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Crude Oil WTI Aug '19 (CLQ19)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Prices Settle Sharply Higher on a Bullish EIA Inventory Report

Jan WTI crude oil (CLF20) on Wednesday closed up by +1.66 (+3.00%), Jan Brent crude oil (CBF20) closed up +1.49 (+2.48%), and Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF20) closed up by +0.523 (+3.27%).

Crude oil prices recovered from a 2-1/2 week low and moved sharply higher Wednesday on a bullish weekly EIA inventory report. The EIA reported Wednesday that crude oil inventories rose by +1.38 million bbl, less than expectations of +1.50 million bbl. Also, crude supplies at Cushing, the delivery point for WTI futures, dropped -2.265 million bbl. In addition, EIA distillate stockpiles fell -974,000 bbl to a 17-month low of 115.681 million bbl. On the negative side, EIA gasoline stockpiles rose +1.75 million bbl, well above expectations of +750,000 bbl.

Crude prices early Wednesday initially sold off to a 2-1/2 week low on ramped-up trade tensions between the U.S. and China, which may hamper global growth and energy demand. Tensions increased after the U.S. Senate late Tuesday night passed l... 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
$4,400/4,000
First Notice Date
07/24/19
Expiration Date
07/22/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI Aug '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 12, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
771,412 (+32,519)
1,196,163 (+51,324)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
539,082 (-25,944)
114,485 (-44,401)
Producers - Long / Short
464,878 (+15,331)
478,066 (+45,291)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
136,614 (-735)
548,177 (-11,890)
Managed Money - Long / Short
226,642 (-9,922)
63,123 (-43,239)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
312,440 (-16,022)
51,362 (-1,162)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
54.72 +2.74%
on 07/18/19
60.94 -7.75%
on 07/11/19
-1.21 (-2.11%)
since 06/21/19
3-Month
50.79 +10.69%
on 06/05/19
66.22 -15.10%
on 04/23/19
-9.15 (-14.00%)
since 04/22/19
52-Week
44.46 +26.45%
on 12/24/18
74.86 -24.90%
on 10/03/18
-6.95 (-11.00%)
since 07/20/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 56% Sell with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Average. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is approaching oversold territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 57.38
1st Resistance Point 56.80
Last Price 56.22s
1st Support Level 55.68
2nd Support Level 55.14

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52-Week High 74.86
Fibonacci 61.8% 63.25
Fibonacci 50% 59.66
Last Price 56.22s
Fibonacci 38.2% 56.07
52-Week Low 44.46

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