Natural Gas Fundamental Analysis September 17, 2012, Forecast

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Analysis and Recommendations:

Natural Gas held fairly close to the 3.00 price range today, without much action, trading now at 3.013.

As per US energy department, natural gas storage has been increased by 27 BCF, higher than survey. Inventories are currently 342 Bcf (11.1 percent) greater than last year at this time and 284 Bcf (9.0 percent) greater than the 5-year average. Weekly demand has been declined by 4.9 percent in the last week. Thus, weak fundamental report may weigh on gas prices movement for the day. However,  as per National Hurricane Centre, storm Nadine is just below hurricane strength, which may create supply disturbances in PADD III region. Another tropical storm Kristy is also near to PADD V region may have impact on production and refining units, which may again support gas prices

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Economic Data September 14, 2012 actual v. forecast

Date

 

Currency

 

 

Event

Actual

 

Forecast

 

Previous

Sep. 14

 

JPY

 

 

Industrial Production (MoM) 

-1.0%

 

-1.2% 

 

-1.2% 

 

 

EUR

 

 

CPI (YoY) 

2.6%

 

2.6% 

 

2.6% 

 

 

EUR

 

 

Employment Change (QoQ) 

0.0%

 

-0.2% 

 

-0.2% 

 

 

EUR

 

 

Core CPI (YoY) 

1.5%

 

1.7% 

 

1.7% 

 

 

USD

 

 

Core CPI (MoM) 

0.1%

 

0.2% 

 

0.1% 

 

 

USD

 

 

Core Retail Sales (MoM) 

0.8%

 

0.6% 

 

0.8% 

 

 

USD

 

 

CPI (MoM) 

0.6%

 

0.5% 

 

0.0% 

 

 

CAD

 

 

Manufacturing Sales (MoM) 

-1.50%

 

1.00% 

 

-0.80% 

 

 

USD

 

 

Retail Sales (MoM) 

0.9%

 

0.7% 

 

0.6% 

 

 

USD

 

 

CPI (YoY) 

1.7%

 

1.7% 

 

1.4% 

 

 

USD

 

 

Core CPI (YoY) 

1.9%

 

2.0% 

 

2.1% 

 

WEEKLY

 

Upcoming Economic Events that affect the CHF, EUR, GBP and USD

Date

Time

Currency

 

Event

 

Forecast

Previous

Sep. 18

09:30

GBP

 

CPI (YoY) 

 

 

2.6% 

 

09:30

GBP

 

CPI (MoM) 

 

 

0.1% 

 

10:00

EUR

 

German ZEW Economic Sentiment 

 

-25.5 

-25.5 

Government Bond Auction

Date Time Country 

Sep 17 09:10 Slovakia

Sep 17 10:00 Norway 

Sep 18 08:30 Spain 

Sep 18 09:10 Greece 

Sep 18 09:30 Belgium 

Sep 19 09:10 Sweden 

Sep 19 09:30 Germany 

Sep 19 09:30 Portugal 

Sep 19 10:00 Norway

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