NATURAL GAS closed higher due to short covering on Monday and the highrange close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Tuesday. Stochastics and the RSI are turning bearish hinting that a shortterm top might be in or is near. Multiple closes below the 20day moving average crossing are needed to confirm that a shortterm top has been posted. If it extends the rally off June's low, February's high crossing is the next upside target.