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Crude Oil WTI Aug '22 (CLQ22)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Oil Rallies in Sympathy With Gasoline

Sep WTI crude oil (CLU22) on Wednesday closed +1.43 (+1.58%), and Sep RBOB gasoline (RBU22) closed +11.01 (+3.72%).

Oil prices traded lower during the morning due to a bearish EIA report and the restart of the Ukraine oil pipeline. However, oil prices then rallied late in the session on support from the gasoline price rally and the sharp sell-off in the dollar.

In a bearish factor, the EIA on Wednesday reported that U.S. oil inventories last week rose by +5.5 million bbls.  Also, the EIA reported that U.S. oil production last week rose to a 2-1/4 year high as U.S. oil drillers took advantage of high oil prices to boost production.

By contrast, the EIA report was bullish for gasoline, with a rebound in gasoline demand after the previous week's decline and a -5.0 bbl drop in weekly gasoline inventories.

In a bearish factor, the flow of Russian crude oil through the southern leg of the Druzhba pipeline through Ukraine to Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic... Read more

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
07/20/22 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 2, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
616,741 (+21,709)
889,607 (+11,086)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
361,810 (-6,643)
108,058 (-1,135)
Producers - Long / Short
434,640 (+16,344)
349,767 (+7,120)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
62,669 (+143)
420,408 (-1,256)
Managed Money - Long / Short
224,177 (-19,533)
45,634 (+2,100)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
137,633 (+12,890)
62,424 (-3,235)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
90.56 +12.92%
on 07/14/22
114.05 -10.34%
on 06/29/22
-5.73 (-5.31%)
since 06/17/22
90.56 +12.92%
on 07/14/22
120.88 -15.40%
on 06/14/22
+2.09 (+2.09%)
since 04/20/22
58.79 +73.94%
on 08/20/21
120.88 -15.40%
on 06/14/22
+40.65 (+65.98%)
since 07/20/21

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 106.81
2nd Resistance Point 105.60
1st Resistance Point 103.93
Last Price 102.26s
1st Support Level 101.05
2nd Support Level 99.84
3rd Support Level 98.17

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52-Week High 120.88
Last Price 102.26s
Fibonacci 61.8% 97.16
Fibonacci 50% 89.83
Fibonacci 38.2% 82.51
52-Week Low 58.79

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