Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Disintegration of Natural Gas Prices: Epic

Lifted in toto from Bespoke Investment Group:

After tanking 32% in 2011, natural gas is already down 22.42% in 2012.  It had a 3 handle just a few days ago, and now traders are already talking about a 1 handle.  

On Tuesday, the commodity broke below its financial crisis low of 2.50, and it has fallen down to 2.30 over the past two days.  It hasn't been this low since February 25th, 2002.
The two charts below illustrate the plunge well:

See also:
As Natural Gas Collapses Who Benefits? (Soros) WPRT; CLNE; UNG
Utilities: CMS Energy Cancels $2Bil. Coal Plant (NextEra cans Wind, Exelon Shelves Nukes) CME; NEE; EXE
Natural Gas: Hedge Funds Betting on ’Catastrophic’ Surplus