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Tread Carefully When Trading UNG


No end in sight for the collapse of natural gas.

Editor's Note: This content was originally posted on the Buzz & Banter, it's being published here for the benefit of the Minyanville community.

The collapse of the natural gas market in the US has been breathtaking. And if you need anything else to worry about, United States Natural Gas (UNG) -- which is in the midst of a massive liquidation -- is selling at a premium somewhere in the neighborhood of 20% relative to the spot price of the commodity. Thus, the end to the carnage is not apparent.

Lots of technicians have been calling for a bottom in natural gas (UNG specifically) for quite a while with absolutely no reference to the fundamentals in this market. Readers should take this as a stern lesson against this sort of fundamentally blind technical trading.

As to whether this current situation is actionable, I would note that there's an utter disconnect going on with respect to the value of E&P stocks heavy on gas production. Despite the collapse in the commodity, these stocks are near recent highs.

I have not done anything yet, but I'm taking a close look.
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