Sir, I bought into NG yesterday as well and was a little unnerved by the close, however raybestos is right - few shares traded. I believe we will be fine in a long position. I've been watching gold (related stocks - not the commodity) for months trying to time an entry point, as both a hedge against stocks as well as a LT investment. While NG may not be the purest choice, I noticed that it trades in relative lockstep with Barrick (albeit more volatile and with exagerrated moves, but is way more affordable. That obviously translates into the ability to buy more shares for the buck, which of course translates into significantly larger profit potential.
This morning, and contrary to most's expectations for the post "shutdown", the price of gold is up around 2%. Could it be that the world got a shock from our own GOP clowns that took us to the precipice? Perhaps the world sees gold once again as a safe haven when compared with the now somewhat tarnished dollar?
Get used to big drops. Ng is extremely volatile. If $400 loss in a few seconds (which is the result of approx 150k sell) bothers you you had better stay out of the gold sector. Could get much worse before it gets better. Good luck in any case. G