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Natural Gas ETFs: Two Directions

|Includes: CRBQ, DBA, FCG, MON, MOO, SYT, The United States Natural Gas ETF, LP (UNG)

Year to date, shares of the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA:UNG) have fallen more than 50%, while shares of First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas (NYSEARCA:FCG) have jumped more than 58%. The important difference in performance between these two funds can be credited to structure and the ongoing drama unfolding in the futures markets.

The affect of futures markets regulation on funds like UNG has yet to be fully realized, but early indications show that there will be a profound impact on futures-based funds. As the Commodities Futures Trading Commission seeks…READ MORE

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