Natural Gas

Feb 01, 2023

In 1990, the New York Mercantile Exchange, a leading energy futures market, introduced futures contracts on U.S. natural gas for delivery at the Henry Hub in Erath, Louisiana. The price opened at $1.61 per MMBtu, with each contract representing... more

Nov 30, 2022

As markets head into the final month of 2022, market participants continue to face uncertainty as the war in Ukraine continues, the Fed is battling the highest inflation in decades, gridlock in the US government is on the horizon in 2023, and... more

May 02, 2022

Natural gas futures began trading on the CME’s NYMEX division in 1990. Over the past thirty-two years, the price has traded from a low of $1.02 to a high of $15.65 per MMBtu. Wild price swings are nothing new for the natural gas futures arena,... more

Mar 01, 2022

The first major war in Europe since WW II broke out in February with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. At the beginning of March, the Ukrainian military and citizens continued to hold off the Russian invaders from conquering the country, but not... more

Jan 04, 2022

The raw material markets asset class moved higher in the fourth quarter of 2021 after posting gains throughout the year. The commodity asset class consisting of 29 of the primary commodities that trade on US and UK exchanges moved 4.73% higher in... more

Jul 26, 2021

Commodity prices have been trending higher since reaching lows in March and April 2020. Over the first six months of 2021, a composite of the asset class was up over 20%. In May, lumber, copper, and palladium prices reached all-time highs. While... more

Dec 01, 2020

In late June 2020, the nearby natural gas futures price fell to its lowest level in twenty-five years when it reached $1.432 per MMBtu. Days after the low, Warren Buffett announced that Berkshire Hathaway acquired transmission and pipeline assets... more

Oct 06, 2017

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard has three tabs. The first tab displays today’s market quotes, volume, and open interest data. If the last price is matching the open price, then the open price is highlighted blue. If the last price is... more

Feb 13, 2017

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard scans the options on the natural gas (Globex) futures market for volume and ranks the volume traded for each expiry out sixteen months. The scan covers options traded ten strikes above and below the at-the-... more

Dec 02, 2015

Customers using our flagship product, CQG Integrated Client (CQG IC), have access to a new study called Algo Orders. Using a proprietary algorithm, this indicator of trading activity detects and exposes hidden volume (iceberg orders) on the... more