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Natural Gas Mini Jan '24 (QGF24)
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Natural Gas Mini Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices End Higher on Fund Short Covering Ahead of March Expiration

March Nymex natural gas (NGH24) on Monday closed +0.056 (+3.49%).

Nat-gas prices on Monday posted moderate gains on some fund short covering ahead of the expiration of the March futures contract on Tuesday.   The upside for nat-gas prices appears limited in the near term as the warm U.S. winter weather continues, which will curb heating demand for nat-gas and keep supplies elevated.  Maxar Technologies said Monday that "record challenging warmth" will move across the Midwest into the eastern U.S. from March 2-6.  

Nat-gas prices have collapsed this year and posted a 3-1/2 year nearest-futures low last Tuesday as an unusually mild winter curbed heating consumption for nat-gas and pushed inventories well above average.

Nat-gas prices are also under pressure from the announcement by the Freeport LNG nat-gas export terminal in Texas on January 26 that it was forced to shut down one of its three production units for a month for repairs after extreme cold in Texas damage... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
E-Mini Natural Gas
Contract Size
2,500 MMBtu (million British thermal units)
Tick Size
0.005 per MMBtu ($12.50 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (Settles 1:30p.m.) CST
Exchange
NYMEX
Point Value
$2,500
Margin/Maintenance
$899/818
First Notice Date
12/28/23
Expiration Date
12/26/23 (expired)

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Natural Gas Mini Jan '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jan Contracts
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2.235 +14.09%
on 12/13/23
2.990 -14.72%
on 11/28/23
-0.449 (-14.97%)
since 11/24/23
3-Month
2.235 +14.09%
on 12/13/23
3.970 -35.77%
on 10/09/23
-0.969 (-27.54%)
since 09/26/23
52-Week
2.235 +14.09%
on 12/13/23
5.323 -52.09%
on 12/27/22
-2.757 (-51.95%)
since 12/23/22

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 2.767
2nd Resistance Point 2.673
1st Resistance Point 2.612
Last Price 2.550s
1st Support Level 2.457
2nd Support Level 2.363
3rd Support Level 2.302

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52-Week High 5.323
Fibonacci 61.8% 4.143
Fibonacci 50% 3.779
Fibonacci 38.2% 3.415
Last Price 2.550s
52-Week Low 2.235

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