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Nat. Gas: Combining Futures & ETFs

Closing the Gap - Futures Edition

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On this segment of "Closing the Gap: Futures Edition," Pete joins Tom and Tony to discuss the behavior of Natural Gas (/NG) futures, paying close attention to the changes in price and volatility in the winter months.

The March-April Natural Gas spread is also known as the "widowmaker." As we enter the cold months, the widowmaker and subsequent spring calendar spreads present trading opportunity in the futures space. Tune in as Pete explains his trade idea and discover how he adds a theta component to this calendar spread with the use of UNG, the Natural Gas ETF.

NATURAL GAS Contract Specs
  • Symbol: /NG
  • Contract Size: 10,000 MMBTU
  • Delta: 10,000
  • Minimum Tick: 0.01 MMBTU
  • Tick Value: $10.00
  • Expiration: MONTHLY

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