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Reasons to Consider Natural Gas

The United States Natural Gas (UNG) is a third way to access natural gas, This exchange-traded fund has had its ups and downs because it holds futures contracts and can be affected by contango or backwardation as well as regulations imposed by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). UNG is up 7% after hitting a low on Dec. 3.

Investing in natural gas has its risks, and a good way to mitigate these risks is through the use of an exit strategy. According to the latest data at www.SmartStops.net, an upward trend in the previously mentioned equities could come to an end at the following price points: CHK at $21.85; PNY at $23.94; UNG at $8.98. These price points change with market volatility, and updated data can be found at www.SmartStops.net.

-- Written By Kevin Grewal in Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Stock quotes in this article: CHK, PNY, UNG 
At the time of publication, Grewal had no positions in equities mentioned.

Kevin Grewal serves as the editorial director and research analyst at The ETF Institute, which is the only independent organization providing financial professionals with certification, education, and training pertaining to exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Additionally, he serves as the editorial director at SmartStops.net where he focuses on mitigating risks and implementing exit strategies to preserve equity. Prior to this, Grewal was an analyst at a small hedge fund where he constructed portfolios dealing with stock lending, exchange-traded funds, arbitrage mechanisms and alternative investments. He is an expert at dealing with ETFs and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California along with a MBA from the California State University, Fullerton.

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