Commodity Chart Of The Day: Natural Gas

Includes: NAGS, UNG
by: Matthew Bradbard

Commodity Chart Of The Day

Daily Natural Gas

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In the last two weeks, prices of natural gas have lost nearly 12%, off just under 50 cents in December futures. On the lows today, my objective at $3.50 was achieved. With a 50% Fibonacci retracement complete, dragging prices to oversold levels, close out all bearish plays and look to reverse in the coming sessions.

The 50 day MA -- identified by the green line -- is being challenged as of this post. Let's see in the coming days if the 100 day MA -- identified by the light blue line -- comes into play. I have started to price out bullish option strategies as well, and long future entries are on my radar… stay tuned.

Once we get a buy signal, traders should attempt to get long, trying to capitalize on a trade higher into the end of the year. I see a trade north of $4 into the winter, and would advise long entries to be buying early 2013 contracts to allow enough time for the trade to develop.

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Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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