Ready to Run Off Weak Nat Gas

With all the excitement surrounding what was possibly Ben Bernanke's final appearance as Federal Reserve Chairman on Capitol Hill, it would've been easy to miss last week's spike in natural gas prices. The highlight of the week was Thursday's gain of more than 5% after a weekly report showed inventories growing at a slower-than-expected rate. For the week, natural gas put in a strong performance, climbing 3.45%.

However, natural gas remains in a downtrend: Prices have fallen steadily since mid-April. Despite last week's price action, the divergence between West Texas Intermediate crude oil and natural gas has been dramatic. Since the end of April, the U.S. Oil Fund ETF (USO) has gained nearly 16% (in black), while the U.S. Natural Gas Fund ETF (UNG) has fallen about 15% (in red)....314 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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