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Natural Gas Aug '24 (NGQ24)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices Finish Sharply Higher on a Bullish EIA Storage Report

August Nymex natural gas (NGQ24) on Thursday closed up by +0.090 (+4.42%).  

Aug nat-gas prices Thursday settled sharply higher after weekly EIA nat-gas inventories rose less than expected.  The EIA reported that nat-gas inventories rose +10 bcf, below expectations of +27 bcf and well below the five-year average for this time of year of +49 bcf.

Nat-gas prices fell back from their best level Thursday after the Commodity Weather Group said forecasts shifted slightly cooler in the upper Midwest for July 23-27, which should curb nat-gas demand from electricity providers to power air conditioning.

On Wednesday, nat-gas prices plummeted to a 2-1/2 month low due to the glut of US nat-gas supplies, with nat-gas inventories +16.9% above their 5-year seasonal average as of July 12.  Also, an outage at the Freeport liquified natural gas terminal has reduced US gas exports and boosted already bloated inventories.  The Freeport LNG terminal slowly began to restart after Hurric... 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
07/30/24 (11 days)
Expiration Date
07/29/24 (10 days)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas Aug '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug 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
2.015 +3.52%
on 07/17/24
3.027 -31.09%
on 06/20/24
-0.904 (-30.23%)
since 06/18/24
3-Month
2.015 +3.52%
on 07/17/24
3.221 -35.24%
on 06/11/24
-0.336 (-13.87%)
since 04/19/24
52-Week
2.015 +3.52%
on 07/17/24
3.592 -41.93%
on 11/03/23
-1.233 (-37.15%)
since 07/19/23

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 2.275
2nd Resistance Point 2.204
1st Resistance Point 2.165
Last Price 2.092
1st Support Level 2.055
2nd Support Level 1.984
3rd Support Level 1.945

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52-Week High 3.592
Fibonacci 61.8% 2.990
Fibonacci 50% 2.803
Fibonacci 38.2% 2.617
Last Price 2.092
52-Week Low 2.015

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