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Crude Oil WTI Mar '21 (CLH21)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Oil and Gasoline Close at 2-Week Lows on Concern About Tighter Covid Lockdowns

Mar WTI crude oil (CLH21) on Friday closed down -0.86 (-1.62%), and Mar RBOB gasoline (RBH21) closed down -0.22 (-0.14%).

Crude oil and gasoline prices on Friday dropped to 2-week lows. Concern that governments will have to tighten lockdown measures in an attempt to contain the spread of Covid weighed on energy prices Friday. Prices recovered from their worst levels on better-than-expected U.S. economic data along with a mixed EIA inventory report.

The global pandemic surge is leading to longer lockdowns, which undercuts economic growth and energy demand. President Biden warned late Thursday that the pandemic would worsen before it improves as the U.S. faces a "dark winter" where another 100,000 U.S. Covid deaths are expected over the next month. Globally, Covid infections have risen above 98.204 million, and deaths have exceeded 2.103 million.

In a bearish factor for crude oil prices, the German government on Friday cut its 2021 German GDP... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
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
Exchange
NYMEX
Point Value
$1,000
Margin/Maintenance
$4,977/4,525
First Notice Date
02/24/21 (31 days)
Expiration Date
02/22/21 (29 days)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI Mar '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 19, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
691,131 (-593)
1,248,832 (-19,816)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
664,833 (-27,482)
156,249 (-8,349)
Producers - Long / Short
420,555 (-14,552)
488,561 (-19,152)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
156,468 (+4,955)
646,163 (-9,668)
Managed Money - Long / Short
414,975 (-6,123)
70,266 (-2,788)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
249,858 (-21,359)
85,983 (-5,561)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
46.30 +12.89%
on 12/23/20
53.94 -3.10%
on 01/13/21
+5.11 (+10.84%)
since 12/22/20
3-Month
35.00 +49.34%
on 11/02/20
53.94 -3.10%
on 01/13/21
+10.77 (+25.95%)
since 10/22/20
52-Week
27.66 +88.97%
on 04/22/20
53.94 -3.10%
on 01/13/21
-1.15 (-2.15%)
since 01/22/20

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Natural Gas Prices Extend This Week's Decline Down to a 3-Week Low on Forecasts for Above-Normal U.S. Temps

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Crude Oil and Gasoline Fall to 2-Week Lows on Concern About Tighter Covid Lockdowns

Mar WTI crude oil (CLH21) this morning is down -0.53 (-1.00%), and Mar RBOB gasoline (RBH21) is down -0.29 (-0.19%). Crude oil and gasoline prices this morning are moderately lower and posted 2-week lows....

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Natural Gas Prices Settle Lower on Forecasts for Above-Normal U.S. Temps

Feb Nymex natural gas (NGG21) on Thursday closed down -0.048 (-1.89%). Feb nat-gas prices on Thursday posted moderate losses but remained above Wednesday's 3-week low. Forecasts for warmer U.S. weather...

Crude Prices Close Slightly Lower on an Increase in API Inventories and Pandemic-Related Energy Demand Concerns

Mar WTI crude oil (CLH21) on Thursday closed down -0.18 (-0.34%), and Mar RBOB gasoline (RBH21) closed up +0.35 (+0.23%). Crude oil and gasoline prices on Thursday settled mixed. Crude prices fell back...

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 54.86
2nd Resistance Point 54.01
1st Resistance Point 53.14
Last Price 52.27s
1st Support Level 51.42
2nd Support Level 50.57
3rd Support Level 49.70

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52-Week High 53.94
Last Price 52.27s
Fibonacci 61.8% 43.90
Fibonacci 50% 40.80
Fibonacci 38.2% 37.70
52-Week Low 27.66

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