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Crude Oil WTI Apr '13 (CLJ13)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude and Gasoline Market News and Commentary

Mar WTI crude oil (CLG19) this morning is up +$0.26 (+0.49%) per barrel and Mar Brent crude (CBH19) is up +$0.38 (+0.62%). Mar RBOB gasoline (RBG19) is down -0.23 cents per gallon (-0.16%). Crude oil prices are stronger this morning as equity prices edge higher. Also, comments from the CEO of BP, Bob Dudley, gave crude prices a boost when he said that production cuts by OPEC+ should eventually lead to a balanced oil market in 2019. Gains were limited by a stronger dollar and by a decline in the crack spread fell to a fresh 1-3/4 year low, which reduces the incentive for refiners to purchase crude oil to refine into gasoline. Crude prices also fell back from their best levels after the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that a sharp slowdown in global growth could weigh heavily on oil consumption. Thursday's weekly EIA crude inventory report is expected to show a decline of -500,000 bbl.

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.) CST
Exchange
NYMEX
Point Value
$1,000
Margin/Maintenance
$4,702/4,275
First Notice Date
03/22/13
Expiration Date
03/20/13 (expired)

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Crude Oil WTI Apr '13
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Apr Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 18, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
820,153 (+18,950)
1,154,438 (+22,283)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
502,715 (-1,869)
193,107 (-1,971)
Producers - Long / Short
495,670 (+27,814)
478,536 (+28,660)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
151,655 (-2,047)
503,074 (+440)
Managed Money - Long / Short
195,923 (-11,064)
128,627 (+16,280)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
306,792 (+9,195)
64,480 (-18,251)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
89.33 +4.06%
on 03/04/13
94.92 -2.06%
on 02/21/13
-2.26 (-2.37%)
since 02/20/13
3-Month
89.12 +4.31%
on 12/21/12
98.66 -5.78%
on 01/30/13
+1.73 (+1.90%)
since 12/20/12

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 93.99
1st Resistance Point 93.48
Last Price 92.96s
1st Support Level 92.27
2nd Support Level 91.57

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52-Week High 108.57
Fibonacci 61.8% 98.04
Fibonacci 50% 94.79
Last Price 92.96s
Fibonacci 38.2% 91.53
52-Week Low 81.00

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