Three major supply-side factors affect prices:

  1. Amount of natural gas production
  2. Level of natural gas in storage
  3. Volumes of natural gas imports and exports

Three major demand-side factors affect prices:

  1. Variations in winter and summer weather
  2. Level of economic growth
  3. Availability and prices of competing fuels

Either way, traders can play both sides with three times the leverage utilizing GASL or GASX. GASX seeks daily investment results of 300% of the daily performance of the ISE-Revere Natural Gas IndexTM, while GASX seeks daily investment resultsof 300% of the inverse of the daily performance of the ISE-Revere Natural Gas IndexTM.

GASX invests at least 80% of its net assets in securities that track the index and other financial instruments that provide daily leveraged exposure to the index itself, which takes advantage of both event-driven news and long-term trends in the natural gas industry. GASL invests in swap agreements, futures contracts, short positions or other financial instruments that, in combination, provide inverse or short-leveraged exposure to the ISE-Revere Natural Gas IndexTM–also based on event-driven news and long-term trends.

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