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Crude Oil WTI Jan '24 (CLF24)
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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Prices Supported by Geopolitical Risks and Tighter Supplies

April WTI crude oil (CLJ24) on Friday closed up +1.71 (+2.19%), and Apr RBOB gasoline (RBJ24) closed up +3.34 (+1.29%).

Crude oil and gasoline prices on Friday closed moderately higher, with crude posting a 3-3/4 month high and gasoline posting a 5-1/2 month high.  A weaker dollar on Friday was supportive of energy prices.  Crude also has support on expectations that OPEC+ next week would extend its roughly 2 million bpd of crude production cuts beyond March.  In addition, the ongoing attacks by Houthi rebels on commercial shipping in the Red Sea have disrupted Middle Eastern crude supplies and strengthened the U.S. physical oil markets as foreign buyers turn to U.S. crude supplies to avoid shipping issues.  Crude prices fell back from their best levels Friday after weekly data from Baker Hughes showed active U.S. oil rigs rose to a 5-month high.

Crude prices are supported by concern that the Israel-Hamas war will widen to Lebanon.  Hezbollah and Israel have traded fire... 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
$7,260/6,600
First Notice Date
12/21/23
Expiration Date
12/19/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI Jan '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jan Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 27, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
584,071 (-39,322)
832,325 (-8,542)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
353,996 (+30,448)
129,206 (-2,441)
Producers - Long / Short
452,435 (-41,170)
355,547 (-7,977)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
43,379 (-64)
388,521 (-2,477)
Managed Money - Long / Short
217,215 (+23,915)
50,677 (-19,227)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
136,781 (+6,533)
78,529 (+16,786)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
67.71 +8.46%
on 12/13/23
79.60 -7.74%
on 11/30/23
-2.60 (-3.42%)
since 11/17/23
3-Month
67.71 +8.46%
on 12/13/23
90.27 -18.64%
on 09/28/23
-14.45 (-16.44%)
since 09/19/23
52-Week
64.37 +14.09%
on 03/20/23
90.27 -18.64%
on 09/28/23
+0.81 (+1.12%)
since 12/19/22

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April WTI crude oil (CLJ24 ) on Thursday closed down -0.28 (-0.36%), and Apr RBOB gasoline (RBJ24 ) closed up +2.98 (+1.17%). Crude oil and gasoline prices on Thursday settled mixed. Crude prices gave...

CLJ24 : 79.97s (+2.19%)
RBJ24 : 2.6144s (+1.29%)

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Average Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 76.54
2nd Resistance Point 75.28
1st Resistance Point 74.36
Last Price 73.44s
1st Support Level 72.18
2nd Support Level 70.92
3rd Support Level 70.00

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52-Week High 90.27
Fibonacci 61.8% 80.38
Fibonacci 50% 77.32
Fibonacci 38.2% 74.26
Last Price 73.44s
52-Week Low 64.37

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