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Natural Gas Jul '24 (NGN24)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices Fall Sharply as US Weather Forecasts Cool

August Nymex natural gas (NGQ24) on Monday closed down by -0.171 (-7.34%).  

Aug nat-gas prices Monday sank to a 2-1/4 month low and closed sharply lower.  Nat-gas prices were undercut by forecasts for cooler US temperatures that would reduce demand from electricity providers to run air conditioning.  Forecaster Maxar Technologies said Monday that forecasts have shifted cooler for the central part of the US for July 20-24.  

Nat-gas prices have underlying support from the outlook for hot US temperatures this summer, which could boost nat-gas demand from electricity providers to power air conditioning.  The National Weather Service (NWS) said on June 11 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 is the most likely scenario."

Lower-48 state dry gas production Monday was 102 bcf/day (+1.2% y/y), according to BNEF.  Lower-48 state gas dem... 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
$2,797/2,543
First Notice Date
06/27/24
Expiration Date
06/26/24 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 9, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
563,645 (+10,562)
478,058 (-566)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
290,340 (+6,088)
395,812 (+21,272)
Producers - Long / Short
223,151 (+9,330)
297,216 (-3,527)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
193,598 (-874)
33,946 (+855)
Managed Money - Long / Short
221,574 (-608)
257,261 (+37,076)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
68,766 (+6,696)
138,551 (-15,804)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2.518 +4.37%
on 05/31/24
3.159 -16.81%
on 06/11/24
-0.145 (-5.23%)
since 05/24/24
3-Month
2.246 +17.01%
on 04/16/24
3.161 -16.86%
on 05/23/24
+0.289 (+12.36%)
since 03/26/24
52-Week
2.128 +23.50%
on 02/15/24
3.557 -26.12%
on 11/03/23
-0.758 (-22.39%)
since 06/26/23

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 2.845
2nd Resistance Point 2.795
1st Resistance Point 2.712
Last Price 2.628s
1st Support Level 2.579
2nd Support Level 2.529
3rd Support Level 2.446

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52-Week High 3.557
Fibonacci 61.8% 3.011
Fibonacci 50% 2.842
Fibonacci 38.2% 2.674
Last Price 2.628s
52-Week Low 2.128

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