Prompt Oct remained in the same range October gas opened a little lower ($2.624 v $2.644) and closed a little lower ($2.637, minus $.007). In between there were a couple of tests of support (Monday’s low was $2.600, the value of the trend line rising from the April/May/June lows was $2.598 and another failed test of resistance. October traded an “outside” day reversal after the first test of the rising trend line with increased volume then followed through to the upside, trading a new high for its tenure as prompt ($2.872 v $2.865 on 08/31). The now soon to expire prompt managed to post a new high daily close then that was all she wrote as October gave up the two day gain falling to a new low for the week $2.595 before Friday’s recovery to close at $2.637, a little more than a penny below the continuation 50 – day SMA.
November gave up more (-$.053) as did December (- $.048) and the winter ’23 – ’24 strip (- $.041…a new low close). November has defined its own trading range since late March…+/-$2.825 – $3.300 but this week’s lowest close in 2+ years suggests that the lower boundary of that range nearly corresponds to the upper boundary of the continuation range, is likely to be in for a severe test. Have discussed the possibility/likelihood of November being taken into the extended continuation range and continues to warrant a serious mention. A close below $2.825 increases that likelihood to a probability. November is still awarded $.242/dt premium over October but since its peak on 08/15 that premium has been reduced by half ($.239 v $.502).