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Natural Gas Mini Sep '21 (QGU21)

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Natural Gas Mini Futures Market News and Commentary

Natural Gas Rallies Sharply as Supplies Remain Tight Before Winter

October Nymex natural gas (NGV21) on Friday closed up +0.164 (+3.30%).

Oct nat-gas prices on Friday settled sharply higher for a second day amid persistent concerns about low U.S. gas inventories ahead of winter, a strong seasonal time for nat-gas demand.  As of Sep 17, U.S. nat-gas inventories are down -16.3% y/y and -6.9% below their 5-year average.  Also, some U.S. Gulf offshore rigs could remain offline for months due to damage from Hurricane Ida.  As of Thursday afternoon, 24.3% of U.S Gulf nat-gas production was still shut down from Hurricane Ida.  

Nat-gas demand may increase from electricity providers to power increased air conditioning usage after the Commodity Weather Group on Friday said that the U.S. East and West are expected to see normal weather conditions Sep 29-Oct 3, with above-average temperatures for the Midwest.

A supportive factor for nat-gas prices is concern that it may take longer for U.S nat-gas production to resume in the Gulf of Mexico a... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
E-Mini Natural Gas
Contract Size
2,500 MMBtu (million British thermal units)
Tick Size
0.5 cents 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
$962/875
First Notice Date
08/26/21
Expiration Date
08/26/21 (expired)

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Natural Gas Mini Sep '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Sep Contracts
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
3.685 +13.54%
on 08/19/21
4.205 -0.50%
on 08/04/21
+0.102 (+2.50%)
since 07/26/21
3-Month
2.940 +42.31%
on 05/27/21
4.205 -0.50%
on 08/04/21
+1.144 (+37.63%)
since 05/26/21
52-Week
2.548 +64.21%
on 12/28/20
4.205 -0.50%
on 08/04/21
+1.406 (+50.61%)
since 08/26/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 4.573
2nd Resistance Point 4.381
1st Resistance Point 4.283
Last Price 4.184s
1st Support Level 3.993
2nd Support Level 3.801
3rd Support Level 3.703

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52-Week High 4.205
Last Price 4.184s
Fibonacci 61.8% 3.572
Fibonacci 50% 3.376
Fibonacci 38.2% 3.181
52-Week Low 2.548

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