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Natural Gas May '19 (NGK19)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Natural Gas Prices Recover from a 1-3/4 Year Low on Weather Outlook

May Nymex natural gas (NGK19) on Thursday closed up by +0.052 (+2.11%). May nat-gas prices on Thursday rebounded form a fresh 1-3/4 year nearest-futures low and closed higher on forecasts for cold weather in the Midwest and hot weather in the South that should spur nat-gas demand. The Commodity Weather Group is forecasting below-normal temperatures in the northern U.S. and above-average temperatures in the South and Southeastern U.S. through May 9. May nat-gas prices posted a 1-3/4 year nearest-futures low Thursday after the EIA reported weekly nat-gas inventories rose by +92 bcf, the fourth consecutive increase and above expectations of +90 bcf and well above the 5-year average for this time of year of +47 bcf. Also U.S. nat-gas output remains strong as Thursday's data showed U.S. 48-state nat-gas production at 83.529 bcf, up +5.9% y/y. Another negative for nat-gas was the rally in the dollar index to a new 1-3/4 year high. Nat-gas prices have underlying support from continued tight supplies, which stood at 1.339 tcf as of April 19, up +4.5% y/y but -21.6% below the 5-year average.

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
$1,815/1,650
First Notice Date
04/29/19 (3 days)
Expiration Date
04/26/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas May '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 16, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
599,003 (+23,785)
587,415 (+13,382)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
242,187 (+11,550)
292,308 (+26,577)
Producers - Long / Short
266,951 (+12,974)
290,551 (+4,761)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
175,312 (+3,481)
140,124 (+1,291)
Managed Money - Long / Short
190,417 (-3,562)
117,590 (+32,538)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
51,770 (+15,112)
174,718 (-5,961)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2.439 +1.89%
on 04/25/19
2.752 -9.70%
on 03/28/19
-0.266 (-9.67%)
since 03/26/19
3-Month
2.439 +1.89%
on 04/25/19
2.897 -14.22%
on 03/19/19
-0.383 (-13.35%)
since 01/25/19
52-Week
2.439 +1.89%
on 04/25/19
2.926 -15.07%
on 12/10/18
-0.097 (-3.76%)
since 04/26/18

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Natural Gas Prices Recover from a 1-3/4 Year Low on Weather Outlook

May Nymex natural gas (NGK19) on Thursday closed up by +0.052 (+2.11%). May nat-gas prices on Thursday rebounded form a fresh 1-3/4 year nearest-futures low and closed higher on forecasts for cold weather...

Crude Oil Falls on Negative Carry-Over from Wednesday's Big Jump in EIA Crude Inventories

Jun WTI crude oil (CLM19) on Thursday closed down by -0.68 (-1.03%) and Jun Brent crude oil (CBM19) closed down by -0.22 (-0.30%). Jun RBOB gasoline (RBK19) closed up by +0.0036 (+0.17%). The energy...

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Jun WTI crude oil (CLM19) this morning is down by -0.09 (-0.14%) and Jun Brent crude oil (CBM19) is up by +0.38 (+0.51%). Jun RBOB gasoline (RBK19) is up by +0.0116 (+0.56%). The energy complex is mixed...

Natural Gas Prices Climb on Forecasts for Above-Average Temps in the Southeast

May Nymex natural gas (NGK19) this morning is up by +0.004 (+0.16%). May nat-gas prices are higher this morning on the outlook for increased nat-gas demand for air-conditioning after NOAA forecast warmer-than-normal...

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Crude Oil Falls on Larger-Than-Expected Build in EIA Crude Inventories

Jun WTI crude oil (CLM19) on Wednesday closed down by -0.41 (-0.62%) and Jun Brent crude oil (CBM19) closed up by +0.06 (+0.08%). Jun RBOB gasoline (RBK19) closed down by -0.0074 (-0.36%). The energy...

Natural Gas Prices Close Higher on Forecasts for Above-Average Temps in the Southeast

May Nymex natural gas (NGK19) on Wednesday closed up by +0.007 (+0.29%). May nat-gas prices on Wednesday moved higher on short-covering after Radiant Solutions forecast above-normal temperatures in the...

Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 88% Sell with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is approaching oversold territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 2.572
1st Resistance Point 2.543
Last Price 2.481
1st Support Level 2.462
2nd Support Level 2.410

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52-Week High 2.926
Fibonacci 61.8% 2.740
Fibonacci 50% 2.682
Fibonacci 38.2% 2.625
Last Price 2.481
52-Week Low 2.439

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