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Crude Oil WTI Jan '16 (CLF16)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Energy Complex Closes Higher on Strength in Global Manufacturing Activity

Nov WTI crude oil (CLX20) on Wednesday closed up +0.13 (+0.33%), Nov Brent crude oil (CBX20) closed up +0.05 (+0.10%), and Nov RBOB gasoline (RBX20) closed up +0.0140 (+1.22%).

The energy complex on Wednesday closed higher on strength in global manufacturing activity figures. Wednesday's weekly EIA data was negative for crude oil prices but positive for the products. Crude oil prices were undercut by a rally in the dollar index to a 1-3/4 month high and the outlook for increased crude exports from Libya.

Strength in global manufacturing activity is bullish for energy demand and crude prices. The U.S. Sep Markit manufacturing PMI rose +0.4 to 53.5, right on expectations, and the fastest pace of expansion in 20 months. Also, the Eurozone Sep Markit manufacturing PMI rose +2.0 to 53.7, stronger than expectations of +0.2 to 51.9, and the fastest pace of expansion in 2 years. In addition, the UK Sep Markit manufacturing PMI fell -0.9 to 54.3, stronger than expectations of -... 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
$6,050/5,500
First Notice Date
12/23/15
Expiration Date
12/21/15 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI Jan '16
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jan Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 15, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
674,641 (+37,954)
1,149,488 (+32,619)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
649,093 (+11,868)
199,349 (+11,490)
Producers - Long / Short
392,441 (+27,506)
447,489 (+25,466)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
150,679 (-275)
570,478 (-3,570)
Managed Money - Long / Short
401,067 (+19,624)
109,201 (-11,123)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
248,026 (-7,756)
90,148 (+22,613)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
33.98 +2.24%
on 12/21/15
43.46 -20.06%
on 11/24/15
-7.16 (-17.09%)
since 11/20/15
3-Month
33.98 +2.24%
on 12/21/15
52.05 -33.26%
on 10/09/15
-13.27 (-27.64%)
since 09/21/15
52-Week
33.98 +2.24%
on 12/21/15
65.56 -47.01%
on 05/06/15
-26.44 (-43.22%)
since 12/19/14

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Energy Complex Closes Higher on Strength in Global Manufacturing Activity

Nov WTI crude oil (CLX20) on Wednesday closed up +0.13 (+0.33%), Nov Brent crude oil (CBX20) closed up +0.05 (+0.10%), and Nov RBOB gasoline (RBX20) closed up +0.0140 (+1.22%). The energy complex on Wednesday...

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Nov WTI crude oil (CLX20) this morning is up +0.59 (+1.48%), Nov Brent crude oil (CBX20) is up +0.60 (+1.44%), and Nov RBOB gasoline (RBX20) is up +0.0299 (+2.61%). The energy complex this morning is seeing...

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Energy Complex Settles Mixed as a Stronger Dollar Offsets Better-Than-Expected U.S. Economic Data

Nov WTI crude oil (CLX20) on Tuesday closed up +0.26 (+0.66%), Nov Brent crude oil (CBX20) closed up +0.28 (+0.74%), and Nov RBOB gasoline (RBX20) closed down -0.0078 (-0.68%). The energy complex on Tuesday...

Natural Gas Prices Close Slightly Lower on Demand Concerns

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 35.41
1st Resistance Point 35.07
Last Price 34.74s
1st Support Level 34.19
2nd Support Level 33.65

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52-Week High 65.56
Fibonacci 61.8% 53.50
Fibonacci 50% 49.77
Fibonacci 38.2% 46.04
Last Price 34.74s
52-Week Low 33.98

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