Factors Seen in Place for Market Advance; November Gains

November natural gas advanced Tuesday as traders suggest that the market is close to breaking out of its current directionless malaise and move higher. At the close November had gained 5.4 cents to $3.658 and December was up by 5.8 cents to $3.852. December crude oil gained $1.90 to $93.17/bbl.

October 26, 2011

Futures Fall Below $4 to End Week

Adding to the week’s trend of back-and-forth trading — a product of a directionless market — October natural gas futures probed lower values on Friday and closed at $3.881, down 13.8 cents from Thursday’s finish and 14.3 cents below the previous week’s close.

September 27, 2010

Futures Post Small Gain; Market Still Seen as Directionless

June natural gas futures traded in an extremely tight 12-cent range Wednesday, further highlighting the market’s recent directionless pattern. Trading between $7.610 to $7.730, the prompt month ended up closing 8.3 cents higher at $7.720, breaking the week’s two-day string of lower closes.

May 10, 2007

Futures Soar 30-Plus Cents as Funds Cover Shorts

Coming as the antithesis to Monday’s humdrum directionless trading action, Tuesday saw natural gas futures traders push the May contract to new highs for the move at $7.930 before closing out the regular session at $7.869, up 32.3 cents from Monday.

April 11, 2007

Natural Gas Futures Drop Just Over a Nickel Despite Crude’s Purge

Coming off the long holiday weekend, natural gas futures traders on Monday were just as directionless as they had been the previous week. May natural gas bounced within a 15-cent range on the day before settling at $7.546, down 6.1 cents on the day.

April 10, 2007