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Crude Oil WTI Mar '16 (CLH16)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Energy Complex Rallies to 3-Week Highs and Closes Higher on a Bullish EIA Inventory Report

Dec WTI crude oil (CLZ19) on Wednesday closed up by +1.49 (+2.73%), Dec Brent crude oil (CBZ19) closed up by +1.47 (+2.46%), and Dec RBOB gasoline (RBZ19) closed up by +0.0443 (+1.82%). The energy complex rallied to 3-week highs Wednesday on a weak dollar and a bullish EIA inventory report. Crude prices rallied sharply after the EIA reported Wednesday that U.S. crude oil inventories unexpectedly fell -1.7 million bbl versus expectations for a +3.0 million bbl build. Also, EIA gasoline inventories fell -3.10 million bbl to a 1-3/4 year low, more than expectations of -2.25 million bbl. On the negative side, crude supplies at Cushing, OK, delivery point of WTI futures, rose by +1.506 million bbl to a 2-month high. Crude prices have carry-over support on Tuesday's report from Reuters that said OPEC and its allies (OPEC+) will consider steeper cuts to crude production when they meet in December due to concern about weak global demand growth in 2020. However, Russian Energy Minister Novack s... 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
$4,950/4,500
First Notice Date
02/24/16
Expiration Date
02/22/16 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 15, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
785,449 (-7,703)
1,149,906 (-6,755)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
536,406 (+16,123)
179,522 (+14,324)
Producers - Long / Short
474,755 (-4,228)
451,204 (+3,816)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
138,258 (+1,711)
526,266 (-5,385)
Managed Money - Long / Short
211,183 (+720)
120,721 (+7,321)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
325,223 (+15,403)
58,801 (+7,003)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
26.05 +20.84%
on 02/11/16
34.82 -9.59%
on 01/28/16
-0.71 (-2.21%)
since 01/22/16
3-Month
26.05 +20.84%
on 02/11/16
45.93 -31.46%
on 11/24/15
-12.75 (-28.83%)
since 11/20/15
52-Week
26.05 +20.84%
on 02/11/16
65.61 -52.02%
on 05/06/15
-28.71 (-47.70%)
since 02/20/15

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 16% Sell with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Soft. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 33.57
1st Resistance Point 32.53
Last Price 31.48s
1st Support Level 29.96
2nd Support Level 28.43

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52-Week High 65.61
Fibonacci 61.8% 50.50
Fibonacci 50% 45.83
Fibonacci 38.2% 41.16
Last Price 31.48s
52-Week Low 26.05

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