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Crude Oil WTI Mar '16 (CLH16)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Oil Closes at a 3-Week High on Supply Disruptions and Chinese Stimulus

Mar WTI crude oil (CLH20) on Wednesday closed up +1.24 (+2.38%), Apr Brent crude oil (CBH20) closed up +1.37 (+2.40%), and Mar RBOB gasoline (RBH20) closed up +0.0485 (+3.00%).

The energy complex moved sharply higher Wednesday with crude oil at a 3-week high and gasoline at a 4-week high. The energy complex rallied on concern about supply disruptions after the U.S. on Tuesday sanctioned Russia's largest oil producer and after Libyan oil output plunged.

Crude exports from Libya have plunged after rebels attacked Libya's oil export terminals. Libya's crude oil production has dropped to a negligible 123,000 bpd from 1.2 million bpd in mid-January.

Crude oil prices are also received a boost from Chinese stimulus measures that may revive economic growth and energy demand. The Chinese government is considering measures such as direct cash injections and mergers to bail out some of China's biggest airlines, which are controlled by the state, as global carriers have sto... 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
$3,850/3,500
First Notice Date
02/24/16
Expiration Date
02/22/16 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI Mar '16
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 11, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
777,032 (-7,959)
1,189,639 (-20,478)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
577,155 (+238)
180,386 (+843)
Producers - Long / Short
451,866 (+6,788)
438,213 (+17,597)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
140,951 (-229)
567,211 (-23,557)
Managed Money - Long / Short
236,316 (-13,644)
123,923 (+672)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
340,839 (+13,882)
56,463 (+171)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
26.05 +20.84%
on 02/11/16
34.82 -9.59%
on 01/28/16
-0.71 (-2.21%)
since 01/22/16
3-Month
26.05 +20.84%
on 02/11/16
45.93 -31.46%
on 11/24/15
-12.75 (-28.83%)
since 11/20/15
52-Week
26.05 +20.84%
on 02/11/16
65.61 -52.02%
on 05/06/15
-28.71 (-47.70%)
since 02/20/15

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 33.57
1st Resistance Point 32.53
Last Price 31.48s
1st Support Level 29.96
2nd Support Level 28.43

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52-Week High 65.61
Fibonacci 61.8% 50.50
Fibonacci 50% 45.83
Fibonacci 38.2% 41.16
Last Price 31.48s
52-Week Low 26.05

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