Natural Gas Price Analysis for February 13, 2024
Natural gas continues to trend lower, forming fresh lows at $1.816 before signaling room for a short-term pullback. The Fibonacci retracement tool shows levels where sellers might hop in. The 38.2% level is at $1.868, then the 50% Fib is at 1.885. The line in the sand for a bearish correction might be the 61.8% Fib at $1.901 near a major psychological level and the short-term falling trend line that’s been holding since February 7. The 100 SMA is below the 200 SMA to confirm that the path of least resistance is to the downside or that the selloff is more likely to gain traction than to reverse. The gap between the ... (full story)
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