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Crude Oil WTI Apr '20 (CLJ20)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Closes Lower on a Slump in Equities

March WTI crude oil (CLH22) on Friday closed down -0.41 (-0.48%), and March RBOB gasoline (RBH22) closed down -1.97 (-0.80%).

WTI crude oil and RBOB gasoline prices on Friday closed moderately lower.  A slump in the S&P 500 to a 3-1/4 month low Friday undercut confidence in the economic outlook and prompted long liquidation in most commodities, including crude oil.  Crude prices also have negative carry-over from Thursday when the EIA reported an unexpected increase in weekly U.S. crude inventories.   Losses in crude were limited Friday from a weaker dollar.

Crude prices on Thursday rallied to a 7-1/4 year nearest-futures high on signs of stronger demand amid dwindling supplies.  The IEA Wednesday, in its monthly global crude demand forecast, raised its 2022 global oil demand estimate by +200,000 bpd to 99.7 million bpd and said global oil demand suffered little impact from the omicron Covid wave.   The IEA also said there was a "massive" 1.66 million bpd drawdown on ave... 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
$6,765/6,150
First Notice Date
03/24/20
Expiration Date
03/20/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI Apr '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Apr Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 18, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
759,825 (+33,529)
1,186,877 (+63,641)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
503,178 (+18,808)
117,397 (-6,468)
Producers - Long / Short
550,840 (+38,325)
498,242 (+38,790)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
110,993 (-3,537)
590,643 (+26,110)
Managed Money - Long / Short
324,378 (+14,687)
44,867 (-6,170)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
178,800 (+4,121)
72,530 (-298)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
19.46 +15.26%
on 03/20/20
53.86 -58.35%
on 02/21/20
-31.45 (-58.37%)
since 02/20/20
3-Month
19.46 +15.26%
on 03/20/20
64.99 -65.49%
on 01/08/20
-37.52 (-62.59%)
since 12/20/19
52-Week
19.46 +15.26%
on 03/20/20
64.99 -65.49%
on 01/08/20
-37.62 (-62.65%)
since 03/20/19

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Crude Closes Lower on a Slump in Equities

March WTI crude oil (CLH22 ) on Friday closed down -0.41 (-0.48%), and March RBOB gasoline (RBH22 ) closed down -1.97 (-0.80%). WTI crude oil and RBOB gasoline prices on Friday closed moderately lower....

CLH22 : 85.14s (-0.48%)
RBH22 : 2.4465s (-0.80%)
Nat-Gas Prices Rally on Cold U.S. Temperatures

February Nymex natural gas (NGG22 ) on Friday closed up by +0.197 (+5.18%). Natural gas prices on Friday settled sharply higher. The outlook for colder U.S. temperatures that will boost heating demand...

NGH22 : 3.782s (+3.64%)
Crude Falls as Prices Consolidate Below Thursday’s 7-Year High

March WTI crude oil (CLH22 ) this morning is down -0.75 (-0.88%), and March RBOB gasoline (RBH22 ) is down -2.22 (-0.90%). February Nymex natural gas (NGG22 ) is up by +0.099 (+2.60%). WTI crude oil and...

CLH22 : 85.14s (-0.48%)
RBH22 : 2.4465s (-0.80%)
NGH22 : 3.782s (+3.64%)
The DOW Trading Guide (with a bit of wisdom) - January 21, 2022

Energy trading positions, directives, and guidelines are posted here for CLH, HOG, RBG, and NGG. Please click the above link to open our contributed technical analysis guidance report.

CLH22 : 85.14s (-0.48%)
HOG22 : 2.6912s (+0.73%)
RBG22 : 2.4424s (-0.80%)
NGG22 : 3.999s (+5.18%)
UI Claims Torpedo Markets

Yesterday the markets faltered due to not too stellar economic news. What will happen today?

20 January 2022, Knight EMA Performance Update

1) Position valuation spreadsheet, settlement 20 January 2022 Profit = net change on the day for that positionTotal profit = total open trade equity for the position 2) Position update 20 January 2022...

ESH22 : 4,390.00s (-1.89%)
ETH22 : 4,390.00s (-1.89%)
NQH22 : 14,426.50s (-2.79%)
NMH22 : 14,426.50s (-2.79%)
GCG22 : 1,831.8s (-0.59%)
SIH22 : 24.320s (-1.60%)
SIH22 : 24.320s (-1.60%)
SIH22 : 24.320s (-1.60%)
SOH22 : 24.320s (-1.60%)
A6H22 : 0.71775s (-0.92%)
MGH22 : 0.7178s (-0.91%)
D6H22 : 0.79515s (-0.80%)
Crude Prices Relinquish Early Gains as the Dollar Rebounds

February WTI crude oil (CLG22 ) on Thursday closed down -0.06 (-0.07%), and February RBOB gasoline (RBG22 ) closed up +0.52 (+0.21%). WTI crude oil and RBOB gasoline prices on Thursday gave up early...

CLH22 : 85.14s (-0.48%)
RBH22 : 2.4465s (-0.80%)
Nat-Gas Prices Plunge on the Outlook for Warmer U.S. Temperatures

February Nymex natural gas (NGG22 ) on Thursday closed down by -0.229 (-5.68%). On Thursday, natural gas prices extended Wednesday's sharp losses down to a 2-week low. The outlook for warmer U.S. temperatures...

NGH22 : 3.782s (+3.64%)
Crude Breaking Out?

Actionable ideas and risk management for Crude and other energies . . .

Crude Prices Remain Firm Despite an Unexpected Increase in EIA Inventories

February WTI crude oil (CLG22 ) this morning is up +0.77 (+0.89%), and February RBOB gasoline (RBG22 ) is up +1.27 (+0.52%). February Nymex natural gas (NGG22 ) is down by -0.226 (-5.61%). WTI crude oil...

CLH22 : 85.14s (-0.48%)
RBH22 : 2.4465s (-0.80%)
NGH22 : 3.782s (+3.64%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 31.69
1st Resistance Point 27.06
Last Price 22.43s
1st Support Level 18.63
2nd Support Level 14.83
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 64.99
Fibonacci 61.8% 47.60
Fibonacci 50% 42.22
Fibonacci 38.2% 36.85
Last Price 22.43s
52-Week Low 19.46

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