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Natural Gas May '20 (NGK20)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Natural Gas Settled Higher on Reduced U.S. Nat-Gas Production

Jun Nymex natural gas (NGM20) on Friday closed up +0.021 (+1.23%).

Jun nat-gas prices on Friday recovered from early losses and settled moderately higher on reduced U.S. nat-gas output. U.S. lower-48 state nat-gas production on Friday fell by -7.2% y/y to 82.651 bcf/d, the eighteenth consecutive day that nat-gas production has fallen on a year-on-year basis.

Nat-gas prices maintained their gains Friday afternoon when weekly data from Baker Hughes showed that active U.S. oil rigs fell -21 in the week of May 22 to a 10-3/4 year low of 237, which means less nat-gas production as a by-product.

Demand concerns continue to thwart rally attempts in nat-gas. Poten & Partners said Wednesday that about 57 U.S. LNG cargoes have been canceled for June alone, and that more cargoes may be canceled for summer and autumn. Data from Bloomberg show that the U.S. exported only 61 LNG cargoes in April, the lowest total since November. Also, nat-gas supply to liquefaction plants fel... 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
04/29/20
Expiration Date
04/28/20 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 19, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
585,617 (+29,222)
550,247 (+14,702)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
257,425 (-4,132)
318,560 (+7,732)
Producers - Long / Short
250,977 (+17,854)
247,021 (+8,698)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
227,546 (+21,130)
196,132 (+15,766)
Managed Money - Long / Short
212,529 (+16,436)
200,877 (-177)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
44,896 (-20,568)
117,683 (+7,909)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1.521 +17.95%
on 04/02/20
1.974 -9.12%
on 04/21/20
+0.123 (+7.36%)
since 03/27/20
3-Month
1.521 +17.95%
on 04/02/20
2.060 -12.91%
on 02/20/20
-0.212 (-10.57%)
since 01/28/20
52-Week
1.521 +17.95%
on 04/02/20
2.612 -31.32%
on 05/20/19
-0.719 (-28.61%)
since 04/26/19

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 2.027
1st Resistance Point 1.911
Last Price 1.794s
1st Support Level 1.690
2nd Support Level 1.585

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52-Week High 2.612
Fibonacci 61.8% 2.195
Fibonacci 50% 2.066
Fibonacci 38.2% 1.938
Last Price 1.794s
52-Week Low 1.521

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