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Natural Gas Jan '23 (NGF23)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices Surge Ahead of Expiration of the Feb Nat-Gas Contract

Feb Nymex natural gas (NGG23) on Friday closed up +0.165 (+5.60%).

Feb nat-gas Friday recovered from early losses and closed sharply higher on fund short covering ahead of Friday's expiration of the New York Mercantile Exchange's Feb nat-gas contract.  Nat-gas prices Friday initially opened lower after updated weather forecasts shifted warmer for most of the U.S. starting Feb 1, reducing heating demand for nat-gas.  Also, a report Friday from Rystad Energy weighed on crude prices when Rystad said nat-gas prices might fall to as low as $2 per million British thermal units in the next few months as rising supplies are poised to outpace demand.

EBW Analytics Group said in a note to clients Wednesday that nat-gas prices are facing "extended downside risks over the next 30-45 days" due to a combination of strong production, constrained export demand because of the Freeport LNG terminal shutdown, growing inventory surpluses, and mild winter temperatures.

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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
$6,600/6,000
First Notice Date
12/29/22
Expiration Date
12/28/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas Jan '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jan Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 24, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
444,547 (+267)
306,065 (+8,203)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
203,309 (+20,991)
374,281 (+14,744)
Producers - Long / Short
142,802 (+1,497)
198,715 (+10,821)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
212,856 (+1,025)
18,461 (-363)
Managed Money - Long / Short
168,954 (+18,041)
250,915 (+12,488)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
34,355 (+2,950)
123,366 (+2,256)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
4.588 +2.64%
on 12/28/22
7.421 -36.54%
on 11/29/22
-2.487 (-34.56%)
since 11/28/22
3-Month
4.588 +2.64%
on 12/28/22
8.177 -42.41%
on 11/23/22
-2.661 (-36.11%)
since 09/28/22
52-Week
3.976 +18.44%
on 12/30/21
10.181 -53.75%
on 08/23/22
+0.512 (+12.20%)
since 12/28/21

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 5.660
2nd Resistance Point 5.422
1st Resistance Point 5.065
Last Price 4.709s
1st Support Level 4.470
2nd Support Level 4.232
3rd Support Level 3.875

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52-Week High 10.181
Fibonacci 61.8% 7.811
Fibonacci 50% 7.078
Fibonacci 38.2% 6.346
Last Price 4.709s
52-Week Low 3.976

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