Is Natural Gas Fund Ready to Pop?
A look at the daily chart shows a long move down and then, recently, a sideways consolidation pattern. While this is typically a continuation pattern, I am beginning to think that the next move may be up, rather than an extension of the previous downtrend.
If we zoom in a bit and take a look at the hourly chart, we are presented with two scenarios
- The rising wedge holds and UNG breaks through the $20 to $20.50 resistance level on high volume and a new long-term up trend is produced.
- The head and shoulders pattern within the wedge breaks downward and the downtrend resumes.
I'm leaning towards option one but will be waiting for a breakout confirmed with volume in either case.
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