Natural Gas Breaks Out

After a long decline, natural gas has rebounded and is now trading at levels not seen since March. At the same time, oil continues to decline in concert with the Euro, despite a moratorium on new offshore drilling.

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Natural Gas Data Overstated

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Energy Department has discovered that it has been overstating U.S. natural gas production data. Turns out that the Energy Information Administration was only collecting output information from large producers and then estimating production from the rest of the industry.


Natural Gas Continues Long Slide

Natural gas futures continued to decline last week after a government report showed a smaller than expected withdrawal from inventories. The United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG), an exchange traded security designed to reflect the changes in percentage terms of the price of natural gas, is down nearly 30% in 2010 and down nearly 60% from year ago levels.


Why the War on Commodity ETFs?

After enjoying a spectacular growth surge earlier this year, commodity ETF managers now find themselves under attack from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).


CFTC Puts New Limits on Two Commodity ETFs

In a move that casts a shadow on the future of US securities markets, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) withdrew permission for Deutsche Bank to exceed established limits on positions in Soybean, Corn and Wheat contracts.


Natural Gas ETF Manager Looks for New Approach

The manager of the giant US Natural Gas Fund (UNG) is responding to an uncertain regulatory enviornment by exploring new ways to gain exposure to the commodity according to an interview with the Wall Street Journal.