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Natural Gas May '21 (NGK21)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Natural Gas Prices Close Higher on Expectations for Below-Normal Temps

May Nymex natural gas (NGK21) on Monday closed up +0.035 (+1.39%).

May nat-gas prices on Monday posted moderate gains on forecasts for colder temperatures to move across the U.S. The Commodity Weather Group on Monday said that below-normal temperatures are expected from Texas to North Dakota and east to New York from April 17-21. The cooler temperatures should boost heating demand for nat-gas.

Strong foreign demand for U.S. nat-gas supplies is bullish for prices. Gas flows to U.S LNG export terminals on Monday rose +42% y/y to 11.6 bcf. On March 20, gas flows to U.S LNG export terminals climbed to a record 11.92 bcf (data from 2014) according to BNEF.

Weak domestic nat-gas demand is bearish for prices after nat-gas demand in the lower 48 U.S. states on Monday fell -4.2% y/y to 60.0 bcf.

An increase in U.S. electricity output is positive for nat-gas demand from utility providers after the Edison Electric Institute reported Wed... 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
04/29/21 (17 days)
Expiration Date
04/28/21 (16 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 6, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
535,668 (+7,514)
504,169 (-3,945)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
247,254 (-5,300)
298,837 (+8,399)
Producers - Long / Short
236,356 (+3,492)
292,309 (-2,090)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
198,558 (-2,014)
111,106 (-7,891)
Managed Money - Long / Short
194,441 (-5,958)
194,599 (+13,045)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
52,813 (+658)
104,238 (-4,646)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2.453 +4.08%
on 04/06/21
2.688 -5.02%
on 03/30/21
-0.083 (-3.15%)
since 03/12/21
3-Month
2.453 +4.08%
on 04/06/21
3.060 -16.57%
on 02/18/21
-0.163 (-6.00%)
since 01/12/21
52-Week
2.352 +8.55%
on 12/28/20
3.060 -16.57%
on 02/18/21
+0.112 (+4.59%)
since 04/09/20

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Natural Gas Prices Close Higher on Expectations for Below-Normal Temps

May Nymex natural gas (NGK21 ) on Monday closed up +0.035 (+1.39%). May nat-gas prices on Monday posted moderate gains on forecasts for colder temperatures to move across the U.S. The Commodity Weather...

Energy Prices Settle Moderately Higher on Dollar Weakness and Strong Fuel Demand in India

May WTI crude oil (CLK21 ) on Monday closed up +0.38 (+0.64%), and May RBOB gasoline (RBK21 ) closed up +0.79 (+0.40%). Crude oil and gasoline prices on Monday settled moderately higher. A weaker dollar...

Natural Gas Prices Push Higher on Expectations for Below-Normal Temps

May Nymex natural gas (NGK21 ) this morning is up +0.016 (+0.63%). May nat-gas prices this morning are moderately higher on forecasts for colder temperatures to move across the U.S. The Commodity Weather...

Energy Prices Climb on Dollar Weakness and Strong Fuel Demand in India

May WTI crude oil (CLK21 ) this morning is up +1.21 (+2.04%), and May RBOB gasoline (RBK21 ) is up +2.34 (+1.19%). Crude oil and gasoline prices this morning are moving higher. Today's weaker dollar is...

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To The Upside...again

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Natural gas Weekly Forecast

The downtrend may be expected to continue, while market is trading below resistance level 2.546, which will be followed by reaching support level 2.425 and if it keeps on moving down below that level,...

Crude oil Weekly Forecast

An downtrend will start as soon, as the market drops below support level 57.25, which will be followed by moving down to support level 52.65

Natural Gas Prices Close Slightly Higher on the Outlook for Cooler U.S. Temperatures

May Nymex natural gas (NGK21 ) on Friday closed up +0.004 (+0.16%). May nat-gas prices on Friday closed slightly higher on a cooler U.S. weather outlook, which is supportive for heating demand for nat-gas....

Energy Prices Settle Mixed on Dollar Strength and Energy Demand Concerns from the Pandemic

May WTI crude oil (CLK21 ) on Friday closed down -0.28 (-0.47%), and May RBOB gasoline (RBK21 ) closed up +0.28 (+0.14%). Crude oil and gasoline prices on Friday settled mixed. A rally in the dollar on...

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 2.600
2nd Resistance Point 2.576
1st Resistance Point 2.551
Last Price 2.555
1st Support Level 2.502
2nd Support Level 2.478
3rd Support Level 2.453

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52-Week High 3.060
Fibonacci 61.8% 2.790
Fibonacci 50% 2.706
Fibonacci 38.2% 2.622
Last Price 2.555
52-Week Low 2.352

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