Thursday, April 22, 2010

U.S. Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca:UNG) Up on Lower Storage Level Growth

The U.S. Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca:UNG) was up today as a surprise findings of a report from the Energy Information Administration found natural gas storage levels hadn't grown as high as expected, and the natural gas market responded positively to the news, driving prices up.

While this was a nice surprise for investors, it really is only a short-term event, as even after the lower-than-expected storage growth, figures still have natural gas levels up 18.5 percent higher than the five-year average, and up 5.5 percent from last year.

This shows me that once there is a sustainable turnaround in natural gas demand, the market is looking for an excuse to rise, and those companies and funds positioned for it should reward shareholders handsomely, as seen today with the U.S. Natural Gas Fund and others in the industry.

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