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Natural Gas Aug '20 (NGQ20)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Natural Gas Prices Close Lower on Demand Concerns

Aug Nymex natural gas (NGQ20) on Wednesday closed down -0.052 (-2.77%).

Nat-gas prices on Wednesday moved as demand concerns outweighed the outlook for hot U.S. temperatures. Nat-gas prices retreated on concern U.S. nat-gas demand will slide after the heavy fuel-consuming states of California, Florida and Texas delayed reopening their economies due to a resurgence of coronavirus infections.

Nat-gas prices on Tuesday had earlier jumped to a 2-month nearest-futures high on fund buying after Maxar said U.S. temperatures would be well above normal across most of the lower 48 states through July 21, with the strongest heat in the Midwest and Northeast. The hot temperatures should boost nat-gas demand from power companies to drive increased air-conditioning demand. BNEF estimates that nat-gas demand from power generators was 41.2 bcf/d on Monday, an all-time high for that day in data going back to 2014.

Another supportive factor for nat-gas prices was Tuesday's monthl... 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
$2,200/2,000
First Notice Date
07/30/20 (21 days)
Expiration Date
07/29/20 (20 days)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas Aug '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 30, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
557,479 (-4,983)
515,009 (-8,252)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
314,800 (+9,779)
378,173 (+10,450)
Producers - Long / Short
236,556 (-9,245)
232,875 (-9,020)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
215,762 (+5,073)
176,973 (+1,579)
Managed Money - Long / Short
257,396 (+6,561)
263,775 (-18,154)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
57,404 (+3,218)
114,398 (+28,604)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1.517 +21.29%
on 06/26/20
1.924 -4.37%
on 07/07/20
-0.023 (-1.23%)
since 06/09/20
3-Month
1.517 +21.29%
on 06/26/20
2.447 -24.81%
on 05/05/20
-0.288 (-13.53%)
since 04/09/20
52-Week
1.517 +21.29%
on 06/26/20
2.577 -28.60%
on 07/11/19
-0.685 (-27.13%)
since 07/09/19

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 16% Sell with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 1.917
1st Resistance Point 1.871
Last Price 1.846
1st Support Level 1.793
2nd Support Level 1.761

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52-Week High 2.577
Fibonacci 61.8% 2.172
Fibonacci 50% 2.047
Fibonacci 38.2% 1.922
Last Price 1.848
52-Week Low 1.517

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