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Natural Gas Jan '22 (NGF22)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices Retreat on Forecasts for Cooler U.S. Temps

July Nymex natural gas (NGN22) on Friday closed down -0.168 (-1.89%).

Nat-gas prices Friday moved lower for a second day as they fall further back from Thursday's 14-year nearest-futures high.  The outlook for cooler U.S. temperatures in early June has sparked long liquidation in nat-gas futures.  Atmospheric G2 on Friday said that below-normal temperatures are expected for the Central U.S. from June 1-5, and below-normal temperatures are expected for the Northwest and northern Plains from June 6-10.  The cooler temperatures should reduce nat-gas demand from electricity providers to power air-conditioners.

Nat-gas prices have support after Russia recently said that foreign buyers of its gas would need to open special ruble and foreign currency accounts by the end of this month to buy Russian gas.  Russia has already halted nat-gas shipments to Finland, Bulgaria, and Poland for not paying for Russian gas in rubles.  Russian President Putin said that "unfriendly" nations m... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Natural Gas
Contract Size
10,000 MMBtu (million British thermal units)
Tick Size
0.001 per MMBtu ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (RTH 8:00a.m. - 1:30p.m.) (Settles 1:30p.m.) CST
Exchange
NYMEX
Point Value
$10,000
Margin/Maintenance
$10,340/9,400
First Notice Date
12/30/21
Expiration Date
12/29/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas Jan '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jan Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 24, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
413,701 (-5,332)
349,854 (-4,839)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
230,219 (-1,357)
341,789 (-4,799)
Producers - Long / Short
121,535 (-5,776)
219,946 (-454)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
198,487 (+1)
36,229 (-4,828)
Managed Money - Long / Short
200,408 (+255)
191,152 (-354)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
29,811 (-1,612)
150,637 (-4,445)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
3.599 +11.81%
on 12/23/21
4.900 -17.88%
on 11/30/21
-0.830 (-17.10%)
since 11/29/21
3-Month
3.599 +11.81%
on 12/23/21
6.667 -39.64%
on 10/06/21
-1.651 (-29.09%)
since 09/29/21
52-Week
2.919 +37.86%
on 12/30/20
6.667 -39.64%
on 10/06/21
+1.085 (+36.92%)
since 12/29/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Weak Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 4.578
2nd Resistance Point 4.419
1st Resistance Point 4.222
Last Price 4.024s
1st Support Level 3.866
2nd Support Level 3.707
3rd Support Level 3.510

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52-Week High 6.667
Fibonacci 61.8% 5.235
Fibonacci 50% 4.793
Fibonacci 38.2% 4.351
Last Price 4.024s
52-Week Low 2.919

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