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Crude Oil Brent Jan '20 (CBF20)

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Crude Oil Brent Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Prices Rally on a Bullish EIA Inventory Report

Jan WTI crude oil (CLF20) this morning is up by +1.42 (+2.57%), Jan Brent crude oil (CBF20) is up +1.46 (+2.40%), and Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF20) is up by +0.426 (+2.67%).

Crude oil prices recovered from 2-1/2 week lows and moved higher this morning on a bullish weekly EIA inventory report. The EIA reported today that crude inventories rose +1.38 million bbl, less than expectations of +1.5 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 initially sold off in overnight trade to 2-1/2 week lows 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 legislation supporting Hong K... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Brent Crude Oil
Contract Size
42,000 U.S. Gallons
Tick Size
1 cent per barrel ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. (EST)
Exchange
ICE/EU
Point Value
$1,000
Margin/Maintenance
$3,300/3,000
First Notice Date
12/16/19 (26 days)
Expiration Date
11/29/19 (9 days)

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Crude Oil Brent Jan '20
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
57.97 +8.30%
on 10/21/19
63.65 -1.37%
on 11/15/19
+3.69 (+6.24%)
since 10/18/19
3-Month
55.55 +13.02%
on 10/03/19
69.16 -9.22%
on 09/16/19
+4.09 (+6.97%)
since 08/20/19
52-Week
51.85 +21.08%
on 12/24/18
71.52 -12.22%
on 04/25/19
-0.09 (-0.14%)
since 11/20/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 40% Buy with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 63.26
1st Resistance Point 62.09
Last Price 62.76
1st Support Level 60.22
2nd Support Level 59.52

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52-Week High 71.52
Fibonacci 61.8% 64.01
Last Price 62.76
Fibonacci 50% 61.68
Fibonacci 38.2% 59.36
52-Week Low 51.85

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