Last Update: 31 Aug 2021

Category: Commodities
ETF: United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG)

In the last 10 years, the United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) ETF obtained a -21.08% compound annual return, with a 39.15% standard deviation.

The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Commodity
  • Commodity: Natural Gas

Capital Growth and Historical Returns

Capital growth, returns, stats are calculated assuming a reinvestment of dividends.

Capital Growth:
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Period Returns
Aug 2021
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
+11.34%
0.00%
1 - 0
3M
+45.63%
0.00%
3 - 0
6M
+48.45%
-7.17%
Mar 2021 - Mar 2021
5 - 1
YTD
+66.52%
-7.17%
Mar 2021 - Mar 2021
7 - 1
1Y
+8.35%
43.95%
-34.94%
Sep 2020 - Dec 2020
8 - 4
3Y
-13.84%
annualized
49.18%
-75.36%
Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
18 - 18
5Y
-14.64%
annualized
41.35%
-75.39%
Jan 2017 - Dec 2020
29 - 31
10Y
-21.08%
annualized
39.15%
-94.38%
Sep 2011 - Dec 2020
53 - 67
MAX
01 Jan 2008
-27.14%
annualized
38.77%
-99.54%
Jul 2008 - Dec 2020
69 - 95

* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

Drawdowns

Drawdonws Chart:

Rolling Returns ( more details)

United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) ETF: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
-26.02% +54.21%
Dec 2017 - Nov 2018
-77.97%
Jul 2008 - Jun 2009
80.39%
2 Years
-27.22% +27.20%
May 2012 - Apr 2014
-64.91%
Jul 2008 - Jun 2010
92.91%
3 Years
-26.66% +2.28%
Dec 2015 - Nov 2018
-55.60%
Jul 2008 - Jun 2011
98.45%
5 Years
-26.01% -13.40%
Dec 2013 - Nov 2018
-48.12%
Jul 2008 - Jun 2013
100.00%
7 Years
-26.48% -13.28%
Apr 2012 - Mar 2019
-40.34%
Jul 2008 - Jun 2015
100.00%
10 Years
-27.33% -21.08%
Sep 2011 - Aug 2021
-35.85%
Jul 2008 - Jun 2018
100.00%

* Annualized rolling and average returns over full calendar month periods

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

In the table below, for the United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) ETF, the average monthly return is represented.

Below each return, it's also mentioned the probability of obtaining a positive monthly result (Win %).

Both the Average Return and the Gain Frequency are useful to get an idea of what happened in the past.

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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Win %
-3.69
43%
-3.95
36%
-1.97
43%
2.48
79%
-1.22
43%
3.20
43%
-3.86
29%
-0.19
50%
-2.49
31%
-3.45
38%
-1.66
38%
-7.22
31%
Best
Year
16.9
2014
16.0
2008
14.1
2013
9.7
2021
11.2
2009
25.4
2016
14.3
2012
37.8
2020
13.4
2012
11.7
2020
39.8
2018
10.8
2016
Worst
Year
-21.8
2009
-29.1
2016
-22.6
2012
-13.6
2009
-15.6
2020
-11.1
2013
-32.4
2008
-22.8
2010
-19.3
2020
-15.5
2015
-16.8
2020
-33.8
2018

For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class Seasonality page.

Investing in United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) ETF: detail of monthly returns

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Months
Year Return Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2021
+66.52% 2.3 9.7 -7.2 9.7 0.1 24.3 5.2 11.3
2020
-45.43% -14.8 -8.8 -4.2 6.9 -15.6 -9.4 0.0 37.8 -19.3 11.7 -16.8 -13.2
2019
-31.77% 2.3 -2.2 -5.1 -4.9 -5.7 -5.5 -2.3 1.7 0.8 4.4 -14.3 -5.5
2018
+5.96% 7.6 -11.2 1.3 0.0 5.9 -0.8 -3.8 5.0 3.7 7.5 39.8 -33.8
2017
-37.58% -15.9 -14.9 13.2 0.0 -8.6 -2.0 -6.8 6.2 -2.1 -9.0 1.2 -3.6
2016
+7.73% -2.1 -29.1 10.6 4.1 -0.6 25.4 -1.0 -1.2 -1.1 -3.4 4.3 10.8
2015
-41.30% -7.5 0.5 -3.6 1.7 -4.4 5.4 -3.8 -2.6 -8.6 -15.5 -11.1 -0.6
2014
-28.61% 16.9 5.5 -4.3 8.7 -5.1 -2.4 -14.2 5.5 -0.7 -8.3 4.8 -30.5
2013
+9.47% -0.7 2.2 14.1 7.3 -9.2 -11.1 -3.9 4.1 -3.5 -2.8 7.8 8.0
2012
-26.86% -18.7 -2.1 -22.6 3.1 2.3 14.9 14.3 -14.6 13.4 1.9 -6.2 -7.3
2011
-46.08% 0.0 -10.0 6.7 4.9 -2.2 -6.5 -4.7 -2.7 -11.8 0.0 -12.7 -17.9
2010
-40.58% -7.6 -6.6 -20.6 -0.7 8.3 4.3 6.6 -22.8 -3.3 -5.7 -0.7 3.6
2009
-56.50% -21.8 -4.5 -12.2 -13.6 11.2 -5.0 -7.2 -16.7 9.5 -12.5 -10.9 10.2
2008
-36.08% 8.4 16.0 6.4 7.8 6.5 13.2 -32.4 -13.7 -9.4 -13.3 -6.8 -14.0
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