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Crude Oil WTI Mar '15 (CLH15)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Rallies as China Eases Pandemic Restrictions

Aug WTI crude oil (CLQ22) on Tuesday closed up +2.19 (+2.00%), and Aug RBOB gasoline (RBQ22) closed up +10.43 (+2.79%).  

Crude oil and gasoline prices Tuesday rallied to 1-week highs and closed moderately higher.  Crude moved higher Tuesday after China eased some pandemic restrictions, which could boost economic activity and energy demand in the world's largest crude importer.  However, a stronger dollar Tuesday and weakness in stocks were negative factors for energy prices.

A bullish factor for crude was China's action Tuesday to cut its mandatory quarantine period to 10 days from three weeks for inbound travelers.   The easing of travel restrictions should boost travel and fuel demand in China.

The prospect of additional crude supplies from OPEC appears limited and supports crude prices.  French President Macron told U.S. President Biden that he talked with United Arab Emirates (UAE) ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed who said the UAE and Saudi Arabia are already p... 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
$9,185/8,350
First Notice Date
02/24/15
Expiration Date
02/20/15 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 21, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
594,860 (-10,084)
918,775 (-27,823)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
388,496 (-20,931)
98,994 (-7,487)
Producers - Long / Short
429,523 (-1,686)
359,598 (-15,670)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
68,118 (-754)
461,958 (-4,509)
Managed Money - Long / Short
254,988 (-27,224)
38,635 (+6,263)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
133,508 (+6,293)
60,359 (-13,750)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
43.58 +15.51%
on 01/29/15
54.24 -7.19%
on 02/03/15
+3.87 (+8.33%)
since 01/20/15
3-Month
43.58 +15.51%
on 01/29/15
77.79 -35.29%
on 11/21/14
-25.48 (-33.61%)
since 11/20/14
52-Week
43.58 +15.51%
on 01/29/15
100.52 -49.92%
on 06/25/14
-42.02 (-45.50%)
since 02/20/14

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 52.64
1st Resistance Point 51.49
Last Price 50.34s
1st Support Level 49.55
2nd Support Level 48.76
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 100.52
Fibonacci 61.8% 78.77
Fibonacci 50% 72.05
Fibonacci 38.2% 65.33
Last Price 50.34s
52-Week Low 43.58

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