Natural Gas Trading

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Trade Natural Gas

Natural Gas plays a large role in the energy segment of the commodities industry, and contributes to as much as 25% of the United States energy usage, ensuring a long-term demand. It trades on PrimeXBT under the NAT.GAS ticker.

Natural Gas is one of the most popularly traded commodities in the markets, due, in part, to price fluctuations depending on supply, and global economic factors. For traders on PrimeXBT, there is the opportunity to benefit from advanced trading tools and low trading fees to build a winning trading strategy for Natural Gas.

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How does Natural Gas margin trading work?

PrimeXBT allows to trade Natural Gas on margin. Margin trading is the process where a trader opens a larger Natural Gas position than they have capital on their account. It means that the trader is borrowing money from PrimeXBT in order to buy or sell more Natural Gas, in order to free up their own capital. If the trade is successful, the profits are magnified, but if your trade on Natural Gas goes the wrong way, your losses can also be greater.

The benefits of Natural Gas trading with leverage

  • Magnified profitsMargin trading is known for its ability to make larger trades compared to deposited amounts. Margin trading is one of the most effective ways to increase potential returns
  • DiversificationMargin trading means there is more available traders' capital left on the account which can be used to open new positions. Diversification allows to reduce market risk.
  • Gaining from the market fall.Margin trading also allows traders to open long and short positions in order to profit from both growing and falling market.

Natural Gas leverage trading example

For example, If a trader takes a long position of $2,000 on Natural Gas and it rises by 10%, using 5x leverage the same rise becomes a 50% profit, or $1,000. A similar spot trade without leverage would result in only 10% profit, or $200.

Disclaimer: Margin trading also comes with inherent risks if the position moves against the trade. You should never utilize 100% leverage and never invest more than you can afford to lose.

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Natural Gas trading basics

There are many different types of Natural Gas, and it is one of the world’s most abundant and widely used energy supplies, making it a great asset for trading and extremely important to the overall global economy.

Natural Gas can come in the form of Methane, Ethane, Propane, Pentane, and Butane. These gasses are typically separated and sold in a number of different forms to consumers. Natural Gas can also be wet or dry, with dry gas being more thermal mature.

The World’s biggest producers of Natural Gas

Natural Gas is one of the largest segments of the energy industry, and each of the world’s biggest producers of the commodity is also some of the most well-known brands in the entire world. These companies are so vital, even their company Natural Gas stocks are publicly traded.

Natural Gas also comes from specific countries, who work with these companies to extract additional supply of the commodity. The below table will outline which countries are the world’s largest providers and their expected production supplies in billion cubic meters.


CountryProduction in billion cubic meters
United States24,334.00
Russia22,139.00
Iran5,696.00
Qatar5,598.00
Canada5,129.00
China3,986.00
Norway3,841.00
Saudi Arabia3,533.00
Netherlands3,053.00
Algeria2,813.00
Turkmenistan2,769.00
Indonesia2,606.00
Malaysia2,260.00
Australia2,179.00
Uzbekistan2,106.00
Egypt2,034.00
United Arab Emirates1,928.00
Mexico1,640.00
Trinidad and Tobago1,511.00
Thailand1,476.00
*information as of May 2020

Why trade Natural Gas?

The commodity is traded under the Natural Gas symbol NG and the NYMEX NG is the most liquid benchmark for the asset.

Unlike forex currencies, Natural Gas is highly volatile due to natural supply and demand, meaning that the price today can be significantly different from the exchange rate tomorrow, and provides the perfect opportunity to profit. However, it also involves risks due to such high volatility.

What moves the price of Natural Gas?

The value of Natural Gas is constantly changing and driven by a number of external factors. Here’s what determines the direction of gas movement:

Stored reserves

Gas is added to stored reserves during times when demand is lower so that they can be distributed during times when demand is high. However, if that supply ever falls too low, the price of gas will rise in response until demand diminishes again.

Global demand

Global supply and demand play a major factor in the price of fossil fuel. Every country's needs are different, and macroeconomic policy can shift at any moment, which in turn creates price volatility that is ideal for traders.

Weather

Natural Gas is among the top forms of energy to heat a home or business. If one country experiences an extremely cold winter, the demand may rise across the globe, while supply drops, causing extreme price fluctuations. However, if it is a warmer than average winter, Natural Gas demand may drop, and supply may need to be stored in reserves until demand rises once again.

Development of alternative power

Natural Gas and Crude Oil are called fossil fuels because they are derived from the earth itself. As these forms of energy are burned, they give off emissions that have become of concern to the environment. Therefore, there’s been a push for the development of alternative energy sources, such as electricity, solar energy, hydrogen-power, and much more.

Price of alternative forms of energy

Newer forms of energy are currently more expensive than traditional forms of fuel like Natural Gas and oil. These alternative fuels also have their own dynamic supply and demand, and as their price rises or falls, it can have a dramatic impact on Natural Gas. For example, if advances in hydrogen-powered cars eventually make it far cheaper for vehicles to operate on hydro-power and not natural gas products, the supply of Natural Gas will far outweigh the supply, and producers will need to adjust, and the price will change accordingly.

Why trading Natural Gas CFDs makes sense

PrimeXBT offers Natural Gas trading of CFDs, also known as a contract for difference. This is a good option for those looking to gain exposure to Natural Gas markets.

By choosing CFDs on PrimeXBT over Natural Gas futures trading, traders can avoid excessive broker fees from their futures contract and generate potentially better profit margins from positions they open.

PrimeXBT’s ultra-fast order execution and its stable, reliable trading engine ensures the tightest spreads and best trading experience. The trading platform is packed with advanced trading tools, such as long and short positions, advanced order types such as stop loss and take profit orders.

The platform is also safe, secure, and offers 24/7 customer support service via a live chat, community channels, and much more.

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