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A Chance to Double Dip in Natural Gas

|Includes: The United States Natural Gas ETF, LP (UNG)

Those who missed the last 50% move in natural gas got a second chance to visit the trough this week, with the pull back to $3.50 from $4.59. Buying above an industry wide “cap in” price of $3.50 seems a no brainer to me, but is controversial nonetheless. This is a fraction of the $13.50 peak seen last year. You can bet that every electric power utility in the country is scampering to acquire advance supplies, many mandated by new environmental regulations to use the clean burning fuel, taking advantage of a rare opportunity to buy at the cost of production. Natural gas is still a steal at these levels for the long term. They don’t call this the widow maker for nothing, and if the volatility seems daunting, play in smaller size through the CME Emini contract, which only has $10,000 worth of underlying (2,500 MM  BTU).