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Crude Oil WTI Jan '22 (CLF22)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Rallies on a Weak Dollar and Expectations for Stronger U.S. Fuel Demand

June WTI crude oil (CLM22) on Thursday closed up +2.62 (+2.39%), and June RBOB gasoline (RBM22) closed up +11.11 (+2.99%).  

Crude oil and gasoline prices Thursday recovered from 1-week lows and settled moderately higher.  A sell-off in the dollar index Thursday to a 2-week low pushed energy prices higher.   Also, the outlook for increased travel this Memorial Day holiday suggests strong fuel demand and is bullish for energy prices.

Crude prices Thursday initially moved lower on concern that a slowdown in the global economy will undercut energy demand.  Also, concern that pandemic lockdowns in China, the world's second-largest crude consumer, will be maintained is pressuring crude prices.

Expectations for stronger U.S. fuel demand are bullish for crude prices.  The American Automobile Association (AAA) said it expects as many as 39.2 million people to travel this Memorial Day weekend, up +8.3% y/y and almost in line with 2017 levels.  Also, around 3 million people... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Crude Oil West Texas Intermediate
Contract Size
1,000 U.S. barrels (42,000 gallons)
Tick Size
1 cent per barrel ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (RTH 8:00a.m. - 1:30p.m.) (Settles 1:30p.m.) CST
Exchange
NYMEX
Point Value
$1,000
Margin/Maintenance
$9,625/8,750
First Notice Date
12/22/21
Expiration Date
12/20/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI Jan '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jan Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 10, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
614,716 (-5,611)
969,195 (-17,345)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
415,170 (-4,522)
104,367 (+6,376)
Producers - Long / Short
423,269 (+24,660)
361,002 (+21,385)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
69,509 (-39,494)
486,255 (-47,953)
Managed Money - Long / Short
262,116 (+733)
40,015 (+3,158)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
153,054 (-5,255)
64,352 (+3,218)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
62.43 +9.29%
on 12/02/21
79.23 -13.88%
on 11/24/21
-7.71 (-10.15%)
since 11/19/21
3-Month
62.43 +9.29%
on 12/02/21
83.83 -18.61%
on 10/25/21
-0.98 (-1.42%)
since 09/20/21
52-Week
46.18 +47.75%
on 12/21/20
83.83 -18.61%
on 10/25/21
+20.05 (+41.61%)
since 12/18/20

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June WTI crude oil (CLM22 ) on Wednesday closed down -2.81 (-2.50%), and June RBOB gasoline (RBM22 ) closed down -22.11 (-5.61%). Crude oil and gasoline prices Wednesday settled sharply lower. A stronger...

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Weak Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 74.22
2nd Resistance Point 72.14
1st Resistance Point 70.19
Last Price 68.23s
1st Support Level 66.16
2nd Support Level 64.08
3rd Support Level 62.13

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52-Week High 83.83
Fibonacci 61.8% 69.45
Last Price 68.23s
Fibonacci 50% 65.01
Fibonacci 38.2% 60.56
52-Week Low 46.18

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