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Natural Gas Aug '20 (NGQ20)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Natural Gas Falls Back From a 7-1/2 Month High as 1 Million Customers Still Without Power on the East Coast

Sep Nymex natural gas (NGU20) on Thursday closed down -0.026 (-1.19%).

Sep nat-gas prices on Thursday retreated from a 7-1/2 month nearest-futures high and closed lower on demand concerns. Over 1 million customers are still without power on the U.S. East Coast due to damage from Tropical Storm Isaias, which is curbing nat-gas demand from business and residential customers. Nat-gas prices also fell back Thursday after weekly EIA nat-gas inventories climbed 33 bcf, above consensus of 30 bcf and right on the 5-year average.

Nat-gas prices initially rallied to 7-1/2 month high Thursday morning on forecasts for warmer U.S. temperatures to persist, which should boost nat-gas demand from power plants to run air conditioners. Maxar said today that above-normal temperatures are expected across most lower 48 states from August 11-20.

Temperatures during July were the hottest in 20 years, according to BNEF. Also, the U.S. Climate Prediction Center recently forecast warmer-... 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
07/30/20
Expiration Date
07/29/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 28, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
538,330 (+10,353)
541,704 (+11,612)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
330,969 (+2,949)
349,663 (-1,237)
Producers - Long / Short
246,907 (+7,956)
234,061 (+6,010)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
172,214 (-426)
188,434 (+2,779)
Managed Money - Long / Short
278,410 (+7,294)
235,978 (-11,425)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
52,559 (-4,345)
113,685 (+10,188)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1.605 +15.51%
on 07/20/20
1.924 -3.64%
on 07/07/20
+0.145 (+8.48%)
since 06/29/20
3-Month
1.517 +22.21%
on 06/26/20
2.447 -24.23%
on 05/05/20
-0.342 (-15.57%)
since 04/29/20
52-Week
1.517 +22.21%
on 06/26/20
2.486 -25.42%
on 11/06/19
-0.548 (-22.81%)
since 07/29/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 1.963
1st Resistance Point 1.908
Last Price 1.854s
1st Support Level 1.784
2nd Support Level 1.715

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52-Week High 2.486
Fibonacci 61.8% 2.116
Fibonacci 50% 2.002
Fibonacci 38.2% 1.887
Last Price 1.854s
52-Week Low 1.517

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