United States Natural Gas Fund, LP

  • Is Natural Gas Making a Comeback?

    By Lior Cohen - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: LNG, NU, UNG

    In the past several months natural gas has had a downward trend. The price of natural gas is getting closer to the $3 mark. Despite the sharp fall in natural gas price, it is still much higher than last year’s price that reached at one point $2. Looking forward, will the natural gas market continue to cool down? How the recent developments in this market affect natural gas companies more »

  • Will Natural Gas Fall Below $3?

    By Lior Cohen - June 29, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, NU, UNG

    The natural-gas market has been cooling down in recent weeks as the price of natural gas has been declining. Will natural gas decline further? Will it fall below the $3 mark? How will the recent developments in the natural-gas market affect leading natural-gas companies such as Northeast Utilities System (NYSE: NU)?

    Let’s examine the recent developments in the natural-gas and liquefied-natural- gas (LNG) markets and see what is up more »

  • Commodities: Long/Short

    By Federico Zaldua - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: VALE, UNG, USO

    With ten-year Treasury rates spiking fast and stock prices moving down, it's remarkable to see how resilient commodity prices have been during the past few weeks. Here I make a supply and demand analysis of three popular commodities. Whether you have them in your portfolio or not, you may want to take a look at what has been happening in this markets. Here I will also offer some ideas more »
  • Gas Exports: Top Implications

    By Federico Zaldua - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: APA, CHK, UNG

    The shale gas revolution in the U.S. has made internal gas prices tumble from more than $10 per million of british thermal unit (mmbtu) to the current $4 per mmbtu, thanks to the supply boom. Low prices are bad news for producers, but great news for industrial companies that use natural gas intensively, such as Alcoa or Dow Chemical. This cost advantage may remain going forward, but not at more »

  • Will The Price of Natural Gas Continue to Tumble?

    By Lior Cohen - May 9, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, CVX, NU, UNG

    The price of natural gas tumbled in the past couple of weeks. Will natural gas continue to trade down? How will the recent fall in the price of natural gas affect leading natural gas producers such as Chevron (NYSE: CVX)? Let's examine the recent developments in the natural-gas market and see what’s up ahead for the commodity.

    During May (up to date), the price of natural gas plunged more »

  • Invest In Nat Gas Or Nat Gas Stocks?

    By Mike Thiessen - May 7, 2013 | Tickers: COG, RRC, UNG

    The price of natural gas has started to rebound since mid-February of 2013. Investors can purchase the United States Natural Gas (NYSEMKT: UNG) ETF as an easy way to trade on the price of natural gas. The sustainability of a recovery in natural gas remains very uncertain. Prices have remained low since late 2009, due to excess supply not a decline in volume demand. Shale fracking resulted in increased supply more »

  • Natural Gas Stocks To Watch During Boom

    By Jean-Marc Saint - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: LNG, UNG

    When in doubt on your next move, it's best to find an expert in the field and ask him what's what. So, for energy investment, I sought the president of GRZ Energy, Anthony Grisanti.

    Invest it in natural gas,” said Grisanti, also a regular of CNBC's Futures Now, “either you invest it in a producer of natural gas, an explorer of natural gas—but that's the more »

  • Is The Price of Natural Gas Heading to a New High?

    By Lior Cohen - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, PEG, UNG

    The price of natural gas continues to rally. Will its rally end anytime soon? How will the recent recovery of the price of natural gas affect leading oil and gas producers such as Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK). Let's analyze the latest developments in the natural gas market and examine what’s next.

    During March and April (up to date), the price of natural gas spiked by 22.2%. Moreover more »

  • Is The Price of Natural Gas Heading to a New High?

    By Lior Cohen - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, PEG, UNG

    The price of natural gas continues to rally. Will its rally end anytime soon? How will the recent recovery of the price of natural gas affect leading oil and gas producers such as Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK). Let's analyze the latest developments in the natural gas market and examine what’s next.

    During March and April (up to date), the price of natural gas spiked by 22.2%. Moreover more »

  • Is The Price of Natural Gas Heading to a New High?

    By Lior Cohen - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, PEG, UNG

    The price of natural gas continues to rally. Will its rally end anytime soon? How will the recent recovery of the price of natural gas affect leading oil and gas producers such as Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK). Let's analyze the latest developments in the natural gas market and examine what’s next for the natural gas market.

    During March and April (up to date), the price of natural gas more »

  • Natural Gas Will Help to Drive Food Prices Higher

    By Joshua Bondy - March 19, 2013 | Tickers: DBA, RJA, UNG

    Natural gas is an important input in the creation of fertilizers. Slowly America's fracking miracle is starting to come out of its doldrums and it will help to boost fertilizer and food prices. Agricultural commodities do not receive the same fanfare as petroleum, but they are still viable investments. 

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    US Natural Gas Rotary Rigs in Operation data by YCharts

    With the fracking revolution, the supply of natural gas has more »

  • Natural Gas Transportation Is Calling in the Bulls

    By Joshua Bondy - March 13, 2013 | Tickers: CLNE, UNG, WPRT

    Bubbles are not a once in a millennia occurrence. From the Dutch tulip mania and the East India Trading Company to America's subprime housing boom, bubbles continue to upset markets. Natural gas appears to be in a similar situation. Increased demand through conversions from crude based fuels to natural gas is setting up the market for a boom. Early investors can gain by preparing their investment plans right now more »

  • Will Natural Gas Continue to Rally?

    By Lior Cohen - March 7, 2013 | Tickers: LNG, CHK, CVX, UNG

    The natural gas market is showing signs of recovery as the price of natural gas rallied in recent weeks. Does this mean natural gas will continue to rise? Or will natural gas change course and fall in the near future? How will the developments in the natural gas markets affect leading oil and gas companies including Chevron (NYSE: CVX) and Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK). Let's examine the recent changes more »

  • Will Someone Please Clean Up These Dirty Balance Sheets?

    By Chris Marasco - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: APC, CHK, RRC, UNG, USO

    Despite record-setting low interest rates and banks that are flush with capital, energy firms badly need financed.

    High spending, enormous risk appetite, and “perceived corporate governance lapses” have pushed investors to tone down risk-taking at these companies.  Let’s use Chesapeake (NYSE: CHK) as an example.

    Chesapeake’s talent for producing natural gas – it is the second largest producer in the U.S. – led the firm to seek debt.  That more »

  • Oil and Gas Servicer Warnings Present Good Opportunity

    By Peter Pham - December 28, 2012 | Tickers: BHI, HAL, SLB, BNO, UNG

    The world’s leading oil and gas service company, Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB), released an earnings warning due to project delays in Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States and Africa, as well as a slowdown in drilling activity in North America. Earnings therefore are expected to be up to $0.07 lower than expected.

    Its rival, Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI), in a report released earlier in December, has also said that the more »

  • What Is Holding Back Natural Gas From Rising?

    By Lior Cohen - December 13, 2012 | Tickers: CHK, XOM, RDS-A, UNG

    In the past six months the price of natural gas increased by nearly 52%. This rally, however, seems to have reached a halt as the price of natural gas declined in recent weeks. Will natural gas resume its rally in the weeks to follow? How will the current price of natural gas affect the profitability and revenues of leading oil and natural gas companies such as Royal Dutch Shell  and more »

  • Investors: Continue to Search for Income!

    By Chris Marasco - December 4, 2012 | Tickers: BP, CVX, COP, XOM, UNG

    In my last post, “Investors: Search for Income!,” I described a flurry of strong dividend-payers across the healthcare, technology, and financial sectors.  Why is dividend income important now?

    According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, investors are stuffing money into assets that increase their risk profile:

    Investors are desperate to get more income … So desperate, they may be taking on more investment risk than they realize.  Their desperation more »

  • Natural Gas is on the Rise; Will it Continue?

    By Lior Cohen - November 19, 2012 | Tickers: CHK, CVX, XOM, UNG

    The price of natural gas rose precipitately in recent days. Moreover, during the past three months (between September and November) the price (short term delivery) of natural gas rose by nearly 33.6%. Despite the recent rise, the price of natural gas is still well below its historic figures. This, in turn, is probably among the reasons for little to no growth in the profit margin of natural gas producers more »

  • Chesapeake Has Done it Again

    By Lior Cohen - November 16, 2012 | Tickers: CHK, CVX, XOM, UNG

    A few days ago Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) announced it will take a $2 billion loan for a five year period in order to rollover its current loans and assist the company’s cash flow problems. Just as I thought the company is starting to pull out of its financial mess, the company made this announcement. Investors didn't respond well to this news as shares of the company more »

  • 3 things I wish I had known before I started investing

    By Timothy Noffsinger - November 7, 2012 | Tickers: AIG, UNG

    A few weeks ago, my younger brother texted me and asked “Is AIG (NYSE: AIG) a good company to invest in?”  I wasn’t sure, so I told him I would call him the next day after looking into it. When we were on the phone, I asked him two questions:

    1. What does AIG do?

    2. Why do you want to invest in AIG?

    His answer to the first more »

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