Following the tests of support on Monday and Tuesday April rallied to test the resistance beginning at $5 before fading into the weekly close. Despite reasonably serious challenges to both, neither the high nor the low of last week was violated. Accordingly, April traded an “inside” week, but with the close in the upper quadrant of this week’s range suggests that the resistance presented by multiple weekly highs will continue to be tested.
In addition to last week’s modest tightening of the range traded, the ongoing consolidation by prompt gas has been accompanied by a reduction in the average daily volume. Open interested increased, slightly, this week but remains below the December low. Volume, an estimated 1,250,000 contracts this week, was the lowest in nearly a year dating back to the week ending 04/02/21 (including weeks with only four trading days).