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Natural Gas Dec '20 (NGZ20)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Natural Gas Prices Close at a 1-3/4 Year High on Signs of Strength in Nat-Gas Demand

Nov Nymex natural gas (NGX20) on Monday closed up +0.053 (+1.78%).

Nov nat-gas prices on Monday climbed to a new 1-3/4 nearest-futures high on signs of stronger U.S. nat-gas demand and on forecasts for colder U.S. temperatures. Total nat-gas consumption in the lower 48 U.S. states on Monday was up +12% y/y at 77.4.1 bcf, the highest for the period since at least 2014. Also, export demand for U.S. nat-gas supplies has strengthened as gas flows to U.S LNG export terminals on Monday was 9.2 bcf, up +26% w/w. Ship channels to two of the largest LNG U.S. export terminals have reopened to tanker traffic and are boosting exports after being temporarily closed to remove obstructions in the channels caused by Hurricane Delta.

The Commodity Weather Group on Monday forecasted colder weather for the U.S East this week and during Oct 31-Nov 4. Also, last Wednesday, NOAA said that there is a La Nina weather pattern that over the longer-term could trigger a colder-than-normal winter... 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
$3,465/3,150
First Notice Date
11/27/20 (31 days)
Expiration Date
11/25/20 (29 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 20, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
469,185 (-8,729)
566,224 (-3,469)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
342,440 (+5,039)
271,491 (+3,268)
Producers - Long / Short
164,012 (-11,478)
212,558 (+6,443)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
183,876 (+5,228)
232,369 (-7,433)
Managed Money - Long / Short
279,299 (+4,701)
125,313 (-11,524)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
63,141 (+338)
146,178 (+14,792)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2.922 +9.65%
on 10/02/20
3.362 -4.70%
on 10/21/20
-0.073 (-2.23%)
since 09/25/20
3-Month
2.753 +16.38%
on 07/28/20
3.370 -4.93%
on 09/25/20
+0.441 (+15.96%)
since 07/27/20
52-Week
2.305 +39.00%
on 03/09/20
3.370 -4.93%
on 09/25/20
+0.624 (+24.19%)
since 10/25/19

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

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 3.369
1st Resistance Point 3.311
Last Price 3.203
1st Support Level 3.177
2nd Support Level 3.101

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52-Week High 3.370
Last Price 3.203
Fibonacci 61.8% 2.963
Fibonacci 50% 2.838
Fibonacci 38.2% 2.712
52-Week Low 2.305

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