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Natural Gas Oct '19 (NGV19)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Natural Gas Prices Close Higher on Forecasts for Hot U.S. Temps to Linger

Aug Nymex natural gas (NGQ20) on Friday closed up +0.026 (+1.46%).

Nat-gas prices on Friday shook off early losses and moved higher on forecasts for hot temperatures to continue. The Weather Company said on Friday that temperatures would be above normal in parts of the Southwest and most of the eastern third of the U.S. during July 15-19, with heat intensifying across the Midwest and Northeast the following week. The hot temperatures should boost nat-gas demand from power companies to drive increased air-conditioning demand. BNEF estimates that nat-gas demand from power generators was 41.2 bcf/d on Monday, an all-time high for that day in data going back to 2014.

Nat-gas prices initially opened lower Friday on the growing concern that the resurgence of coronavirus infections will slow economic activity and undercut nat-gas demand. The U.S. reported a record of 61,791 new coronavirus infections on Thursday. Florida, Texas, and California all reported record deaths from... 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
09/27/19
Expiration Date
09/26/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 7, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
545,173 (-12,306)
512,232 (-2,777)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
314,799 (-1)
369,708 (-8,465)
Producers - Long / Short
226,114 (-10,442)
228,590 (-4,285)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
219,526 (+3,764)
184,109 (+7,136)
Managed Money - Long / Short
259,978 (+2,582)
238,118 (-25,657)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
54,821 (-2,583)
131,590 (+17,192)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2.175 +11.63%
on 08/27/19
2.710 -10.41%
on 09/17/19
+0.195 (+8.73%)
since 08/26/19
3-Month
2.045 +18.73%
on 08/05/19
2.710 -10.41%
on 09/17/19
+0.153 (+6.73%)
since 06/26/19
52-Week
2.045 +18.73%
on 08/05/19
3.000 -19.07%
on 03/19/19
-0.243 (-9.10%)
since 09/26/18

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 2.603
1st Resistance Point 2.515
Last Price 2.428s
1st Support Level 2.365
2nd Support Level 2.303

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52-Week High 3.000
Fibonacci 61.8% 2.635
Fibonacci 50% 2.523
Last Price 2.428s
Fibonacci 38.2% 2.410
52-Week Low 2.045

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