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The United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) is off about 1% in the past week, but plunging temperatures across the U.S. could be a sign that those that can handle the volatility ought to be patient with UNG. Additionally, natural gas futures, which have outpaced the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial and Japan’s Nikkei […]

The U.S. Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) is the natural gas exchange traded fund that commands the most attention, but the equity-based First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas Index Fund (NYSEArca: FCG) also merits near-term consideration. The $475.6 million FCG is over is six and a half years old and has traded lower by 3.2% over […]

Despite the higher-than-expected supply injection last week, natural gas exchange traded funds are still showing some fire after experiencing a large pullback earlier this week. The United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) gained 0.5% Thursday. UNG declined 4.3% over the past week. Natural gas futures were also up 0.5% Thursday, trading around $3.64 per […]

The $175.2 million Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL) spent the first six months of 2013 in a steady downward spiral. Low natural gas prices, slack emerging markets demand and investors’ preference for resurgent alternative energy stocks conspired to plague KOL and its 34 holdings. The past three months have been a more positive story […]

U.S. Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) has appreciated by almost 30% from its bottom near the $14.24 a share level. This trend can sustain if supply continues to wane and demand holds steady. “Recent years have seen the expansion and refinement of new natural gas collection techniques. North American shale formations have provided substantial supply […]

Click here to listen. I am scheduled to do “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch. The new segment is every Thursday on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where I will highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund market. This week, I focus on the First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas ETF (NYEArca: FCG), an […]

A natural gas ETF has bounced almost 20% from its 52-week low with trading volume ramping up on speculation the commodity will recover after dropping below $2 per 1,000 cubic feet for the first time in over a decade. U.S. Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) rose nearly 5% on Thursday morning to trade just south […]

An ETF that invests in natural gas producers has rallied above its 50-day moving average on speculation the commodity has finally hit bottom and that companies will benefit from higher prices. First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas Index Fund (NYSEArca: FCG) was on a seven-day winning streak heading into Wednesday’s action, gaining about 10% during the […]

It is no secret that Natural Gas prices have fallen sharply over the past several years (with Gas prices looking like they will dip below $2 lately), and recently selling pressure has accelerated in related equity names as measured by First Trust ISE Revere Natural Gas (NYSEArca: FCG), which has declined nearly 10% just in […]

Unseasonably warm weather across the U.S. has kept natural gas futures-based exchange traded funds firmly depressed. ETF investors, though, may opt to gain exposure to the natural gas equities side as a less risky play on the natural gas market. With oversupply concerns still weighing on the futures market, funds such as the U.S. Natural […]

Natural gas exchange traded funds have been on a four-year losing streak as improvements in extraction techniques helped create a glut in supply. However, natural gas prices may finally reverse as companies are beginning to cut back. EnCana (NYSE: ECA), a large natural gas produces, last week said that it will cut production by 600 […]

Yesterday we profiled exchange traded funds that invest in natural gas futures, and this presents the opportunity to also highlight those ETFs that are exposed to natural gas related equities. [ETF Chart of the Day: Natural Gas] Historically, equities that are involved in the production, exploration, or marketing/servicing of natural gas have displayed a high […]

An exchange traded fund that invests in natural gas futures was down about 3% on Monday, falling to a new 52-week low on mild weather forecasts. The $1.3 billion U.S. Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) fell 2.9% to a low of $8.43 a share for the session.  The ETF is down about 30% year to […]

This week we have seen a significant price spike in “long” natural gas related ETFs. For instance, First Trust ISE Natural Gas (NYSEArca: FCG) has rallied nearly 10% this week alone on the heels of the announcement that BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) would purchase Petrohawk Energy (NYSE: HK). [Energy ETFs Jump on Petrohawk Deal] Petrohawk […]

Exchange traded funds that invest in the energy exploration and production sector jumped Friday along with Petrohawk Energy (NYSE: HK) after the company said it has accepted a $12.1 billion all-cash offer from BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP). Petrohawk shares jumped more than 60% as the deal assigned a big premium to the stock. The top […]

Natural gas prices and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are trying to reverse course after years of losses. As stated in the weekly natural gas update from the U.S. Department of Energy, demand increased at electric power plants to meet rising energy needs for air conditioners during warming weather conditions, reports Stephen Rose for Bloomberg. […]

Exchange traded funds that invest in natural gas rallied Thursday following a report estimating U.S. stockpiles rose less than expected in the latest week. Natural gas futures climbed to a three-month high, Dow Jones Newswires reported. “This is a market that is just starving for a fundamental headline,” said Jim Ritterbusch, head of oil-trading advisor […]

An investment newsletter that specializes in exchange traded funds (ETFs) on Friday recommended trades in portfolios for natural gas and India that have bounced recently. The ETF Review newsletter from Investors Intelligence said it is buying First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas Index Fund (NYSEArca: FCG) for its trading portfolio. The natural-gas ETF declined earlier this […]

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) following natural-gas futures were up more than 2% in early trading Monday, making up for at least some of their recent declines. However, temperate weather forecasts have dissuaded investors from betting on natural gas, which has sapped the heat from ETFs. U.S. Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) and iPath Dow Jones-UBS […]

Futures-based natural gas exchange traded funds (ETFs) had a rough go of it last week. Is there any hope for a turnaround? Maybe not anytime soon. Natural gas last week closed below $4, the lowest level in almost three months. That sank United States Natural Gas (NYSEArca: UNG) by nearly 10% and the newly-launched Teucrium […]

The crisis in Egypt at first glance may look disastrous, but analysts are taking a more long-term view of the growing economy and the future of its exchange traded fund (ETF). Steve MacDonald for iStockAnalyst notes that Egypt’s economy is the biggest in North Africa. Though it’s debatable as to how the uprising will ultimately […]

Though natural gas exchange traded funds (ETFs) are down today, the markets are betting that it won’t be the case for long. Hedge funds and other large speculators raised their net-long positions, or wagers on rising prices, in four gas contracts by 94% in the seven days ended Jan. 4, reports Asjylyn Loder for Bloomberg. […]

The cold snap sweeping the nation has been met with mixed reviews, but one area it has undoubtedly benefited is natural gas exchange traded funds (ETFs). Natural gas futures recently hit a two-week high on a mix of factors: Colder-than-normal weather forecasts A slightly diminished surplus of gas storage A decline in U.S. gas rig […]

Drilling in the large reserves of trapped natural gas in the east coast has kept gas prices, along with related exchange traded funds (ETFs), suppressed, but the cheap gas may mean a cleaner source for power generation. However, amid health and environmental concerns, one city is banning further drilling. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania city council recently […]

Natural gas exchange traded funds (ETFs) took a hit yesterday after the supply glut that has pressured prices all year showed few signs of easing. Can it be called a bottom? It’s easy to question the true direction of natural gas. After all, prices have been sinking for much of this year. By August, says […]

Natural gas exchange traded funds (ETFs) have had their share of challenges this year. Could cool weather on the East Coast break the funds’ cold snap? ThirdAge  News Staff reports that high natural gas and oil prices have helped some of the largest energy suppliers in the world to increase profits. For example, Conoco-Phillips (NYSE: […]

Because it’s cleaner burning than coal and more plentiful than oil, some have called natural gas the fuel of the future. Here’s what you should know before jumping into natural gas exchange traded funds (ETFs). Like other fuels, natural gas prices are heavily influenced by a variety of external factors: political events, social events, weather […]

The natural gas-related exchange traded fund (ETF) has hit a new low, trading downward as a result of rolling futures contracts. Pessimistic traders are dumping the commodity in favor of shorting natural gas. United States Natural Gas (NYSEArca: UNG) has been trading lower and lower since the mid 2008 as the fund keeps getting hit […]

Natural gas exchange traded funds (ETFs) have struggled in recent months, thanks to an embarrassment of riches for the fuel. Will a frigid winter be enough to bring prices back into balance? A heat wave that swept the country this summer briefly caused prices to spike, but the demand wasn’t enough to keep them there. […]

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) come in all different shapes, sizes and indexing strategies. While weighting by company size is one of the most commonly used methods, there are other indexing strategies worth a look, too. Quantitative Indexing. “Smart indexing” ETFs are designed to outperform the broad market. Don Dion for The Street says that one […]