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Natural Gas Aug '20 (NGQ20)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Natural Gas Prices Settle Higher on Forecasts for Hot U.S. Temps Over the Next 2 Weeks

Sep Nymex natural gas (NGU20) on Friday closed up +0.073 (+3.37%).

Sep nat-gas prices on Friday settled higher but remained below Thursday's 7-1/2 month nearest-futures high. Nat-gas prices continue to rally on the outlook for hot temperatures to blanket the U.S over the next two weeks, which should boost nat-gas demand from power plants to run air conditioners. The Commodity Weather Group on Friday said temperatures would be above normal in Texas, the Midwest, and Northeast through August 21. Maxar, on Thursday, said 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-than-normal temperatures across the U.S. from August to October.

Export demand for nat-gas has picked up and is supportive for prices as BNEF data shows scheduled nat-gas flows to LNG export plants were at 4 bcf/day on Fr... 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
$2,530/2,300
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 Aug 4, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
543,209 (+4,879)
555,296 (+13,592)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
333,804 (+2,835)
341,399 (-8,264)
Producers - Long / Short
239,127 (-7,780)
230,404 (-3,657)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
185,667 (+13,453)
206,477 (+18,043)
Managed Money - Long / Short
289,081 (+10,671)
190,139 (-45,839)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
44,723 (-7,836)
151,260 (+37,575)
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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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