Long term investment of Natural Gas

Discussion in 'Commodity Futures' started by heispark, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. heispark


    What is the best vehicle for long term investment of natural gas? Futures have roll-over cost and ETF is reset daily and not accurately following actual performance as far as I know. Please share your experience. I think I can safely buy whenever price drops to near $2 with stop loss below $1. Because it has production cost, it actually cannot go down that deep I believe. Looking back history, price recovery is relatively quick.....
  2. Wheezooo


    Just buy a long-dated future.
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  3. bone

    bone ET Sponsor

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  4. Sig


    Depending how long is long there just wasn't any volume there last I checked (I was trying to go out 10 years with exposure every year). I agree with @bone, and would add that you might want to look at the MLPs with gas exposure.
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  5. bone

    bone ET Sponsor

    I wouldn't recommend you buying a long dated future (or short dated for that matter) unless your account capitalization is such that you could basically ignore it and not give a flip. You would get a decent market for Dec '20 but the market for Dec '21 is shite.

    The ETF UGAZ tracks the NG futures quite closely, and it is by far and away the most liquid of the NG ETF's.
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  6. heispark


    Why Leveraged ETFs Are Not a Long-Term Bet
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  7. themickey


    For those contemplating, 3 x leveraged so more volatility to be expected.
    Currently UGAZ ~ 16% below a MA200 with a mkt cap of $182M while ETF 'UNG' is ~1.5% above MA200 and mkt cap $229M.
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  8. bone

    bone ET Sponsor

    I agree completely - I was offering an alternative for holding a futures contract

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  9. Zor_Champ


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  10. themickey


    Triple leverage creates triple volatility, if one is prepared for that, sounds easy in theory but practically is hard on the nerves for long term buy & hold, hence why most futures traders don't buy & hold.
    #10     Nov 9, 2019