NGAS is the pricing point for natural gas futures contracts on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and the OTC swaps traded on Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). Spot and future prices set at Henry Hub are denominated in $/mmbtu (millions of British thermal units) and are generally seen to be the primary price set for the North American natural gas market. North American unregulated wellhead and burner tip natural gas prices are closely correlated to those set at Henry Hub.
Margin Requirement's may differ depending on trader experience and account equity and can be viewed in the dealing rates and create order windows on the trading station or by clicking here.
Trading Hours, Expiration and Reference Month
Please click here for trading hours. Please note, however, that hours are subject to change based on Daylight Savings Time. Any holiday hours will be posted here. FXCM expiration dates and current reference month for NGAS are located in the FXCM CFD Expiration PDF.
If you have an open position, the reference month you are trading will not be changed, although expiration dates may be amended. Upcoming reference months may be changed with no prior notice. Please ensure you are aware of which reference month is currently being priced, prior to opening a trade.
Clients that hold an open position on the ‘FXCM Expiration’ will be closed at our bid/offer at 17:00 New York time for NGAS, which means the client will realise any floating P/L at the time it is closed. When NGAS expires, all pending Entry orders and Stop/Limit orders that are associated with the expiring contract will be cancelled. Clients will need to re-establish another position if desired after the expiration and reinsert Stop and Limit orders to the new open position.
NGAS has a target spread of 13 pips/points
Max Contract Size
The maximum number of contracts per click (trade) for NGAS is 100.
Minimum Pip Cost (Value)
NGAS has a minimum value of $0.10 per point (Your per point value may be different if your account is denominated in a different currency. Please refer to the Simple Dealing Rates Window in Trading Station for this value).
The pip/point location is shown below. Each 0.001 price movement on NGAS is 1 pip/point. FXCM’s pricing displays an additional decimal place - ideal for scalpers in a fast-moving market.
Number of FXCM Contracts to Equal 1 Future
100 FXCM NGAS are currently equivalent to one Natural Gas Future.
NGAS does not have a financing cost (Rollover) because this contract expires.
With FXCM’s new Enhanced Execution, there is no minimum stop distance.