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Crude Oil WTI Jan '15 (CLF15)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Prices Undercut by Chinese Energy Demand Concerns

August WTI crude oil (CLQ24) today is down -0.20 (-0.24%), and Aug RBOB gasoline (RBQ24) is down -2.44 (-0.97%).

Crude oil and gasoline prices today are under pressure, with gasoline falling to a 4-week low.   Weak economic news from China, the world's second-largest crude consumer, is weighing on crude prices today.  Also, improved prospects for Donald Trump to win the US presidential election in November are weighing on oil prices due to the expectation that Trump would pursue pro-US drilling policies if elected.  In addition, today's rally in the S&P 500 to a new record high shows confidence in the US economic outlook that is bullish for energy demand and crude prices.  A weaker dollar today is limiting the downside in crude prices.  

Lackluster Chinese economic news is negative for energy demand and crude prices.  China's Q2 GDP rose +0.6% q/q and +5.0% y/y, weaker than expectations of +0.9% q/q and +5.2% y/y.  Also, China's June retail sales rose +2.0% y/y, weaker t... 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
$6,617/6,016
First Notice Date
12/23/14
Expiration Date
12/19/14 (expired)

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Crude Oil WTI Jan '15
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jan Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 9, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
613,841 (+9,255)
939,278 (+23,610)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
369,229 (+744)
85,335 (-3,204)
Producers - Long / Short
480,718 (+5,993)
402,596 (+12,219)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
42,438 (+546)
445,997 (+8,675)
Managed Money - Long / Short
271,012 (+3,483)
31,000 (-3,326)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
98,217 (-2,739)
54,335 (+122)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
53.60 +5.45%
on 12/16/14
77.83 -27.38%
on 11/21/14
-17.98 (-24.13%)
since 11/19/14
3-Month
53.60 +5.45%
on 12/16/14
93.07 -39.27%
on 09/30/14
-34.40 (-37.84%)
since 09/19/14
52-Week
53.60 +5.45%
on 12/16/14
102.53 -44.87%
on 06/25/14
-34.51 (-37.91%)
since 12/19/13

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Crude Gives up Early Gains as US Consumer Sentiment Unexpectedly Falls

August WTI crude oil (CLQ24 ) Friday closed down -0.41 (-0.50%), and Aug RBOB gasoline (RBQ24 ) closed down -0.25 (-0.10%). Crude oil and gasoline prices Friday gave up an early advance and closed moderately...

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Crude Gains on Dollar Weakness and Tighter US Oil Supplies

August WTI crude oil (CLQ24 ) today is up +0.63 (+0.76%), and Aug RBOB gasoline (RBQ24 ) is up +0.74 (+0.29%). Crude oil and gasoline prices today are posting moderate gains. Today's slide in the dollar...

CLQ24 : 81.83 (-0.46%)
RBU24 : 2.4624 (-0.88%)

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 58.59
1st Resistance Point 57.55
Last Price 56.52s
1st Support Level 54.84
2nd Support Level 53.17
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 102.53
Fibonacci 61.8% 83.84
Fibonacci 50% 78.07
Fibonacci 38.2% 72.29
Last Price 56.52s
52-Week Low 53.60

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