in line with the smaller than (0.618) target of the primary wave up from $3.373, and this wave targets $3.20 as its equal to target. Therefore, odds for an eventual move above $3.14 to $3.20 and higher have increased based on the close above $2.96.
With that said, the $3.04 target discussed in yesterday’s update is a confluent projection of the subwaves up from $2.373 and $2.610. Also, the move up from 2.638 lacks a clear wave structure that is large enough to support a continued rise. Therefore, a test of support will probably take place soon, and almost certainly before natural gas overcomes $3.14.
Nevertheless, any move down will be corrective of the move up. Should natural gas turn lower early tomorrow look for initial support at $2.96 and key near-term support at $2.90. Settling below $2.90 is doubtful but would clear the way for a more substantial test of support before the move up ultimately continues.
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