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Crude Oil WTI Apr '20 (CLJ20)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Prices Fall on Concern about an Economic Slowdown

Jan WTI crude oil (CLF23) on Thursday closed down -0.55 (-0.76%), and Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF23) closed down -2.81 (-1.35%).

Crude oil and gasoline prices Thursday erased a sharp rally and dropped to fresh 1-year lows.  Oil prices fell on concern that Thursday's increase in U.S. continuing unemployment claims to a 9-1/2 month high might indicate a weakening U.S. economy and reduced oil demand.

Crude prices Thursday initially jumped by more than +4% after TC Energy said it shut the Keystone oil pipeline system after a leak was found in the pipeline in Steele City, Nebraska.  The Keystone pipeline system can carry more than 600,000 bpd of crude from Canada to Cushing, Oklahoma, and onward to Port Arthur and Houston, Texas.  Crude prices gave up their advance on speculation the pipeline could be repaired within days and would be able to avoid a prolonged shutdown.

Crude prices were undercut Monday when Saudi Arabia's state-controlled Saudi Aramco cut its prices for its... 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
$8,250/7,500
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 29, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
512,256 (+4,077)
774,910 (-10,263)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
306,174 (-14,466)
66,435 (-1,730)
Producers - Long / Short
338,600 (-2,228)
321,096 (-5,285)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
74,142 (-135)
354,300 (-11,418)
Managed Money - Long / Short
186,206 (-10,217)
46,409 (-2,851)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
119,968 (-4,249)
20,026 (+1,121)
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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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Jan Nymex natural gas (NGF23 ) on Thursday closed up +0.239 (+4.18%). Jan nat-gas prices Thursday rose sharply for the second day as U.S. weather forecasts shifted colder, which would increase heating...

NGF23 : 5.916 (-0.77%)
Crude Prices Fall on Concern about an Economic Slowdown

Jan WTI crude oil (CLF23 ) on Thursday closed down -0.55 (-0.76%), and Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF23 ) closed down -2.81 (-1.35%). Crude oil and gasoline prices Thursday erased a sharp rally and dropped to...

CLF23 : 72.38 (+1.29%)
RBF23 : 2.0629 (+0.67%)
Crude Falls on Concern about Economic Slowdown

Jan WTI crude oil (CLF23 ) this morning is down -0.38 (-0.53%), and Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF23 ) is down -1.74 (-0.84%). Jan Nymex natural gas (NGF23 ) is up +0.343 (+5.99%). Crude oil and gasoline prices...

CLF23 : 72.38 (+1.29%)
RBF23 : 2.0629 (+0.67%)
NGF23 : 5.916 (-0.77%)
Oil Inversion

U.S. oil inventories, including those in the strategic and commercial reserves, plummeted to a 36-year low, yet tight supplies don’t seem to matter when the yield curve is the most inverted it has been...

Mixed Markets = Mixed Day

Yesterday we gave the markets a Neutral or Mixed bias and the indices didn't disappoint. What will we see today?

Crude Oil Moving Into A Support

Crude is at  68-73 support area, where US also noted they could start buying crude oil, to fill the missing reserves.

Nat-Gas Prices Rebound on Colder U.S. Weather Forecasts

Jan Nymex natural gas (NGF23 ) on Wednesday closed up +0.254 (+4.64%). Jan nat-gas Wednesday recovered from early losses and closed sharply higher on updated weather forecasts calling for colder-than-expected...

NGF23 : 5.916 (-0.77%)
Crude Falls Sharply as Global Energy Demand Falters

Jan WTI crude oil (CLF23 ) on Wednesday closed down -2.24 (-3.02%), and Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF23 ) closed down -7.19 (-3.35%). Crude oil and gasoline prices Wednesday extended this week's losses to 1-year...

CLF23 : 72.38 (+1.29%)
RBF23 : 2.0629 (+0.67%)
Crude Under Pressure from Fears of Shrinking Global Energy Demand

Jan WTI crude oil (CLF23 ) this morning is down -1.74 (-2.34%), and Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF23 ) is down -4.98 (-2.32%). Jan Nymex natural gas (NGF23 ) is down -0.018 (-0.33%). Crude oil and gasoline prices...

CLF23 : 72.38 (+1.29%)
RBF23 : 2.0629 (+0.67%)
NGF23 : 5.916 (-0.77%)

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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