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Natural Gas Oct '19 (NGV19)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Natural Gas Prices Settle Lower as Weather Forecasts Turn Warmer Through the End of Dec

Jan Nymex natural gas (NGF20) on Friday fell by -0.032 (-1.37%).

Jan nat-gas prices on Friday fell back on the outlook for warmer temperatures through the end of the month. The Commodity Weather Group on Friday said that weather models for the lower 48 U.S. states "performed an impressive backflip" and returned to a warmer outlook through late December.

Nat-gas prices had negative carry-over from Thursday's EIA report that showed weekly nat-gas inventories fell by -73 bcf last week, less than expectations for a decline of -78 bcf. The -73 decline, however, was still larger than the 5-year average decline for this time of year of -68 bcf.

High U.S. nat-gas production continues to be a bearish factor with lower-48 nat-gas production Friday up +8.2% y/y at 94.506 bcf/d. Strong U.S. nat-gas output has caused U.S. nat-gas inventories to rise sharply in recent months to the current level of +20.7% y/y from -22.3% y/y last March.

Thursday's weekly EIA report of... 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
$2,695/2,450
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 Dec 10, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
616,363 (-2,734)
432,298 (+2,251)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
206,258 (+17,423)
425,184 (+14,039)
Producers - Long / Short
179,477 (-10,144)
195,206 (-10,343)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
292,635 (-6,470)
92,841 (-1,286)
Managed Money - Long / Short
115,641 (+2,564)
360,178 (+18,559)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
90,617 (+14,859)
65,006 (-4,520)
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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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Barchart Technical Opinion

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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