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PUBLISHED BY INSTITUTIONAL ADVISORS
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2008
Technical observations of RossClark@shaw.ca

Natural Gas and XNG

Many commodities and related stocks have strong seasonal characteristics. When they fail to react normally around such periods the anomaly can be even more helpful in the ongoing analysis. In the case of the Natural Gas price there are typically two rallies; February trough April and August through October. When the August rally is delayed the next best window for a bottom has been around the Labour Day weekend. Once prices turn higher starting September 2nd, then look for the rally to last a minimum of eight to 12 trading days. The bullish divergence in the related stocks suggests that the rally could last through October.

The following charts of futures contracts, adjusting for the monthly rollover, display April 1st through December 1st of the years that declined to new lows in the second half of August (2007, ’04, ’01, ’98, ’96 & ’94).

Currently there is a distinct bullish divergence between the price of the commodity and the associated stocks as represented by the XNG. The three years that exhibited such characteristics in the second half of August were 2007, 2004 and 1996. In each instance the XNG rallied well through October and was up by 26% through the end of November. The upside target for this year becomes 689. Any pause in the current rally would be considered a buying opportunity. A violation of the 560 support would be considered to be outside the bullish pattern and warrant a liquidation of trading positions.



Years with bullish divergences in August

2007 2004 1996

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