MTECHTIPS;-Natural Gas Breaks Out Following Larger than Expected Inventory

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MTECHTIPS;-Natural Gas Breaks Out Following Larger than Expected Inventory Decline

MTECHTIPS-Natural gas prices broke out on Thursday following a larger than expected decline in natural gas inventories reported by the U.S. Department of Energy.  The trajectory of working gas in storage is moving lower, at the beginning of the injections season.  The weather is also expected to be warmer than normal throughout most of the west coasts, which will likely increase cooling demand Southern California.  Colder than normal temperatures are forecast to cover most of the mid-west which should increase heating demand.Natural gas prices broke out from a relatively tight range surging higher by 1.75%, and making a fresh 2.5-month high.  Prices could easily surge back to resistance near the 3.2 level. Momentum has turned positive as the MACD (moving average convergence divergence) index generated a crossover buy signal. This occurs as the MACD line (the 12-day moving average minus the 26-day moving average) crosses above the MACD signal line (the 9-day moving average of the MACD line). The MACD histogram is now printing in the black with an upward sloping trajectory which points to higher prices for natural gas. The RSI (relative strength index) surged higher breaking out which reflects accelerating positive momentum. The current reading on the RSI is 63, which is on the upper end of the neutral range but below the overbought trigger level of

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