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Natural Gas Dec '22 (NGZ22)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Plunges on the Outlook for Above-Normal Temps

Jan Nymex natural gas (NGF23) on Monday closed down -0.704 (-11.21%).

Jan nat gas Monday plunged to a 6-week nearest-futures low and closed sharply lower on the outlook for above-normal U.S. temperatures that would curb heating demand for nat-gas.  Forecaster Atmospheric G2 on Monday said that U.S. weather forecasts have trended "notably warmer across the eastern and central U.S. since last Friday,” with well above-normal temperatures seen east of the Rockies from Dec 10-14.

Nat-gas prices were already on the defensive from last Friday after the Freeport LNG export terminal said that it expects to restart its facility around year-end, a further delay from its previous indication of a mid-December restart.  The closure of the facility has been bearish for nat-gas prices since the reduction in LNG exports has boosted U.S. nat-gas inventories.

Lower-48 state dry gas production on Monday was 100.5 bcf (+3.8% y/y), modestly below the record high of 103.6 bcf posted on O... 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
$9,900/9,000
First Notice Date
11/29/22
Expiration Date
11/28/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas Dec '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 29, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
439,813 (-7,426)
303,622 (-342)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
140,093 (+4,427)
303,522 (-3,069)
Producers - Long / Short
145,990 (-2,174)
206,580 (+1,366)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
219,818 (-2,216)
23,037 (+1,328)
Managed Money - Long / Short
115,928 (+3,382)
178,841 (-4,420)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
24,165 (+1,045)
124,681 (+1,351)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
5.614 +19.56%
on 11/01/22
7.604 -11.73%
on 11/23/22
+1.028 (+18.09%)
since 10/28/22
3-Month
5.345 +25.58%
on 10/24/22
9.851 -31.86%
on 08/29/22
-2.761 (-29.15%)
since 08/26/22
52-Week
3.855 +74.11%
on 12/06/21
10.119 -33.67%
on 08/23/22
+2.088 (+45.16%)
since 11/26/21

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Nat-Gas Plunges on the Outlook for Above-Normal Temps

Jan Nymex natural gas (NGF23 ) on Monday closed down -0.704 (-11.21%). Jan nat gas Monday plunged to a 6-week nearest-futures low and closed sharply lower on the outlook for above-normal U.S. temperatures...

NGF23 : 5.661 (+1.51%)
Crude Sinks on Dollar Strength and Economic Concerns

Jan WTI crude oil (CLF23 ) on Monday closed down -3.05 (-3.81%), and Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF23 ) closed down -7.85 (-3.33%). Crude oil and gasoline prices Monday gave up an early advance and sold off...

CLF23 : 77.42 (+0.64%)
RBF23 : 2.2221 (+0.92%)
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Last Week’s Moves Corn 640-0 (-4.92%) | Soybeans 1438-6 (-1.41%) | SRW Wheat 737-2 (-5.06%) KC Wheat 846-6 (-5.28%) | Live Cattle 156.150 (+0.97%) | Lean Hogs 90.875 (+7.11%) _________________________________________________________________________________________...

ZCH23 : 642-2 (+0.27%)
ZSF23 : 1447-4 (+0.68%)
ZWH23 : 741-4 (+0.34%)
KEH23 : 842-4 (unch)
LEG23 : 155.825s (-0.03%)
HEG23 : 90.525s (+0.11%)
Natural gas Weekly Forecast

The downtrend may be expected to continue, while market is trading below resistance level 6,929, which will be followed by reaching support level 6,131 and 5,687

Crude oil Weekly Forecast

An downtrend will start as soon, as the market drops below support level 79,65, which will be followed by moving down to support level 76,25

Crude Falls on Dollar Strength and Economic Concerns

Jan WTI crude oil (CLF23 ) this morning is down -0.76 (-0.95%), and Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF23 ) is down -2.94 (-1.29%). Jan Nymex natural gas (NGF23 ) is down -0.528 (-8.41%). Crude oil and gasoline prices...

CLF23 : 77.42 (+0.64%)
RBF23 : 2.2221 (+0.92%)
NGF23 : 5.661 (+1.51%)
Back To Basics

There was a lot of news over the weekend that oil traders eagerly awaited, and the general gist is that demand will get better, and supplies will get tighter. OPEC Plus did not have a surprise in store...

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Friday's Last Call, Lots of Markets to Talk About

I tried to narrow this piece down to a single topic, but it was no use. There was too much going on Friday.

$DXY : 105.38 (+0.09%)
CLF23 : 77.42 (+0.64%)
HOF23 : 3.0213 (+0.72%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 6.4673 (-0.84%)
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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 7.441
2nd Resistance Point 7.211
1st Resistance Point 6.961
Last Price 6.712s
1st Support Level 6.481
2nd Support Level 6.251
3rd Support Level 6.001

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52-Week High 10.119
Fibonacci 61.8% 7.726
Fibonacci 50% 6.987
Last Price 6.712s
Fibonacci 38.2% 6.248
52-Week Low 3.855

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