Natural Gas Hit with False Breakout as Strength Falters
Natural Gas Forecast Video for 25.01.23 by Bruce Powers
It seems like natural gas is not yet ready to reverse to the upside. It tried earlier in the day but so far has failed to hold the breakout and has fallen back into its previous price range.
Natural gas broke out above Monday’s 3.56 high early in the day to eventually rally into resistance at the 12-Day EMA at 3.59. That’s the high for the day so far. Subsequently, it turned down to eventually fall below Monday’s low thereby generating an outside day. So far, natural gas is also trading inside week. The early-morning rally also provided a false breakout of the declining parallel channel as price got above the top line of the channel before reversing lower.
Trend Lows Sitting on Support Zone
Natural gas is sitting on a possible support zone from the confluence of multiple Fibonacci price levels. So far support has stopped the descent but is not clear yet that it is going to hold and turn higher from here, although it could.
Natural gas has been trending down for 40 days (November 23 high) and most recently traded within a declining parallel trend channel. The 14-Day RSI is starting to come off the bottom but needs further bullish confirmation. If natural gas falls below 3.09, the current trend low, it next heads towards the 2.98 support area.
Based on the daily chart, natural gas will not have a clear bullish signal until a decisive rally above the 12-Day EMA at 3.59 and the five-day high of 3.64. This range can be watched as a price zone. A daily close above 3.64 will then further confirm the switch to bullish sentiment.
Reversal Higher Still Possible
There is quite a bit of upside potential once natural gas reverses to the upside if it is to do so. Following the November 23, 2022 peak, it fell as much as 59.3% and it took only 38 days to do so. This is a relatively rapid decline which could be followed by a sharp countertrend rally, up into various resistance levels. The first obvious target is the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement at 4.75 to 4.81. That range includes a prior swing low support level from late-October at 4.85, now possible resistance. It is roughly 34% above Tuesday’s high.
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