kinda rough across the board. triple witching on friday so I hope netty can pull a rabbit out of the hat overnight. IMHO no move by the fed cements the china slowdown for some time.
I'll probably be selling today. nice couple of day run on no news-algo created short squeeze. The PE at 233 really bothers me as well. Throw in the fed and citron and zacks article is enough of a signal for me to lighten up. but who knows maybe we get another squeeze today.
just wanted to say hello to my fellow gas trading warriors. other than 10 UNG 12 buck calls for april (what was I thinking) I have no gas position. Just cant see how this wont pass sub gas 2.0. I read an earlier post, not much more happening than brief rallys in an overall downward range. Seems like the Anadarkos and the CHKs of the world are happy just gonna keep pumping up storage. williams new lines feeding NYC and north are full continously.
Conversion business is strong but has pulled back somewhat with oils fall, oil at $1.50 per 100K btu is still more expensive than natty at 1.00 (fully loaded with commodity, dist and other customer charges).
anyway hope all is well and if you got thought on gas let me know.
have to agree. in my mind we are below 2.0 due to the technicalities of the nov to dec price roll. if the dec contract was not priced about .20 cents higher during the roll then we are there now and trading an artificial plateau
with things in slowmo mode thats a solid strategy. I've given up on gas and been trading AAPL calls and puts. theres some life over there. we have customers that are telling me they can lock into 12 month gas supply contracts for their homes at .04 cents commodity charge. Things must be severly hedged for suppliers to offer those deals. avg homeowner gonna get away with winter gas bills less than 100 a month.
hey blue, I was wondering what the 4.2 was. amazing oil continues at historical 80 years capacity highs and yet it can rally. not so much with natty. they just keep their foot on her neck.
on this fridays report. gas got a stay of execution this week. historically, the first week of nov is when we start to see -negative withdrawls. so if it misses its gonna get ugly. I have a small handful of april calls so no axe to grind here. if she misses I still think gas 2.0 will be severely re-tested. or its a good time for a short squeeze.which seems overdue.
statistically, we are a week overdue for the start of negative withdrawls. based on the weather and the ginormous daily production I cant see how we dont see a negative withdrawl for a couple of weeks yet.
just bumping to the top, NG train is late by over a week. lets see what they do with todays +15. maybe we can turn this into a rally and I hope next weeks is negative. going into demand season 4 TCF is a lot of gas.
not good for prices to move up. another week shot and another week shorter for the drawdown. negative withdrawls are way overdue.. if we get a weak winter then we could closeout april with enormous amount of gas. contract pricing and monthly resets are also gonna challenge the long side.