Featured StoryNot long ago, the financial pundits were claiming that natural gas prices would remain around $3 per 1,000 cubic feet well into the foreseeable future.
But guess what? They couldn't have been more wrong.
Prices are creeping back up in a significant way. According to the EIA, last week Henry Hub prices increased from $3.57 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) to $3.72 per MMBtu. And today, all the conditions exist for much higher prices.
For investors that means there will be plenty of new opportunities developing now that just didn't exist six months ago.
Here's what you need to know.
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Cheap Natural Gas Prices Give Hope to this U.S. Industry
While natural gas prices are up 50% from their 2011 lows below $2 per 1,000 cubic feet (million BTUs), they're still cheap at just over $3.
Lower-priced natural gas has helped a number of industries, like chemicals and utilities, cut costs, as Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors pointed out in his 2013 natural gas price outlook.
Now there's another U.S. industry that hopes cheap natural gas can revive its flagging performance.
I'm talking about steel.Read More...
Get Ready to Play Higher Natural Gas Prices with These Picks
After natural gas prices hit a decade low in 2012 of below $2 per million BTU, they're up about 80% from a year ago, trading around $3.60 this week.
Looks like the six-and-a-half year bear market in natural gas maybe be coming to an end.
Falling with natural gas prices has been related investments. That means investors can go shopping now for low-priced natural gas plays before prices climb.
As Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors said, the road to profits will not be straight up. Volatility will cut in both directions.
But the natural gas market is getting stronger.
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