Real Time Futures Market: Trading and Forecasting 

The futures market allows the investor to bet on many assets – its high liquidity and wide range of strategies make it one of the most attractive investment sectors. Is it interesting in today’s realities and what is important to know? Let’s explore this in more detail.

How to Buy Natural Gas Futures

Natural gas futures can be used for hedging or speculation and can be traded almost 24 hours a day, 6 days a week. Trading natural gas futures allows hedgers to manage risk in the highly volatile natural gas price, which is driven by weather-driven demand.

Natural gas stocks can be a good investment for stock market investors. This is because natural gas prices are expected to rise further in the future. However, there are some risks associated with investing in natural gas stocks.

The first option is to buy and sell directly through the exchange, and the first is to buy and sell power futures through the exchange.

The first option is to purchase and sell commodity futures through a commodity marketplace online. Among the top picks are the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) as well as the Chicago Board of Exchanges (CME or CME Group). Alternatively, you can purchase through a broker, like TradeStation.

Natural Gas Futures Price

Natural gas historically hit an all-time high of 15.78 in December 2005.

We expect the underlying natural gas spot price to rise to more than $6/MMBtu in December and 1Q23. Natural gas prices typically rise during the winter months as colder weather increases demand for natural gas for space heating.

Next year, some analysts expect a recession to limit gas demand and cause prices to fall. Overall, the price is projected to be $4.50 for U.S. gas in 2023, as demand will only grow one-third faster than in 2022.

Corn Futures on Barchart

The International Grains Council left its forecast for global corn production at 1.166 billion tons. The trade forecast was lowered by 2 million tons to 170 million tons. Estimated ending stocks were reduced by 1 ton to 257 million tons.

Corn Futures Prices Today

The corn futures market now remained in a range of -2 1/4 to +5 1/4 cents, with old crop contracts closing several levels higher. New crop contracts weakened to 1 1/4 cents for the day. Prices were $200 to $260 in the region, mostly lower, but within $15 per ton. Cash corn oil prices were up 1 to 3 cents/lb, 78 to 84 cents/lb regionally.