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Natural Gas Sep '21 (NGU21)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Natural Gas Prices Settle Sharply Lower as Forecasts for Mild U.S. Temps Spark Long Liquidation

September Nymex natural gas (NGU21) on Friday closed down -0.145 (-3.57%).

Sep nat-gas prices on Friday settled sharply lower on liquidation of long positions from funds after updated weather forecasts called for milder temperatures in the U.S., which should curb nat-gas demand from electricity providers to provide power for air-conditioning usage.  NOAA on Friday said that below-normal temperatures are expected in the East and South from August 4-8, although the Midwest and California will still see above-normal temperatures.  Nat-gas prices soared to a 2-1/2 year high Monday on concerns that a warmer-than-expected U.S. summer will draw down nat-gas supplies ahead of this winter when nat-gas demand is strong for heating.

NOAA projects that the ongoing drought in the West will likely last into October, which will cut hydro-power generation and boost nat-gas demand from electricity providers. In addition, NOAA said that the contiguous U.S. had its warmest June in 127 year... 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
$2,722/2,475
First Notice Date
08/30/21 (29 days)
Expiration Date
08/27/21 (26 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 27, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
590,146 (+2,795)
489,843 (-6,055)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
347,610 (-6,532)
485,368 (+3,684)
Producers - Long / Short
207,455 (-10,403)
319,739 (-7,993)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
295,903 (+8,408)
83,316 (-2,852)
Managed Money - Long / Short
308,669 (-2,405)
233,304 (+11,299)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
38,941 (-4,127)
252,064 (-7,615)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
3.495 +13.79%
on 07/07/21
4.165 -4.51%
on 07/26/21
+0.309 (+8.42%)
since 07/02/21
3-Month
2.922 +36.11%
on 05/24/21
4.165 -4.51%
on 07/26/21
+1.005 (+33.82%)
since 04/30/21
52-Week
2.516 +58.07%
on 12/07/20
4.165 -4.51%
on 07/26/21
+1.358 (+51.85%)
since 07/31/20

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Natural Gas Prices Settle Sharply Lower as Forecasts for Mild U.S. Temps Spark Long Liquidation

September Nymex natural gas (NGU21 ) on Friday closed down -0.145 (-3.57%). Sep nat-gas prices on Friday settled sharply lower on liquidation of long positions from funds after updated weather forecasts...

NGU21 : 3.978 (+1.64%)
Crude Closes at a 2-Week High on Energy Demand Optimism

September WTI crude oil (CLU21 ) on Friday closed up +0.33 (+0.45%), and September RBOB gasoline (RBU21 ) closed up +0.0096 (+0.41%). Sep WTI crude oil and Sep RBOB gasoline prices on Friday closed moderately...

CLU21 : 73.80 (-0.20%)
RBU21 : 2.3300 (-0.20%)
Crude Falls Back From a 2-Week High on Dollar Strength and Nat-Gas Tumbles on Forecasts for Mild U.S. Temps

September WTI crude oil (CLU21 ) this morning is down -0.28 (-0.38%), and September RBOB gasoline (RBU21 ) is down -0.0119 (-0.51%). September Nymex natural gas (NGU21 ) this morning is down -0.193 (-4.75%)....

CLU21 : 73.80 (-0.20%)
RBU21 : 2.3300 (-0.20%)
NGU21 : 3.978 (+1.64%)
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CLU21 : 73.80 (-0.20%)
HOU21 : 2.1892 (-0.29%)
RBU21 : 2.3300 (-0.20%)
NGU21 : 3.978 (+1.64%)
Natural Gas Prices Close Moderately Higher on a Smaller-Than-Expected Build in Weekly EIA Inventories

September Nymex natural gas (NGU21 ) on Thursday closed up +0.092 (+2.32%). Sep nat-gas prices on Thursday settled moderately higher after the EIA reported that weekly nat-gas inventories rose +36 bcf,...

NGU21 : 3.978 (+1.64%)
Crude Closes at a 2-Week High on Dollar Weakness and Energy Demand Optimism

September WTI crude oil (CLU21 ) on Thursday closed up +1.23 (+1.70%), and September RBOB gasoline (RBU21 ) closed up +0.0431 (+1.89%). Sep WTI crude oil and Sep RBOB gasoline prices on Thursday rallied...

CLU21 : 73.80 (-0.20%)
RBU21 : 2.3300 (-0.20%)
Crude Rallies to a Fresh 2-Week High on Dollar Weakness and Signs of Strong U.S. Energy Demand

September WTI crude oil (CLU21 ) this morning is up +0.68 (+0.94%), and September RBOB gasoline (RBU21 ) is up +0.0280 (+1.23%). September Nymex natural gas (NGU21 ) is up +0.068 (+1.71%). Sep WTI crude...

CLU21 : 73.80 (-0.20%)
RBU21 : 2.3300 (-0.20%)
NGU21 : 3.978 (+1.64%)
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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 4.228
2nd Resistance Point 4.141
1st Resistance Point 4.028
Last Price 3.978
1st Support Level 3.828
2nd Support Level 3.741
3rd Support Level 3.628

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52-Week High 4.165
Last Price 3.978
Fibonacci 61.8% 3.535
Fibonacci 50% 3.340
Fibonacci 38.2% 3.146
52-Week Low 2.516

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