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Natural Gas Dec '19 (NGZ19)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Natural Gas Drops to a 1-Week Low on Forecasts for Warm Temps

Mar Nymex natural gas (NGH20) this morning is down by -0.069 (-3.62%).

Nat-gas prices dropped sharply to a 1-week low this morning as the outlook for colder temperatures across the U.S. dissipated. NOAA today said that the chances of colder-than-normal temperatures in the Eastern U.S. 6-10 days out declined from previous forecasts. Also, Commodity Weather Group LLC on Friday said the U.S. weather outlook for early March turned "much warmer," which should reduce heating demand for nat gas.

Mar nat-gas plunged to a 3-3/4 year low last week as warm U.S. winter temps have curbed heating demand for nat-gas and boosted supplies. According to Energy Weather Group, the U.S. winter through January is the second warmest winter season in 70 years, which has reduced heating demand for nat-gas and elevated nat-gas inventories.

Also, demand concerns are weighing on nat-gas prices after Spanish-utility Naturgy Energy Group last Thursday canceled a nat-gas cargo from Cheniere E... 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
$1,650/1,500
First Notice Date
11/27/19
Expiration Date
11/26/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 18, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
642,052 (-18,326)
453,627 (-1,515)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
288,102 (+8,905)
513,688 (-8,984)
Producers - Long / Short
218,661 (-6,604)
226,848 (-2,139)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
295,121 (-6,481)
98,509 (+5,865)
Managed Money - Long / Short
185,250 (+21,885)
479,083 (-15,830)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
102,852 (-12,980)
34,605 (+6,846)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2.421 +2.02%
on 11/26/19
2.905 -14.97%
on 11/05/19
+0.011 (+0.45%)
since 10/25/19
3-Month
2.388 +3.43%
on 10/11/19
2.905 -14.97%
on 11/05/19
+0.007 (+0.28%)
since 08/26/19
52-Week
2.339 +5.60%
on 08/05/19
3.165 -21.96%
on 03/05/19
-0.471 (-16.01%)
since 11/26/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 32% Sell with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

The market is approaching oversold territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 2.585
1st Resistance Point 2.528
Last Price 2.470s
1st Support Level 2.417
2nd Support Level 2.363

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52-Week High 3.165
Fibonacci 61.8% 2.849
Fibonacci 50% 2.752
Fibonacci 38.2% 2.655
Last Price 2.470s
52-Week Low 2.339

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