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Crude Oil WTI Apr '20 (CLJ20)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Closes Moderately Lower on Covid Concerns

January WTI crude oil (CLF22) on Friday closed down -0.24 (-0.36%), and January RBOB gasoline (RBF22) closed down -1.48 (-0.75%).  

WTI crude oil and RBOB gasoline prices on Friday gave up an early advance and settled moderately lower.   Covid concerns undercut energy prices Friday, with at least six U.S. states reporting omicron variant cases and the 7-day average of new U.S. Covid infections climbing to a 1-3/4 month high on Thursday.  Crude prices on Friday initially moved higher on the prospects for Iranian crude to remain out of the global market as the Iranian nuclear talks drag on.  

Crude still has carry-over support from Thursday when OPEC+ put a clause into the agreement to raise crude output by 400,000 bpd in January, saying they could revisit the decision to raise production at any time as the risk to energy demand from the omicron Covid variant becomes clearer.

Crude prices have support on concern the Iranian nuclear talks will continue to drag on, whi... 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
$6,435/5,850
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 Nov 30, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
710,000 (-3,989)
1,142,885 (-26,069)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
511,862 (+1,276)
124,628 (+21,699)
Producers - Long / Short
459,102 (-6,804)
441,184 (-12,757)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
129,641 (-1,968)
580,444 (-18,095)
Managed Money - Long / Short
301,458 (-14,621)
67,752 (+20,013)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
210,404 (+15,897)
56,876 (+1,686)
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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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Weekly highlights: Crude

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CBG22 : 69.88s (+0.30%)
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CLPAUS127.CM : 62.863 (-0.25%)
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XLE : 55.14 (-0.79%)
Weekly highlights: Gasoline

Gasoline stocks increased sharply by 4mb and demand fell by 538,000 bpd. Day's cover increased sharply by 1.8 to 24.50 days which is the highest level in ten weeks. Gasoline fundamentals typically weaken...

HOF22 : 2.0984s (-0.24%)
RBF22 : 1.9529s (-0.75%)
ZKF22 : 2.137s (unch)
LOH22 : 2.0734s (-0.07%)
LFF22 : 615.00s (+1.53%)
LGG22 : 1.9402s (-0.54%)
RBPAUS04.CM : 3.2718 (-0.94%)
RBPAUS06.CM : 3.6851 (-0.70%)
HOPAUS02.CM : 3.7887 (+0.51%)
HOPAUS01.CM : 3.6483 (-0.26%)
XLE : 55.14 (-0.79%)
Weekly highlights: Heating Oil / Diesels

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HOF22 : 2.0984s (-0.24%)
RBF22 : 1.9529s (-0.75%)
ZKF22 : 2.137s (unch)
LOH22 : 2.0734s (-0.07%)
LFF22 : 615.00s (+1.53%)
LGG22 : 1.9402s (-0.54%)
RBPAUS04.CM : 3.2718 (-0.94%)
RBPAUS06.CM : 3.6851 (-0.70%)
HOPAUS02.CM : 3.7887 (+0.51%)
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XLE : 55.14 (-0.79%)
Nat-Gas Prices Post Moderate Gains on Pre-Weekend Short-Covering

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NGF22 : 4.132s (+1.87%)
Crude Closes Moderately Lower on Covid Concerns

January WTI crude oil (CLF22 ) on Friday closed down -0.24 (-0.36%), and January RBOB gasoline (RBF22 ) closed down -1.48 (-0.75%). WTI crude oil and RBOB gasoline prices on Friday gave up an early advance...

CLF22 : 66.26s (-0.36%)
RBF22 : 1.9529s (-0.75%)
Crude Rallies as Iranian Nuclear Talks Drag On

January WTI crude oil (CLF22 ) this morning is up +1.15 (+1.73%), and January RBOB gasoline (RBF22 ) is up +1.43 (+0.73%). January Nymex natural gas (NGF22 ) is up +0.088 (+2.17%). WTI crude oil and RBOB...

CLF22 : 66.26s (-0.36%)
RBF22 : 1.9529s (-0.75%)
NGF22 : 4.132s (+1.87%)
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Our system positions are length in CLF, HOF, and RBF. NGF has is a neutral stance, yet DVA guidelines are friendly to establishing a new position in either direction if stated price zones are probed.

CLF22 : 66.26s (-0.36%)
HOF22 : 2.0984s (-0.24%)
RBF22 : 1.9529s (-0.75%)
NGF22 : 4.132s (+1.87%)
GOLD and Crude OIL Intraday: Elliott Wave Analysis

Crude Oil spiked down as OPEC plans to go with 400k output per day in January, but energy recovered later as a technical reaction to oversold conditions. We can see a nice turn up for now,

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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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