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Natural Gas Apr '24 (NGJ24)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices Rebound on Cooler US Weather Forecasts

May Nymex natural gas (NGK24) on Tuesday closed up by +0.041 (+2.42%).

May nat gas prices Tuesday recovered from a 3-week nearest-futures low and closed moderately higher.  Nat-gas prices rallied on updated weather forecasts calling for cooler US temperatures.  Maxar Technologies said some parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast will see a cooler air mass from a front exiting the East Coast from April 21-25.

Nat-gas prices have collapsed earlier this year, with nearest-futures (NGJ24) posting a 3-3/4 year low on March 26 as an unusually mild winter curbed heating consumption for nat-gas and pushed inventories well above average.  As of April 5, US nat-gas inventories were +38.4% above their 5-year seasonal average, signaling abundant nat-gas supplies.  

Nat-gas prices are also under pressure after the Freeport LNG nat-gas export terminal in Texas on March 1 shut down one of its three production units due to damage from extreme cold in Texas.  The unit recently reop... 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
$2,993/2,721
First Notice Date
03/27/24
Expiration Date
03/26/24 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 9, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
575,443 (-11,319)
472,189 (-18,543)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
320,180 (-24,013)
448,077 (-14,846)
Producers - Long / Short
227,457 (+9,620)
317,137 (+9,067)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
210,395 (+7,390)
17,461 (+719)
Managed Money - Long / Short
228,403 (-20,448)
316,950 (-15,587)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
91,777 (-3,565)
131,127 (+741)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1.481 +6.35%
on 03/26/24
2.009 -21.60%
on 03/05/24
-0.169 (-9.69%)
since 02/26/24
3-Month
1.481 +6.35%
on 03/26/24
2.717 -42.03%
on 01/09/24
-0.661 (-29.56%)
since 12/26/23
52-Week
1.481 +6.35%
on 03/26/24
3.325 -52.63%
on 10/09/23
-1.686 (-51.70%)
since 03/24/23

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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 1.820
2nd Resistance Point 1.734
1st Resistance Point 1.654
Last Price 1.575s
1st Support Level 1.488
2nd Support Level 1.402
3rd Support Level 1.322

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52-Week High 3.325
Fibonacci 61.8% 2.621
Fibonacci 50% 2.403
Fibonacci 38.2% 2.185
Last Price 1.575s
52-Week Low 1.481

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