For natural gas to see its typical seasonal bounce from here, temperatures will have to drop fast, and significantly. If that happens, the futures-based United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG | B-94) and the equity-based First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas ETF (FCG | B-95)―both down big this year―could see a short-term rebound.
YTD Returns For UNG, FCG
Longer term, a lot more has to happen for natural gas prices to see a sustainable rebound.
Another industry that sees an increase in business during the holidays is the airlines. It's true that the summer months are the busiest time of the year for air travel, but there is a notable uptick in December as people use time off to travel both domestically and internationally.
Airlines may also benefit from continued low oil prices, which reduce fuel costs significantly, bolstering the bottom line for these companies. Indeed, most airline stocks have been on a tear for years now, but it was only this year that investors were able to buy into the space with exchange-traded funds.
The U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS | D-27) debuted in April and offers broad-based exposure to the industry. Jets have increased 5.1 percent since inception.
Returns For JETS Since April 30. 2015