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Crude Oil WTI May '20 (CLK20)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Retreats on Dollar Strength and Technical Selling

Mar WTI crude oil (CLH23) on Friday closed down -1.33 (-1.64%), and Mar RBOB gasoline (RBH23) closed down -2.31 (-0.88%).  

Crude oil and gasoline prices Friday gave up an early advance and turned lower.  A stronger dollar (DXY00) Friday undercut energy prices.   Also, technical selling pressured prices as long liquidation emerged Friday after crude failed to surpass Monday's 1-week high or the 100-day moving average.

Friday's U.S. economic data was mixed for energy demand and crude prices.  On the bearish side, Dec personal spending fell -0.2% m/m, the biggest decline in a year.  Conversely, Dec pending home sales unexpectedly rose +2.5% m/m, stronger than expectations of -1.0% m/m and the biggest increase in 14 months.  Also, the University of Michigan U.S Jan consumer sentiment was revised up by +0.3 to a 9-month high of 64.9.  

Increased travel and consumer spending in China during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday is bullish for crude prices.  The holiday p... 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
$7,700/7,000
First Notice Date
04/23/20
Expiration Date
04/21/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI May '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 24, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
614,901 (+15,429)
888,147 (+33,076)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
328,480 (+8,939)
78,681 (-1,642)
Producers - Long / Short
435,541 (+23,908)
438,991 (+26,186)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
78,899 (-4,526)
348,695 (+10,843)
Managed Money - Long / Short
197,545 (-2,619)
34,535 (-6,814)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
130,935 (+11,558)
44,146 (+5,172)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
-40.32 +124.83%
on 04/20/20
29.13 -65.64%
on 04/03/20
-12.62 (-55.77%)
since 03/20/20
3-Month
-40.32 +124.83%
on 04/20/20
58.16 -82.79%
on 01/22/20
-48.15 (-82.79%)
since 01/21/20
52-Week
-40.32 +124.83%
on 04/20/20
64.39 -84.45%
on 01/08/20
-51.39 (-83.70%)
since 04/18/19

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Crude Retreats on Dollar Strength and Technical Selling

Mar WTI crude oil (CLH23 ) on Friday closed down -1.33 (-1.64%), and Mar RBOB gasoline (RBH23 ) closed down -2.31 (-0.88%). Crude oil and gasoline prices Friday gave up an early advance and turned lower....

CLH23 : 79.68s (-1.64%)
RBH23 : 2.5935s (-0.88%)
DXY00 : 101.927s (+0.09%)
Nat-Gas Prices Surge Ahead of Expiration of the Feb Nat-Gas Contract

Feb Nymex natural gas (NGG23 ) on Friday closed up +0.165 (+5.60%). Feb nat-gas Friday recovered from early losses and closed sharply higher on fund short covering ahead of Friday's expiration of the New...

NGH23 : 2.849s (+0.04%)
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Crude Falls on Dollar Strength and Technical Selling

Mar WTI crude oil (CLH23 ) this morning is down -0.79 (-0.98%), and Mar RBOB gasoline (RBH23 ) is down -2.60 (-0.99%). Feb Nymex natural gas (NGG23 ) is down -0.034 (-1.55%). Crude oil and gasoline prices...

CLH23 : 79.68s (-1.64%)
RBH23 : 2.5935s (-0.88%)
NGH23 : 2.849s (+0.04%)
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Signs of Stronger Global Energy Demand Supports Crude Prices

Mar WTI crude oil (CLH23 ) on Thursday closed up +0.86 (+1.07%), and Mar RBOB gasoline (RBH23 ) closed up +1.88 (+0.72%). Crude oil and gasoline prices Thursday posted moderate gains. Better-than-expected...

CLH23 : 79.68s (-1.64%)
RBH23 : 2.5935s (-0.88%)
Nat-Gas Prices Sink Amid Mild Winter Weather

Feb Nymex natural gas (NGG23 ) on Thursday closed down -0.123 (-4.01%). Feb nat-gas Thursday sank to a 1-3/4 year nearest-futures low. Global nat-gas supply concerns have faded and sparked fund selling...

NGH23 : 2.849s (+0.04%)
Crude Gains on Signs of Stronger Global Energy Demand

Mar WTI crude oil (CLH23 ) this morning is up +0.90 (+1.12%), and Mar RBOB gasoline (RBH23 ) is up +3.12 (+1.17%). Feb Nymex natural gas (NGG23 ) is down -0.276 (-9.00%). Crude oil and gasoline prices...

CLH23 : 79.68s (-1.64%)
RBH23 : 2.5935s (-0.88%)
NGH23 : 2.849s (+0.04%)
Commodity Mission Accomplished

Global commodity markets were lulled into a false sense of security believing that the global oil, diesel, corn, and copper shortages might have been alleviated. Yet while some believe that global central...

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Maximum Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 32.98
1st Resistance Point 21.49
Last Price 10.01s
1st Support Level 0.00
2nd Support Level 0.00
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 64.39
Fibonacci 61.8% 24.39
Fibonacci 50% 12.03
Last Price 10.01s
Fibonacci 38.2% -0.32
52-Week Low -40.32

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