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Natural Gas Sep '19 (NGU19)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Natural Gas Prices Close Lower on Continued Warm U.S. Temps

Feb Nymex natural gas (NGG20) on Friday closed down by -0.033 (-1.71%).

Feb nat-gas prices on Friday closed lower but remained above Tuesday's 3-3/4 year low. Forecasts for warmer-than-normal U.S. temperatures continued to pressure nat-gas prices. The Commodity Weather Group on Friday said temperatures will be well above normal across most of the lower 48 U.S. states through Feb 2 and that the greatest intensity of warmth will be in the northern states, which are the biggest consumers of nat-gas. A warm start to the U.S. winter has reduced heating demand for nat-gas and elevated nat-gas inventories since December was the seventh warmest December in the post-1950 historical record.

Another bearish factor for nat-gas prices is the March/April 2020 futures spread that fell to a record low Tuesday of -0.045, the most negative that spread has been since it started trading in 2016. The March/April futures spread on Friday closed at -0.038 and has finished in negative territo... 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
$1,980/1,800
First Notice Date
08/29/19
Expiration Date
08/28/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas Sep '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Sep Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 21, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
662,747 (+14,058)
461,152 (+5,237)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
272,976 (+28,833)
522,381 (+39,056)
Producers - Long / Short
198,247 (+12,668)
213,235 (-1,559)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
303,008 (-6,001)
86,425 (-595)
Managed Money - Long / Short
169,755 (+14,674)
467,299 (+41,089)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
103,221 (+14,159)
55,082 (-2,033)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2.029 +10.94%
on 08/05/19
2.333 -3.51%
on 08/01/19
+0.101 (+4.70%)
since 07/26/19
3-Month
2.029 +10.94%
on 08/05/19
2.644 -14.86%
on 05/29/19
-0.336 (-12.99%)
since 05/28/19
52-Week
2.029 +10.94%
on 08/05/19
2.991 -24.74%
on 03/19/19
-0.401 (-15.12%)
since 08/28/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Opinion rating is a Hold. Short term, the outlook is Rising.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 2.323
1st Resistance Point 2.287
Last Price 2.251s
1st Support Level 2.205
2nd Support Level 2.159

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52-Week High 2.991
Fibonacci 61.8% 2.624
Fibonacci 50% 2.510
Fibonacci 38.2% 2.396
Last Price 2.251s
52-Week Low 2.029

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