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Natural Gas Jan '22 (NGF22)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Rallies on Forecasts for Cooler U.S. Temps

November Nymex natural gas (NGX21) on Friday closed up +0.165 (+3.23%).

Nov nat-gas prices on Friday rallied sharply on expectations for cooler U.S. temperatures, which should boost heating demand for nat-gas.  Atmospheric G2 on Friday said that cooler-than-normal temperatures are expected for the Great Plains, Midwest, and East from Oct 27-31.

U.S. nat-gas prices also have support from near-record high European gas prices as European nat-gas supplies are at the lowest level in more than ten years.

A bearish factor was Tuesday's report from BNEF that said heating demand this month for nat-gas is expected to be the lowest in almost 20 years, which should allow producers to add more nat-gas supplies to underground storage and ease concerns about tight supplies.

An increase in U.S. electricity output is bullish for nat-gas demand from utility providers.  The Edison Electric Institute reported Wednesday that total U.S. electricity output in the week ended Oct 16... 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
$7,040/6,400
First Notice Date
12/30/21 (69 days)
Expiration Date
12/29/21 (68 days)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 19, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
575,425 (-6,902)
488,851 (-2,275)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
268,031 (-4,075)
399,101 (-3,907)
Producers - Long / Short
185,833 (-114)
328,982 (+1,189)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
312,441 (-5,373)
82,718 (-2,049)
Managed Money - Long / Short
216,470 (-5,848)
211,868 (+17,420)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
51,561 (+1,773)
187,233 (-21,327)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
4.988 +11.57%
on 09/23/21
6.667 -16.53%
on 10/06/21
+0.523 (+10.37%)
since 09/22/21
3-Month
4.009 +38.81%
on 08/19/21
6.667 -16.53%
on 10/06/21
+1.384 (+33.10%)
since 07/22/21
52-Week
2.810 +98.04%
on 12/28/20
6.667 -16.53%
on 10/06/21
+2.253 (+68.03%)
since 10/22/20

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Nat-Gas Rallies on Forecasts for Cooler U.S. Temps

November Nymex natural gas (NGX21 ) on Friday closed up +0.165 (+3.23%). Nov nat-gas prices on Friday rallied sharply on expectations for cooler U.S. temperatures, which should boost heating demand for...

NGF22 : 5.565s (+1.90%)
Energy Prices Settle Mixed on a Weaker Dollar and Uneven Economic Data

December WTI crude oil (CLZ21 ) on Friday closed up +1.26 (+1.53%), and December RBOB gasoline (RBZ21 ) closed down -0.0034 (-0.14%). Nov WTI crude oil and Nov RBOB gasoline prices on Friday settled...

CLZ21 : 83.76s (+1.53%)
RBZ21 : 2.4156s (-0.14%)
Energy Prices Mixed on a Weaker Dollar and Uneven Economic Data

December WTI crude oil (CLZ21 ) this morning is up +0.50 (+0.61%), and December RBOB gasoline (RBZ21 ) is down -0.00149 (-0.06%). November Nymex natural gas (NGX21 ) is up +0.118 (+2.31%). Nov WTI crude...

CLZ21 : 83.76s (+1.53%)
RBZ21 : 2.4156s (-0.14%)
NGF22 : 5.565s (+1.90%)
The DOW Trading Guide (with a word of wisdom about having it, or not) - October 22, 2021

NGX remains on the bench as per our system guidelines. DVA directives maintain length in CLZ, HOX, and RBX.

CLZ21 : 83.76s (+1.53%)
HOX21 : 2.5389s (-0.40%)
HOZ21 : 2.5312s (-0.37%)
RBX21 : 2.4821s (+0.08%)
RBZ21 : 2.4156s (-0.14%)
NGX21 : 5.280s (+3.23%)
NGZ21 : 5.461s (+2.15%)
I Don’t Have an Answer. The Energy Report 10/22/2021

Joe Biden, in a rambling answer at a CNN Town Hall meeting, in regards to gas prices says he doesn’t have a near term answer. Biden blamed OPEC and seemed to suggest that OPEC was withholding supplies...

Mixed Eco News = Mixed Day

Yesterday the market s traded Mixed due to the economic news reported. Will this change today?

Nat-Gas Falls as EIA Inventories Climb Above Expectations

November Nymex natural gas (NGX21) on Thursday closed down -0.055 (-1.06%). Nov nat-gas prices on Thursday posted moderate losses after weekly EIA nat-gas supplies rose more than expected. The EIA on...

NGF22 : 5.565s (+1.90%)
Crude Oil Prices Retreat on Dollar Strength and Global Energy Demand Concerns

December WTI crude oil (CLZ21 ) on Thursday closed down -0.92 (-1.10%), and December RBOB gasoline (RBZ21 ) closed down -0.0279 (-1.14%). Nov WTI crude oil and Nov RBOB gasoline prices on Thursday settled...

CLZ21 : 83.76s (+1.53%)
RBZ21 : 2.4156s (-0.14%)
Crude Oil Prices Retreat on Dollar Strength and a Weak Crack Spread

December WTI crude oil (CLZ21 ) this morning is down -1.25 (-1.50%), and December RBOB gasoline (RBZ21 ) is down -0.0221 (-0.90%). November Nymex natural gas (NGX21 ) is down -0.098 (-1.90%). Nov WTI...

CLZ21 : 83.76s (+1.53%)
RBZ21 : 2.4156s (-0.14%)
NGF22 : 5.565s (+1.90%)
Whiff of Risk-Off Next

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 5.922
2nd Resistance Point 5.807
1st Resistance Point 5.686
Last Price 5.565s
1st Support Level 5.450
2nd Support Level 5.335
3rd Support Level 5.214

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52-Week High 6.667
Last Price 5.565s
Fibonacci 61.8% 5.194
Fibonacci 50% 4.738
Fibonacci 38.2% 4.283
52-Week Low 2.810

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