Manage risk using highly liquid Henry Hub Natural Gas futures and options. Quickly get in and out of positions with the third largest physical commodity futures contract in the world by volume, or customize your trading strategies with American, calendar spread, European or daily options.
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Features and benefits
Deep, liquid market
400K contracts are traded daily, with 1.4M of open interest.
Control a large contract value with a small amount of capital. Used properly, it's a powerful way to increase capital efficiency.
NYMEX NG futures are closely connected to the spot market, reducing slippage.
Natural Gas TAS spreads (NGT) are now available on NYMEX in any spread combination for the first 12 consecutive monthly contracts.
Natural Gas is the world's 3rd largest physical commodities futures contract, with use growing in South America, Asia and Europe.
Nearly 24-hour electronic access
Get around-the-clock trading via the CME Globex, CME ClearPort venues and Trayport Joule Direct.
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UCO and UCOME Futures
To support the transition to a greener energy market for transportation fuels, CME Group’s NYMEX is now offering four futures contracts for Used Cooking Oil (UCO) and Used Cooking Oil Methyl Ester (UCOME).
Hedge your Natural Gas needs with our suite of complementary products, featuring a variety of contract sizes and settlement options, including financial futures, basis and monthly, weekly and daily options.
|Product Name||Product Size (Globex)||Globex Code||CQG||TT||Bloomberg|
|10,000 mmBtu per month||NG||NGE||NG||NGA Comdty|
|10,000 mmBtu per month||HH||HHT||HH||IWA Comdty|
|10,000 mmBtu per month||HP||HPT||HP||ZAA Comdty|
|2,500 mmBtu per day||NN||NGS||NN||NRA Comdty|
|2,500 mmBtu per month||NNE||NNE|
|2,500 mmBtu per day||NPG||NP||APA Comdty|
Compare NYMEX Henry Hub futures vs. energy index ETFs
- No management fee: Unlike ETFs, pay no annual management fee with NYMEX Henry Hub futures
- Trade around the clock: 24 hour-access means no waiting for the ETF open as market-moving events (U.S. elections, weather events and so on ) unfold
- Unparalleled liquidity: 3rd largest physical commodity futures contract by volume
- Direct exposure: Many energy index ETFs use NG futures to get market exposure; prices on ETFs may be affected by factors other than change in underlying
- No roll slippage: Avoid the costly loss of correlation to gas market that many ETFs exhibit near the futures roll
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Key economic reports and factors that move markets
Released on Thursdays, these reports track natural gas supply levels stored.
These reports track health of the US economy and in turn, consumer demand for natural gas for energy.
Temperature and weather can impact major production sites, storage levels and demand.
Cheaper oil prices affect natural gas, which is positioned as a viable energy alternative to crude oil.
War, financial crises, elections and more can affect natural gas policy and the cost of natural gas.
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