Natural Gas Linkfest

We’ve talked not so long ago about Natural Gas becoming boring, if not an outright flight to quality trade for many (in the Jap Yen, it can’t go any lower mold), but it didn’t used to be that way. The term Natural Gas futures used to scare traders silly – with double digit percentage gains/losses in a day not all that rare.

Well – all it took to bring that back was a polar vortex plunging a big portion of the US into bitter cold (like, -20 below wind chill cold in Chicago), and Natural Gas shooting upwards, with a 19% range this week as it tacked on a gain of 9.4% today {past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results}.  This is on top of gains in November and December – and is just the kind of move momentum traders love to see. CTA’s that we work with currently long Natural Gas and cheering on the cold temperatures include: Covenant, Quantum Leap, Brandywine Symphony, and Sona Trading.

So… while everyone else will likely be talking about the Dow’s back to back days losing about 500 points – we can help but give a little love to Natural Gas with a special Nat Gas edition of our weekend reads:

  • Natural Gas Volatility Exploding — (Attain Capital)
  • CNN talked Natural Gas highs and made mention of one of our Natural Gas Tweets — (CNN)
  • Natural Gas Tops $5 for First Time Since 2010 — (Wall Street Journal)
  • This guy was calling for $8 Nat Gas  in 2012. He was off by a year but looks right now… low prices reliant on warm winters: — (Forbes)
  • Fun Facts for Natural Gas — (Spectra Energy)
  • Big gains for natural gas fuel big losses for hedge funds — (Reuters)
  • Arctic Cold Cuts Fuel Supplies as Refineries to Pipelines Freeze — (Bloomberg)
  • You think Nat Gas is bad… Propane prices doubled in two days — (Press Citizen)

For those of you new to the Natural Gas conversation, We happen to talk Nat Gas on our blog quite a bit, it turns out…

1. “Natural Gas on the Cusp

Back in March, Natural Gas was stuck in a trading range of between $2 and $6 for 5 years.

2. The Oil/Nas Gas Slide Continues

The impressive decline of the spread between Crude Oil and Natural Gas in 2012.

3. Nat Gas: Return of the Widowmaker?

We stack up and compare Nat Gas average daily moves percentages with largest daily move percentages.

4. “Sky High Talk on Low Natural Gas Prices

Someone (who wanted to remain anonymous) with 35 years of experience in the natural gas industry, shares his insights.

5. Natural Gas 2011 Yearly Performance

The yearly performance of Natural Gas Futures along with the other futures contracts back in 2011.

6. The Curious Case of Natural Gas

Would T. Boone Pickens natural gas legislation provide more supply to the industry, and therefore push down prices, or would the markets not follow supply and demand rules?

7. Natural Gas Price Increase a Natural Result?

Would the T. Boone Pickens legislation change the landscape of not only the natural gas industry, but also the Crude Oil industry as well? Look and find out.

8. Natural Gas 2010 Yearly Performance

The yearly performance of Natural Gas Futures along with the other futures contracts back in 2010.

 

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Benchmark index performance is for the constituents of that index only, and does not represent the entire universe of possible investments within that asset class. And further, that there can be limitations and biases to indices such as survivorship, self reporting, and instant history.

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Disclaimer
The performance data displayed herein is compiled from various sources, including BarclayHedge, RCM's own estimates of performance based on account managed by advisors on its books, and reports directly from the advisors. These performance figures should not be relied on independent of the individual advisor's disclosure document, which has important information regarding the method of calculation used, whether or not the performance includes proprietary results, and other important footnotes on the advisor's track record.

Benchmark index performance is for the constituents of that index only, and does not represent the entire universe of possible investments within that asset class. And further, that there can be limitations and biases to indices such as survivorship, self reporting, and instant history.

Managed futures accounts can subject to substantial charges for management and advisory fees. The numbers within this website include all such fees, but it may be necessary for those accounts that are subject to these charges to make substantial trading profits in the future to avoid depletion or exhaustion of their assets.

Investors interested in investing with a managed futures program (excepting those programs which are offered exclusively to qualified eligible persons as that term is defined by CFTC regulation 4.7) will be required to receive and sign off on a disclosure document in compliance with certain CFT rules The disclosure documents contains a complete description of the principal risk factors and each fee to be charged to your account by the CTA, as well as the composite performance of accounts under the CTA's management over at least the most recent five years. Investor interested in investing in any of the programs on this website are urged to carefully read these disclosure documents, including, but not limited to the performance information, before investing in any such programs.

Those investors who are qualified eligible persons as that term is defined by CFTC regulation 4.7 and interested in investing in a program exempt from having to provide a disclosure document and considered by the regulations to be sophisticated enough to understand the risks and be able to interpret the accuracy and completeness of any performance information on their own.

RCM receives a portion of the commodity brokerage commissions you pay in connection with your futures trading and/or a portion of the interest income (if any) earned on an account's assets. The listed manager may also pay RCM a portion of the fees they receive from accounts introduced to them by RCM.

See the full terms of use and risk disclaimer here.