Commodity Chart Of The Day: Natural Gas

Includes: GAZ, NAGS, UNG, UNL
by: Matthew Bradbard

Commodity Chart Of The Day

Daily Natural Gas

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After a 25% appreciation in four weeks, prices appear to have reached an interim top and are due for a correction. It looks like prices will end the week approximately 5% off their highs. As of this post, prices are probing their first support -- the 8 day MA. I expect prices to challenge their up-sloping trend line, identified by the white line in the chart above.

My suggestion for those willing to go short in natural gas is to use the Fibonacci levels as your targets on the way down. Traders can trade the standard contract or the mini, which is 25% of the size and $25/penny vs. $100/penny. The idea of bearish put spreads for option trades also appears to be a viable strategy, or just an out of the money outright put. With just less than 60 days on this contract, I think we could see 25-40 cents depreciation, and both futures and option traders could capitalize on bearish trade.

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