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Natural Gas Apr '23 (NGJ23)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices Recover on Forecasts for Warmer US Temps

June Nymex natural gas (NGM24) on Tuesday closed up +0.070 (+2.78%).

June nat-gas prices Tuesday recovered from a 1-week low and closed moderately higher.  Short covering in nat-gas futures emerged to push prices higher on forecasts for hot weather to expand across most of the US, boosting nat-gas demand from electricity providers to power air-conditioning.  The Commodity Weather Group said Tuesday that forecasts of warmer weather expanded across much of the country, particularly to the East Coast and across much of the central part of the US from June 2-8.  

In addition, the National Weather Service said Tuesday that "the vast majority of the lower 48 US states could see above-average temperatures for the next three months, and for a good portion of states, a hotter-than-normal summer is the most likely scenario."

Nat-gas prices have rebounded higher to a 4-1/2 month high last Thursday from the 3-3/4 year nearest-futures low (NGK24) posted on April 26.  Nat-gas pr... 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
$3,027/2,752
First Notice Date
03/30/23
Expiration Date
03/29/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas Apr '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Apr Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 21, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
610,864 (-9,138)
533,998 (+18,739)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
291,880 (+1,074)
381,975 (-25,463)
Producers - Long / Short
229,876 (-14,233)
361,053 (+18,570)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
231,573 (+5,469)
23,530 (+543)
Managed Money - Long / Short
218,722 (+3,602)
202,153 (-24,047)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
73,158 (-2,528)
179,822 (-1,416)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1.944 +2.42%
on 03/29/23
3.027 -34.23%
on 03/03/23
-0.756 (-27.52%)
since 02/28/23
3-Month
1.944 +2.42%
on 03/29/23
4.051 -50.85%
on 12/29/22
-2.017 (-50.32%)
since 12/28/22
52-Week
1.944 +2.42%
on 03/29/23
6.165 -67.70%
on 06/13/22
-1.997 (-50.08%)
since 03/28/22

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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 2.207
2nd Resistance Point 2.145
1st Resistance Point 2.068
Last Price 1.991s
1st Support Level 1.929
2nd Support Level 1.867
3rd Support Level 1.790

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52-Week High 6.165
Fibonacci 61.8% 4.553
Fibonacci 50% 4.055
Fibonacci 38.2% 3.556
Last Price 1.991s
52-Week Low 1.944

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