Elliott Wave, Harmonics Suggesting Caution in Natural Gas

by Alex Bernal on April 5, 2013

technical analysis, stock analysis, stock picks, stock charting, stock technical analysisBy Alex Bernal     There are some very interesting developments in the elliott wave structure of Natural Gas that could shed some light to where it might be headed in the coming weeks. The first chart I wanted to spotlight is a Natural Gas Elliott Wave snapshot. As you can see there is a completed 5 wave impulse structure in continuous futures price. This would imply that at least for now the trend might be nearing an end to this medium term rally.

Natural Gas Chart – Elliott Wave patterning

natural gas elliott wave chart

I am expecting some type of A-B-C three wave retracement back towards the uptrend line and possibly terminating somewhere below. Here is a general guideline to follow when forecasting where a wave C will end:

  • Wave C typically has a length of 38.2% or 61.8% of the distance from beginning of the wave to the top of wave 5.

A Closer Look Inside the Harmonic Structure of Natural Gas

Below is a chart highlighting the current bearish butterfly pattern setup for Natural Gas:

natural gas chart with bearish butterfly pattern

In this Natural Gas chart, I have zoomed in on a portion of the first chart to only show waves 3 to 5. It is very clear that we have a harmonic pattern in place; this is also known as a bearish butterfly. Herein, we see a fractal zig zag pattern that has very specific swing relationships, respecting harmonic ratios. Independent from the completed 5 wave Elliott Wave structure in chart 1, this may suggest that we see a sharp decline in the price of Natural Gas ($NG) over the next few weeks. I have highlighted a very critical level of 3.90 because if Natural Gas falls below this level, it would confirm a failure to susain the breakout above the wave 3 high.

Charts sourced from eSignal

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Author has a short position in 4.00 – 4.20 call spreads at the time of publication.

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  • vinod

    Sir this bearish crab not butterfly target is 4.5

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