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Crude Oil WTI Dec '19 (CLZ19)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Energy Complex Moves Higher on Economic Optimism as Stocks Rally to New Record Highs

Dec WTI crude oil (CLZ19) this morning is up by +0.22 (+0.39%), Jan Brent crude oil (CBF20) is up by +0.14 (+0.23%), and Dec RBOB gasoline (RBZ19) is up by +0.103 (+0.64%).

The energy complex is moving higher today on positive trade news that is bolstering optimism in the economic outlook, which is positive for energy demand.

U.S. stock indexes surged to new all-time highs today on positive trade news, which shows confidence in the economic outlook that is bullish for energy demand, after a Bloomberg report today said the U.S. may delay a decision on whether to impose tariffs on European automakers after Volkswagen and Daimler said they will shift parts of their global production to suppliers in the U.S.

Improved European economic optimism helped to push the Euro Stoxx 50 up to a 4-1/4 year high today, which is also supportive for energy demand prospects, after today's German Nov ZEW expectations of economic growth index rose sharply by +20.7 to a 6-month high o... 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
$4,785/4,350
First Notice Date
11/22/19 (10 days)
Expiration Date
11/20/19 (8 days)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI Dec '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 5, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
738,893 (-7,205)
1,144,839 (+14,564)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
565,026 (+12,784)
158,886 (-10,009)
Producers - Long / Short
449,547 (-584)
432,775 (+6,776)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
137,349 (-205)
560,067 (+14,204)
Managed Money - Long / Short
236,564 (+9,335)
106,362 (-9,414)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
328,462 (+3,449)
52,524 (-595)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
52.46 +8.20%
on 10/15/19
57.88 -1.94%
on 11/07/19
+2.02 (+3.61%)
since 10/11/19
3-Month
50.89 +11.53%
on 10/03/19
62.75 -9.55%
on 09/16/19
+2.61 (+4.74%)
since 08/12/19
52-Week
45.14 +25.74%
on 12/24/18
64.89 -12.53%
on 04/25/19
-4.70 (-7.71%)
since 11/12/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

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

Longer term, the trend strength is Weak.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 57.99
1st Resistance Point 57.42
Last Price 56.78
1st Support Level 56.27
2nd Support Level 55.69

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52-Week High 64.89
Fibonacci 61.8% 57.35
Last Price 56.78
Fibonacci 50% 55.01
Fibonacci 38.2% 52.68
52-Week Low 45.14

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