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Natural Gas Apr '21 (NGJ21)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Modestly Higher on Tight Global Supplies

July WTI crude oil (CLN22) this morning is up +0.16 (+0.15%), and July RBOB gasoline (RBN22) is up +3.18 (+0.86%).  June Nymex natural gas (NGM22) is up +0.418 (+4.75%).

Crude oil and gasoline prices this morning are slightly higher.  Tightness in global crude supplies is offsetting Chinese demand concerns after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said China’s economic difficulties are worse than in 2020.  However, crude prices fell back from their best levels today on a stronger dollar and a mostly bearish EIA inventory report.

Nat-gas prices this morning are sharply higher and extended this week's rally to a 14-year nearest-futures high.  In a sign of how tight the nat-gas market is, contracts for July 2022 nat-gas futures are at a premium over February 2023 futures for the first time in nearly 20 years.  Nat-gas prices are also higher on the outlook for hot U.S. temperatures that will boost nat-gas demand from electricity providers to power increased air-conditioner usage.  Th... 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
03/30/21
Expiration Date
03/29/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas Apr '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Apr Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 17, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
419,033 (-1,549)
354,693 (-1,883)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
231,576 (-2,730)
346,588 (-247)
Producers - Long / Short
127,311 (-255)
220,400 (+2,912)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
198,486 (+1,097)
41,057 (-2,404)
Managed Money - Long / Short
200,153 (-4,068)
191,506 (-466)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
31,423 (+1,338)
155,082 (+219)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2.422 +6.77%
on 03/18/21
2.887 -10.43%
on 03/03/21
-0.185 (-6.68%)
since 02/26/21
3-Month
2.344 +10.32%
on 12/29/20
3.060 -15.49%
on 02/18/21
+0.229 (+9.72%)
since 12/28/20
52-Week
2.306 +12.14%
on 03/30/20
3.060 -15.49%
on 02/18/21
+0.264 (+11.37%)
since 03/27/20

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July WTI crude oil (CLN22 ) this morning is up +0.16 (+0.15%), and July RBOB gasoline (RBN22 ) is up +3.18 (+0.86%). June Nymex natural gas (NGM22 ) is up +0.418 (+4.75%). Crude oil and gasoline prices...

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CLN22 : 110.11 (+0.31%)
RBN22 : 3.7020 (+0.33%)
Nat-Gas Prices Climb on the Outlook for Above-Average U.S. Temps

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July WTI crude oil (CLN22) this morning is up +0.10 (+0.08%), and July RBOB gasoline (RBN22) is down -4.51 (-1.23%). June Nymex natural gas (NGM22) is up +0.054 (+0.62%). Crude oil and gasoline prices...

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Average Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 2.696
2nd Resistance Point 2.651
1st Resistance Point 2.619
Last Price 2.586s
1st Support Level 2.542
2nd Support Level 2.497
3rd Support Level 2.465

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52-Week High 3.060
Fibonacci 61.8% 2.772
Fibonacci 50% 2.683
Fibonacci 38.2% 2.594
Last Price 2.586s
52-Week Low 2.306

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