Natural Gas Trading
As a leading regulated broker in forex and CFD’s, MarketsTrades offers several advantages for natural gas traders.
- Get leverage of up to 100:1
- Trade anywhere with our new mobile app
- Use the auto-trading and duplicate experienced traders
- Get 24/5 customer support
- Designated account managers
Natural Gas Heaters and Natural Gas Power Plants
Nowadays natural gas heaters are used for many reasons, both environmental and financial. These heaters/furnaces are not expensive to maintain; they do not break down often and use the cheapest and cleanest fossil fuel available; and they work well in any home.
Natural gas power plants and how they work. One large power plant can generate enough electricity for about 200,000 homes. The incredible thing is that even the fossil fuel it burns has large amounts of energy. These natural gas power plants burn huge amounts of fuel and every bit is full of power. That power is released as heat; the heat spins a machine called a turbine, which powers a generator. Benefits include fewer impurities, less pollution, with the new technology cleaner energy is being produced, and it’s far less expensive than other fuels.
Natural Gas Price
Various factors can affect the natural gas price including:
- The impact of seasonal weather including tropical storms and hurricanes.
- Economic growth: The demand for this resource goes up in a strong economy and with this the price of natural gas goes up.
- Crude oil price variances: If the price of crude oil goes up, the products produced in the refineries also goes up.
- Natural gas supply: The reserves kept across the US have a big impact on the price. Reduction in US natural gas inventories signals upcoming mass purchase which drives the demand and the price of natural gas futures higher
- Time spreads – when the traders bet on the upcoming season, it could be warmer or colder, creating a higher demand and the price of natural gas increases.
There are different markets within the natural gas market. A spot market is when the prices represent the supply and demand on a single day. The prices can become volatile and change rapidly if there is a shortage. The futures market is determined mostly by variables on expected supply and demand for upcoming seasons. This tends to be less volatile.
Start trading natural gas with MarketsTrades today and benefit from our educational centre, the daily market analysis tool called Autochartist. Autochartist will send you updates multiple times per day to keep you informed. We offer generous welcome bonuses and personal account managers to assist you along the way.