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While the U.S. may not feel it now, this summer will likely be sweltering, potentially supporting natural gas-related exchange traded funds as electricity demand surges to combat the heat. According to the U.S. Climate Prediction Center, the U.S. Northeast, West Coast and Great Lakes region have the highest chance for warmer-than-normal temperatures from June through […]

Crude oil prices are finally bouncing back, and investors can also track the ups and downs of the energy market through commodity-related exchange traded funds (ETFs). West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures were down 2.4% Tuesday to $43.7 per barrel while Brent crude oil futures were 1.7% lower to $45.1 per barrel. Oil prices fell […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds slipped on the last day of March, ending the month on a muted note after a wild quarter that pushed the markets into a correction before clawing back the losses on swift rebound. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.5% over the first quarter of 2016. Meanwhile, the […]

Investors can use leveraged and inverse exchange traded funds to hedge a long position against sudden turns or capture short-term trends in more volatile market conditions. On the recent webcast, Tactical Strategies to Combat Market Volatility, Sylvia Jablonski, Managing Director and Co-Head of the Capital Markets & Institutional Strategy Team at Direxion, points out that […]

Natural gas futures and commodity-related ETFs have been rallying since the start of March After touching a 17-year low on March 3, natural gas futures have rallied on bets that prices have fallen too low Moreover, some argue that natural gas demand for electricity generation could be even higher this summer Natural gas futures and commodity-related exchange […]

Spring is quickly upon us, and natural gas exchange traded fund traders are already anticipating warmer weather and lower heating demand ahead. On Monday, the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) declined 6.8% and the iPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: GAZ) dropped 5.6%. Nymex natural gas futures decreased 6.3% Monday […]

An unexpected natural gas withdrawal rate as a cold front moved across the East Coast stoked a rally in gas-related exchange traded funds Thursday. On Thursday, the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) rose 4.0% and the iPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: GAZ) gained 5.8% as Nymex natural gas futures […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds experienced a wild ride this year, but with everything said and done, the markets are closing out 2015 pretty much where they started. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 1.5% over 2015. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite increased 6.5% and the S&P 500 was flat. The top performing non-leveraged […]

Natural gas exchange traded funds took a sharp turn Wednesday after rallying on a shift in the weather outlook. Traders who are wary of further weakness in the gas market may want to keep inverse or bearish fund options close at hand. On Wednesday, the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) fell 4.8%% and […]

Commodities have been down in the dumps this year as a strengthening U.S. dollar and slowing global economy weigh on demand. Consequently, exchange traded products linked to the raw materials have been among the worst performers of 2015. For instance, a natural gas-related exchange traded note and exchange traded fund are at the bottom of […]

Natural gas futures and related exchange traded funds soared to a three-week high Monday as the commodity heated up on more frigid forecasts ahead and bearish traders scrambled to cover positions. On Monday, the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) rose 8.5% and the iPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: GAZ) […]

The East Coast is finally expected to feel a colder winter, heating up natural gas-related exchange traded funds, with natgas futures posting their largest surge in almost two months after dipping toward 16-year lows. On Monday, the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) rose 6.2% and the iPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return […]

Natural gas-related exchange traded funds hit all-time lows and were among the worst performing assets Monday as natgas futures plunged to a 13-year low on diminished heating demand in a mild winter. On Monday, the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) fell 4.8% and the iPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: […]

The unusually temperate winter across the U.S. has sapped natural gas demand, dragging gas-related exchange traded funds to all-time lows and January-delivered futures contracts to a 17-year low. The United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) was unchanged in mid-Tuesday after paring early morning losses, which drove the natural gas ETF to new lows. UNG […]

Th unseasonably warm winter temperatures and diminished demand for heating fuel have pushed natural gas inventories to record highs and pushed natgas-related exchange traded funds to all-time lows. On Friday, the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) fell 4.1% and United States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNL) dropped 2.9%. The three-times leveraged-long […]

Natural gas prices and commodity-related exchange traded funds plunged Monday after meteorologists forecasted above-average temperatures this autumn season, diminishing the demand outlook for heating. On Monday, the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) fell 5.3% and the iPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: GAZ) plummeted 11.1%, extending their losses ahead of […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds regained their footing Wednesday, ending a tumultuous month on a positive note. Over September, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.5%, the Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.1% and the S&P 500 retreated 2.5%. The best performing non-leveraged exchange traded products over the past month include the ETFS Physical Palladium […]

Exchange traded fund traders who played the recent bout of wild market swings doubled down on risk and piled into leveraged products. Traders have increasingly turned to exchange traded funds and notes that use leverage or amplify potential returns on oil, gold and natural gas, even as many bets have plunged after the commodities retreat, […]

Despite stronger air conditioning demand during the sweltering summer, natural gas related exchange traded funds are seeing warning signs as inventory supply grows to record breaking levels. Year-to-date, the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) fell 13.5% and the iPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: GAZ) plunged 44.8%. With gas stores […]

A strengthening El Niño weather system could push temperatures above normal levels this winter, potentially pressuring heating demand and energy-related exchange traded funds. “If El Niño holds according to plan it would be warmer and drier than normal this winter in the Northeast,” Dan Leonard, senior meteorologist at Weather Services International, told CNBC. The El […]

Natural gas futures and commodity-related exchange traded funds slumped Thursday after inventory levels unexpectedly expanded last week. Nevertheless, gas prices could inch higher if the sweltering heat persists and fuels A/C demand. The United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) plunged 4.3% Thursday. UNG rose 5.0% over the past week and was up 5.2% over […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds experienced some choppy conditions, but investors have unclenched their teeth as markets largely rebounded over July. Over July, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.3%, the Nasdaq Composite increased 2.0% and the S&P 500 gained 1.8%. The best performing non-leveraged ETFs over the past month include the Market […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds closed out the second quarter on a positive note. However, U.S. stocks still experienced their worst first half to a year since 2010 as interest rate hike speculation, slowing economic growth and the continued Greek volatility weighed on investments. The Nasdaq Composite gained 4.7% and the S&P 500 […]

Natural gas prices and related exchange traded funds have been bouncing back, and U.S. energy companies may help support higher prices as they finally begin easing up on production. The United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) has surged 9.0% so far this month. Nevertheless, UNG is still down 5.0% year-to-date and 46.6% lower over […]

Previously downtrodden natural gas exchange traded funds, such as the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG), are taking part in the commodities rebound. UNG jumped 5.3% last week, bringing its one-month gain to 10.6%. More impressive is the fact that UNG is up 20% over the past three weeks after languishing amid abundant supplies […]

After steadily declining for most of the year, natural gas prices are finally bouncing back, with the commodity-related exchange traded funds testing its short-term resistance. On Friday, the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) was up 2.3% and the iPath Dow Jones-UBS Natural Gas Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: GAZ) was 3.5% higher after […]

While the equities market is still positive so far this year, U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds retreated over March as concerns over the U.S. dollar strength and energy sector weakness weighed on the earnings outlook ahead. The Nasdaq Composite gained 3.0% and the S&P 500 rose 4.4% so far this year. Meanwhile, the Dow […]

The United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) is heading toward a first-quarter loss of nearly 10%, but UNG’s woes barely scratch the surface of how much natural gas exchange traded products have struggled through the first three months of the year. The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Natural Gas Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: GAZ) entered […]

Natural gas market watchers should get use to low energy prices, which could keep gas-related exchange traded funds depressed. Morningstar‘s Mark Hanson, an energy strategist, and Stephen Simko, director of energy equity research, have lowered their natural gas outlook, project a $4 per thousand cubic feet over the midcycle. Despite rising exports and industrial consumption […]

The United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) has not been anything to write home about this year. Even with the nightly news telling America about frigid temperatures in the Midwest and Northeast on a regular basis, UNG is lower by 3.2% over the past month. Natural gas equities are a different story. The ISE-Revere […]