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Natural Gas closed higher due to short covering on Monday as it consolidated some of the decline off June's high. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening when Tuesday's night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI remain neutral to bearish signalling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If it extends this summer's decline, monthly support crossing is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing would signal that a short-term low has been posted.