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Crude Oil WTI Dec '22 (CLZ22)
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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Prices Slip After EIA Inventories Climb More Than Expected

April WTI crude oil (CLJ24) on Wednesday closed down -0.33 (-0.42%), and Apr RBOB gasoline (RBJ24) closed down -4.32 (-1.67%).

Crude oil and gasoline prices on Wednesday gave up an early advance and moved lower, with crude falling from a 3-1/2 month high on a bearish weekly EIA inventory report.  Also, Wednesday's rally in the dollar index (DXY00) to a 1-week high weighed on energy prices.  Crude prices Wednesday initially moved higher due to ongoing tensions in the Middle East and expectations that OPEC+ next week will decide to extend roughly 2 million bpd of crude production cuts beyond March.

Wednesday's global economic news was weaker-than-expected and bearish for energy demand and crude prices.  U.S. Q4 GDP was revised downward by -0.1 to 3.2% (q/q annualized) from the previously reported 3.3%.  Also, the Eurozone Feb economic confidence index unexpectedly fell -0.7 to 95.4, weaker than expectations of an increase to 96.6.

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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
11/21/22 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 20, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
623,393 (-21,128)
840,867 (+4,844)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
323,548 (+15,474)
131,647 (-5,355)
Producers - Long / Short
493,605 (-8,400)
363,524 (+9,298)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
43,443 (-1,473)
390,998 (+6,801)
Managed Money - Long / Short
193,300 (+13,065)
69,904 (-10,143)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
130,248 (+2,409)
61,743 (+4,788)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
75.08 +6.19%
on 11/21/22
93.74 -14.95%
on 11/07/22
-5.32 (-6.26%)
since 10/21/22
75.08 +6.19%
on 11/21/22
95.55 -16.56%
on 08/30/22
-9.88 (-11.03%)
since 08/19/22
60.20 +32.44%
on 12/02/21
110.78 -28.03%
on 06/08/22
+10.64 (+15.40%)
since 11/19/21

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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 86.88
2nd Resistance Point 83.59
1st Resistance Point 81.66
Last Price 79.73s
1st Support Level 76.44
2nd Support Level 73.15
3rd Support Level 71.22

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52-Week High 110.78
Fibonacci 61.8% 91.46
Fibonacci 50% 85.49
Last Price 79.73s
Fibonacci 38.2% 79.52
52-Week Low 60.20

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