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Natural Gas Apr '25 (NGJ25)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices Settle Higher as European Gas Prices Jump

August Nymex natural gas (NGQ24) on Tuesday closed up by +0.030 (+1.39%).  

Aug nat-gas prices settled moderately higher on Tuesday.  Short covering emerged in nat-gas futures Tuesday on carryover support from a +4% rally in European nat-gas prices to a 1-week high.  Weather forecasts are mixed for nat-gas, as NatGasWeather said Tuesday that much of the US west, south, and east will see very warm temperatures from July 23-31, but the central states should see seasonal temperatures.  

On Monday, nat-gas prices sank to a 2-1/4 month low due to forecasts for cooler US temperatures that will reduce demand from electricity providers to run air conditioning.  Also, current US gas supplies remain abundant as nat-gas inventories as of July 5 are +18.7% above their 5-year seasonal average.

Nat-gas prices have underlying support from the outlook for hot US temperatures this summer, which could boost nat-gas demand from electricity providers to power air conditioning.  The Na... 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
$2,797/2,543
First Notice Date
03/28/25 (254 days)
Expiration Date
03/27/25 (253 days)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas Apr '25
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Apr Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 9, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
563,645 (+10,562)
478,058 (-566)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
290,340 (+6,088)
395,812 (+21,272)
Producers - Long / Short
223,151 (+9,330)
297,216 (-3,527)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
193,598 (-874)
33,946 (+855)
Managed Money - Long / Short
221,574 (-608)
257,261 (+37,076)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
68,766 (+6,696)
138,551 (-15,804)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2.812 +0.53%
on 07/17/24
3.216 -12.10%
on 06/18/24
-0.326 (-10.34%)
since 06/17/24
3-Month
2.812 +0.53%
on 07/17/24
3.324 -14.95%
on 06/11/24
-0.192 (-6.36%)
since 04/17/24
52-Week
2.764 +2.28%
on 02/20/24
3.801 -25.62%
on 11/03/23
-0.687 (-19.55%)
since 07/17/23

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 2.960
2nd Resistance Point 2.935
1st Resistance Point 2.906
Last Price 2.814
1st Support Level 2.852
2nd Support Level 2.827
3rd Support Level 2.798

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52-Week High 3.801
Fibonacci 61.8% 3.405
Fibonacci 50% 3.282
Fibonacci 38.2% 3.160
Last Price 2.814
52-Week Low 2.764

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