Natural Gas Technical Analysis | Increased supply pressures Natgas prices
BY Janne Muta|November 30, 2023
Natural gas technical analysis - Natural gas prices have been declining over the past two weeks due to a number of factors, including milder weather, increased renewable energy production, and concerns about a potential recession.
US natural gas production has seen a notable rise, with output in the Lower 48 states reaching 107.0 billion cubic feet per day in November, surpassing the previous month's record. This surge in supply plays a crucial role in driving prices down.
Concurrently, the weather across major parts of the United States has been warmer than normal, reducing the demand for heating and thus impacting natural gas prices. Additionally, the season's first inventory decrease was smaller than anticipated, further indicating lower demand.
Summary of This Natural gas Technical Analysis Report:
- The price of natural gas has seen a significant decrease, plummeting over 14% in just three weeks following a bearish breakout from a market-topping formation. The width of this formation suggests a measured move target, which aligns closely with the support level at 2.709.
- In the daily chart, the natural gas market is on a downward trend, having broken below the market-topping formation previously discussed in our technical analyses. The nearest resistance area is identified between 2.931 and 2.973. The market maintains a bearish stance below this zone and might trade down to 2.709. If, however, the market rallies decisively above 2.973, it could test the next key resistance level at 3.079.
Read the full Natural gas technical analysis report below.
Natural Gas Technical Analysis
Weekly Natural Gas Technical Analysis
The price of natural gas has seen a significant decrease, plummeting over 14% in just three weeks following a bearish breakout from a market-topping formation. The width of this formation suggests a measured move target, which aligns closely with the support level at 2.709.
Typically, reaching a measured move target after a breakout could lead to profit-taking, potentially halting the downward trend. However, there's no certainty that the market will reverse direction after hitting this target. The natural gas market may also continue its bearish trend, trading even lower.
Importance of price action analysis
Consequently, traders should concentrate on price-action-oriented technical analysis in shorter time frame charts to discern possible market directions. If the market decisively breaches the 2.709 support level, we might see it dropping to around 2.55. Conversely, if it stays above 2.709, a move towards 2.80 could be expected.
Daily Natural Gas Technical Analysis
In the daily chart, the natural gas market is on a downward trend, having broken below the market-topping formation previously discussed in our technical analyses.
The nearest resistance area is identified between 2.931 and 2.973. The market maintains a bearish stance below this zone and might trade down to 2.709. If, however, the market rallies decisively above 2.973, it could test the next key resistance level at 3.079.
The bearish outlook is further supported by indicator-based technical analysis. The 20-period SMA has crossed below the 50-period SMA and is trending downwards. The stochastic oscillator is in the oversold region, but this doesn't reliably predict when the market might turn higher.
Natural Gas Technical Analysis, 4h
The 4h chart highlights a technical confluence near the 2.854 resistance level, where the 20-period SMA converges with this resistance.
The market has been experiencing sideways movement, and if the current candle closes below 2.811, it would create another bearish rejection candle, suggesting that the downward trend may be set to continue.
Both moving averages, the 20 and 50-period, are pointing lower, with the faster moving average positioned below the slower one. This reinforces the bearish bias in the market at this timeframe, as per our indicator-based natural gas technical analysis.
Client sentiment analysis
TIOmarkets' clients are bullish on USNGAS with 83% of them currently holding long positions in the market, while 17% of them are short the market.
Please remember that the retail trader client sentiment is a contrarian indicator as most of the retail traders are on average betting against the market trends. This is why, experienced traders tend to trade against the retail client sentiment. You can follow the TIOmarkets client sentiment live on our Forex dashboard.
The next key risk events impacting this market
- USD - ISM Manufacturing PMI
- USD - ISM Manufacturing Prices
- USD - Fed Chair Powell Speaks
Potential Natural Gas Market Moves
If the market decisively breaches the 2.709 support level, we might see it dropping to around 2.55. Conversely, if it stays above 2.709, a move towards 2.80 could be expected.
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Janne Muta holds an M.Sc in finance and has over 20 years experience in analysing and trading the financial markets.
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