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Natural Gas Nov '23 (NGX23)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices Close Slightly Higher as US Weather Forecasts Shift Warmer

August Nymex natural gas (NGQ24) on Friday closed up by +0.003 (+0.14%).  

Aug nat-gas prices posted modest gains Friday as US weather forecasts turned hotter, which will boost nat-gas demand from electricity providers to run air conditioning.  Forecaster Atmospheric G2 said Friday that weather forecasts for the central US shifted warmer for July 24-28.

On Wednesday, nat-gas prices plummeted to a 2-1/2 month low due to the glut of US nat-gas supplies, with nat-gas inventories +16.9% above their 5-year seasonal average as of July 12.  Also, an outage at the Freeport liquified natural gas terminal has reduced US gas exports and boosted already bloated inventories.  The Freeport LNG terminal slowly began to restart after Hurricane Beryl damaged part of the plant.  The Freeport LNG plant is one of the largest in the US and can liquefy as much as 2% of US daily gas production.

Lower-48 state dry gas production Friday was 101.1 bcf/day (+1.0% y/y), according to BNEF.  Lo... 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
10/30/23
Expiration Date
10/27/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 16, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
571,316 (+7,671)
497,116 (+19,058)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
304,237 (+13,897)
397,771 (+1,959)
Producers - Long / Short
230,020 (+6,869)
303,396 (+6,180)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
182,430 (-11,168)
34,854 (+908)
Managed Money - Long / Short
223,958 (+2,384)
283,913 (+26,652)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
80,279 (+11,513)
113,858 (-24,693)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2.820 +12.20%
on 10/03/23
3.471 -8.84%
on 10/09/23
+0.265 (+9.14%)
since 09/27/23
3-Month
2.796 +13.16%
on 09/26/23
3.485 -9.21%
on 08/10/23
+0.022 (+0.70%)
since 07/27/23
52-Week
2.796 +13.16%
on 09/26/23
5.726 -44.74%
on 11/30/22
-2.039 (-39.19%)
since 10/27/22

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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 3.596
2nd Resistance Point 3.499
1st Resistance Point 3.331
Last Price 3.164s
1st Support Level 3.066
2nd Support Level 2.969
3rd Support Level 2.801

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52-Week High 5.726
Fibonacci 61.8% 4.607
Fibonacci 50% 4.261
Fibonacci 38.2% 3.915
Last Price 3.164s
52-Week Low 2.796

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