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Natural Gas Mar '24 (NGH24)
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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices Sink as Warm Winter Temps Engulf the U.S.

March Nymex natural gas (NGH24) on Friday closed -0.129 (-7.45%).

Nat-gas prices on Friday closed sharply lower as a shift in U.S. weather forecasts to warmer sent nat-gas prices tumbling.  The Commodity Weather Group said "strong warmth" is expected for the mid-western to the eastern parts of the U.S. from March 4-8, reducing heating demand for nat-gas and keeping supplies elevated.   U.S. nat-gas prices also had some negative carryover from a fall in European nat-gas prices Friday to a 2-3/4 year low.

Nat-gas prices have collapsed this year and posted a 3-1/2 year nearest-futures low on 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 damaged equipment.... 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
02/28/24 (2 days)
Expiration Date
02/27/24 (1 day)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 20, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
567,791 (+15,011)
452,247 (-1,053)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
356,334 (+21,830)
510,206 (+39,145)
Producers - Long / Short
233,126 (+14,058)
306,380 (-4,579)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
199,361 (-925)
10,563 (+1,648)
Managed Money - Long / Short
245,132 (+12,497)
405,861 (+43,061)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
111,202 (+9,333)
104,345 (-3,916)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1.522 +13.14%
on 02/20/24
2.168 -20.57%
on 02/01/24
-0.453 (-20.83%)
since 01/26/24
3-Month
1.522 +13.14%
on 02/20/24
2.791 -38.30%
on 01/09/24
-1.082 (-38.59%)
since 11/24/23
52-Week
1.522 +13.14%
on 02/20/24
3.950 -56.41%
on 03/03/23
-1.927 (-52.81%)
since 02/24/23

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 1.831
2nd Resistance Point 1.776
1st Resistance Point 1.690
Last Price 1.707
1st Support Level 1.549
2nd Support Level 1.494
3rd Support Level 1.408

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52-Week High 3.950
Fibonacci 61.8% 3.023
Fibonacci 50% 2.736
Fibonacci 38.2% 2.449
Last Price 1.707
52-Week Low 1.522

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