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Are Natural Gas–Weighted Stocks Ignoring Natural Gas’s Moves?

Robert Scott
Are Natural Gas–Weighted Stocks Ignoring Natural Gas’s Moves?

On May 16, natural gas June futures fell 0.7% and closed at $2.82 per MMBtu (million British thermal unit). However, between May 9 and May 16, natural gas June futures rose 2.8%. In that period, natural gas–tracking ETFs, including the United States Natural Gas ETF (UNG) and the ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas ETF (BOIL), rose 2.9% and 5.3%, respectively.