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Natural Gas Jan '21 (NGF21)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Natural Gas Prices Erase Early Losses and Close Higher on a Cooler U.S. Weather Forecast

Feb Nymex natural gas (NGG21) on Friday closed up +0.071 (+2.66%).

Feb nat-gas prices on Friday shook off early losses and moved higher on a colder U.S. weather forecast. Maxar on Friday said that warmer weather is seen in the South, but below-normal temperatures are seen in the West and Rockies from Jan 20-24. Also, below-normal temperatures are seen for the Northern Tier states and East Coast from Jan 25-29. There is still concern that a polar vortex developing in the Arctic could blanket the U.S. toward the end of this month, which would boost heating demand for nat-gas.

Over the longer-term, expectations for a mild winter overall are still expected to depress nat-gas demand and prices. The Commodity Weather Group on Monday said that the national heating demand for nat-gas is expected to remain "well below" the 30-year average over the next two weeks. Also, Maxar is predicting this winter will be the 13th warmest winter for energy demand going bac... 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
12/30/20
Expiration Date
12/29/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 12, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
446,403 (-25,685)
475,062 (-13,837)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
293,159 (+14,559)
281,720 (-250)
Producers - Long / Short
177,314 (-15,129)
256,879 (-10,279)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
182,611 (-6,900)
131,705 (+98)
Managed Money - Long / Short
232,150 (+15,042)
157,256 (-16,436)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
61,009 (-483)
124,464 (+16,186)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2.238 +10.23%
on 12/28/20
2.996 -17.66%
on 11/30/20
-0.376 (-13.23%)
since 11/27/20
3-Month
2.238 +10.23%
on 12/28/20
3.507 -29.65%
on 10/30/20
-0.792 (-24.30%)
since 09/29/20
52-Week
2.238 +10.23%
on 12/28/20
3.507 -29.65%
on 10/30/20
-0.234 (-8.66%)
since 12/27/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 2.621
1st Resistance Point 2.544
Last Price 2.467s
1st Support Level 2.336
2nd Support Level 2.205
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 3.507
Fibonacci 61.8% 3.022
Fibonacci 50% 2.872
Fibonacci 38.2% 2.723
Last Price 2.467s
52-Week Low 2.238

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