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Started:April 3rd, 2013 (03:41 PM) by mannya Views / Replies:6,167 / 22
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Trading natural gas futures

Old April 3rd, 2013, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Trading natural gas futures

Has anyone been trading natural gas futures? NG

They appear to be fairly liquid. The day trading margin is high at $2000 with mirus.

Has anyone seen lower? I currently trade CL and 6E. Looking for an additional volatile, liquid market.

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Old April 3rd, 2013, 03:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 03:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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$578 intraday margin at deepdiscounttrading

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Old April 3rd, 2013, 03:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Natural gas is a great one to trade.
Those higher margins are probably a good thing!
2.3k for thinkorswim. That obviously covers overnight margin as well.
Good luck.

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Old April 3rd, 2013, 04:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I also trade NG, but through Interactive Brokers.
2600$ initial margin and 2080$ maintenance margin, both intraday and overnight.

I like the instrument and it is quite liquid, never had a problem with my fills.

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Old April 3rd, 2013, 06:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I also trade NG thru IB . . No problems and one of my favorite contracts.

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Old April 3rd, 2013, 07:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I know that this is no ones favorite but NG is $500 @ AmpFutures.

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Old April 6th, 2013, 06:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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$2,310 initial margin with TradeStation. No issues with liquidity for daily+ charts.

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Old April 7th, 2013, 11:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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$2310 at ToS

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Old April 11th, 2013, 06:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Options Express $1368 Day Initial Margin $2772 Overnight

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