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Natural Gas May '20 (NGK20)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Natural Gas Prices Close Lower on a Mixed Weather Outlook

Oct Nymex natural gas (NGV20) on Friday closed down -0.109 (-4.85%).

Oct nat-gas prices on Friday retreated as they fell back from Thursday's 1-week high. A mixed weather outlook prompted long liquidation in nat-gas futures on Friday. The Commodity Weather Group sees colder-than-normal temperatures for the eastern half of the U.S. during Sep 30-Oct 4, although the European weather model sees a weaker cold front in the eastern U.S. than initially projected. Maxar, on Wednesday, said that widespread cold is poised to sweep the eastern half of the U.S. during Sep 28-Oct 7.

Increased export demand for U.S. nat-gas supplies is a supportive factor for prices as gas flows to U.S LNG export terminals on Friday were at 6.46 bcf, up +5.9% from Thursday.

Nat-gas prices tumbled to a 1-3/4 month low Monday on demand concerns. Industrial nat-gas demand remains tepid as BNEF data shows gas demand from power generators was estimated at just under 30 bcf for Monday, the lowest f... 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
$3,300/3,000
First Notice Date
04/29/20
Expiration Date
04/28/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 22, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
489,134 (+3,774)
557,395 (-4,050)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
344,684 (+23,460)
298,519 (+28,138)
Producers - Long / Short
190,208 (+6,596)
206,262 (-2,107)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
176,511 (-405)
228,718 (+474)
Managed Money - Long / Short
280,473 (+17,279)
181,810 (+40,325)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
64,211 (+6,181)
116,709 (-12,187)
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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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Barchart Trading Guide

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

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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