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Natural Gas May '24 (NGK24)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices Fall as Weekly EIA Inventories Climb Above Expectations

July Nymex natural gas (NGN24) on Thursday closed down by -0.086 (-2.82%).  

July nat-gas prices settled moderately lower on Thursday after weekly EIA nat-gas supplies rose more than expected.  The EIA reported Thursday that nat-gas inventories for the week ended June 7 rose +74 bcf, above the consensus of +72 bcf, keeping nat-gas inventories +23.9% above their 5-year seasonal average and signaling robust supplies.

Prices recovered from their worst levels Thursday after forecaster Atmospheric G2 said near-record heat is expected in the eastern half of the US from June 18-22, boosting nat-gas demand from electricity providers for air-conditioning.  

The outlook for hot summer temperatures in the US is a bullish factor for nat-gas prices.  Last Tuesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said that "the vast majority of the lower 48 US states could see above-average temperatures for the next three months, and for a good portion of states, a hotter-than-normal summer i... 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
$3,128/2,844
First Notice Date
04/29/24
Expiration Date
04/26/24 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas May '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 4, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
549,348 (-29,275)
463,859 (-53,969)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
264,983 (-9,044)
364,648 (+15,198)
Producers - Long / Short
199,332 (-13,248)
296,925 (-50,292)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
205,692 (-13,771)
22,610 (-1,421)
Managed Money - Long / Short
207,714 (-7,494)
191,424 (+19,422)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
57,269 (-1,550)
173,224 (-4,224)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1.482 +8.91%
on 04/26/24
1.943 -16.93%
on 04/10/24
-0.174 (-9.73%)
since 03/26/24
3-Month
1.482 +8.91%
on 04/26/24
2.289 -29.49%
on 01/29/24
-0.687 (-29.86%)
since 01/26/24
52-Week
1.482 +8.91%
on 04/26/24
3.343 -51.72%
on 11/03/23
-1.532 (-48.70%)
since 04/26/23

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 1.813
2nd Resistance Point 1.721
1st Resistance Point 1.667
Last Price 1.614s
1st Support Level 1.521
2nd Support Level 1.429
3rd Support Level 1.375

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52-Week High 3.343
Fibonacci 61.8% 2.632
Fibonacci 50% 2.412
Fibonacci 38.2% 2.193
Last Price 1.614s
52-Week Low 1.482

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