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Crude Oil Brent Mar '16 (CBH16)

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Crude Oil Brent Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Oil Prices Settle Moderately Lower on Dollar Strength and Weak U.S. Economic Data

Feb WTI crude oil (CLG21) on Friday closed down -1.21 (-2.26%), and Feb RBOB gasoline (RBG21) closed down -2.55 (-1.64%).

Crude oil and gasoline prices on Friday posted moderate losses. A rally in the dollar index to a 3-1/2 week high Friday undercut energy prices along with weak U.S. economic data that was negative for energy demand. Also, news that governments are tightening and extending Covid restrictions is bearish for economic growth and fuel demand.

Crude prices were also under pressure Friday on doubts about President-elect Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic stimulus package. The markets are concerned that Biden's proposals will be watered down by Congressional opposition and that the final version of the stimulus may be well below the initial $1.9 trillion figure.

Friday's weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data was negative for energy demand and crude prices. U.S. Dec retail sales fell -0.7% m/m and -1.4% m/m ex-autos, much weaker t... 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
$8,250/7,500
First Notice Date
02/12/16
Expiration Date
01/28/16 (expired)

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Crude Oil Brent Mar '16
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
27.10 +28.19%
on 01/20/16
39.30 -11.60%
on 01/04/16
-3.48 (-9.11%)
since 12/29/15
3-Month
27.10 +28.19%
on 01/20/16
53.09 -34.56%
on 11/03/15
-16.29 (-31.92%)
since 10/29/15
52-Week
27.10 +28.19%
on 01/20/16
73.21 -52.55%
on 05/06/15
-25.04 (-41.89%)
since 01/29/15

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Feb WTI crude oil (CLG21) on Thursday closed up +0.66 (+1.25%), and Feb RBOB gasoline (RBG21) closed up +0.51 (+0.33%). Crude oil and gasoline prices on Thursday recovered from early losses and closed...

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Crude Oil Slightly Lower on a Stronger Dollar and Economic Concerns

Feb WTI crude oil (CLG21) this morning is down -0.16 (-0.30%), and Feb RBOB gasoline (RBG21) is down -1.29 (-0.83%). Crude oil and gasoline prices this morning are slightly lower. A stronger dollar today...

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 35.85
1st Resistance Point 35.30
Last Price 34.74s
1st Support Level 33.89
2nd Support Level 33.03
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 73.21
Fibonacci 61.8% 55.60
Fibonacci 50% 50.15
Fibonacci 38.2% 44.71
Last Price 34.74s
52-Week Low 27.10

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