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Crude Oil Brent F Aug '20 (QAQ20)

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Crude Oil Brent (F) Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Settles Sharply Higher on Strong Stocks and a Bullish EIA Report

Sep WTI crude oil (CLU20) on Wednesday closed up +1.06 (+2.55%), Oct Brent crude oil (CBV20) closed up +0.93 (+2.10%), and Sep RBOB gasoline (RBU20) closed up +0.0393 (+3.26%).

The energy complex on Wednesday finished sharply higher. Crude prices opened higher on a weak dollar and stronger stocks and then extended their gains on a bullish weekly EIA inventory report. Economic concerns were a negative factor for energy prices.

U.S. stock indexes on Wednesday moved higher, which bolsters confidence in the economic outlook and is supportive of energy demand and crude prices.

Crude prices raced to their highs Wednesday on a bullish EIA inventory report. The EIA reported that U.S. crude inventories fell -4.51 million bbl, more than expectations of -3.50 million bbl. Also, EIA gasoline stockpiles fell -722,000 bbl, more than expectations of -400,000. In addition, EIA distillate supplies unexpectedly fell -2.32 million bbl versus expectations for a build of +1.0 millio... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Brent Crude Oil Financial Futures
Contract Size
1,000 barrels (42,000 gallons)
Tick Size
1 cent per barrel ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (Settles 1:30p.m.) CST
Exchange
NYMEX
Point Value
$1,000
Margin/Maintenance
$5,500/5,000
First Notice Date
06/30/20
Expiration Date
06/30/20 (expired)

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Crude Oil Brent F Aug '20
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
37.00 +11.16%
on 06/12/20
43.93 -6.37%
on 06/23/20
+2.81 (+7.33%)
since 06/01/20
3-Month
22.50 +82.80%
on 04/22/20
43.93 -6.37%
on 06/23/20
+10.57 (+34.59%)
since 04/01/20
52-Week
22.50 +82.80%
on 04/22/20
66.66 -38.30%
on 01/08/20
-21.56 (-34.39%)
since 07/01/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Strong Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 41.92
1st Resistance Point 41.54
Last Price 41.15s
1st Support Level 40.85
2nd Support Level 40.54

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52-Week High 66.66
Fibonacci 61.8% 49.79
Fibonacci 50% 44.58
Last Price 41.15s
Fibonacci 38.2% 39.37
52-Week Low 22.50

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