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Natural Gas Jan '24 (NGF24)
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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices Under Pressure as Above-Normal Winter Temps Continue

April Nymex natural gas (NGJ24) on Friday closed -0.025 (-1.34%).

Nat-gas prices on Friday settled moderately lower.  The outlook for above-average U.S. winter temperatures to persist is weighing on nat-gas prices.  On Friday, NOAA said warm spring weather for the central and eastern U.S. regions will last into the middle of the month, which will curb heating demand for nat-gas and keep supplies elevated.  

Nat-gas prices have collapsed this year and plunged to a 3-1/2 year nearest-futures low (H24) this week as an unusually mild winter curbed heating consumption for nat-gas and pushed inventories well above average.  The U.S. Climate Prediction Center said there is a greater than 55% chance the current El Nino weather pattern will remain strong in the Northern Hemisphere through March, keeping temperatures above average and weighing on nat-gas prices.  AccuWeather said El Nino will limit snowfall across Canada this season in addition to causing above-normal temperatures... 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
$6,050/5,500
First Notice Date
12/28/23
Expiration Date
12/27/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 27, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
545,380 (-22,411)
433,185 (-19,062)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
326,328 (-30,006)
467,881 (-42,325)
Producers - Long / Short
217,990 (-15,136)
297,328 (-9,052)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
202,651 (+3,290)
11,118 (+555)
Managed Money - Long / Short
234,468 (-10,664)
355,916 (-49,945)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
91,860 (-19,342)
111,965 (+7,620)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2.235 +17.18%
on 12/13/23
2.992 -12.47%
on 11/28/23
-0.327 (-11.10%)
since 11/27/23
3-Month
2.235 +17.18%
on 12/13/23
3.975 -34.11%
on 10/09/23
-0.932 (-26.25%)
since 09/27/23
52-Week
2.235 +17.18%
on 12/13/23
5.267 -50.28%
on 12/28/22
-2.704 (-50.80%)
since 12/27/22

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 2.867
2nd Resistance Point 2.794
1st Resistance Point 2.707
Last Price 2.619s
1st Support Level 2.547
2nd Support Level 2.474
3rd Support Level 2.387

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52-Week High 5.267
Fibonacci 61.8% 4.109
Fibonacci 50% 3.751
Fibonacci 38.2% 3.393
Last Price 2.619s
52-Week Low 2.235

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