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Crude Oil WTI Apr '21 (CLJ21)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude and Gasoline Close Sharply Higher at 4-Week Highs on a Weak Dollar and a Bullish EIA Data

May WTI crude oil (CLK21) on Wednesday closed up +2.97 (+4.94%), and May RBOB gasoline (RBK21) closed up +5.98 (+3.03%).

Crude oil and gasoline prices on Wednesday rallied sharply and posted 4-week highs. A weak dollar underpinned crude prices as the dollar index on Wednesday fell to a 3-1/2 week low. Crude prices extended their gains after the International Energy Agency (IEA) raised its 2021 global crude demand forecast. Crude prices then raced to their highs Wednesday morning on a bullish weekly EIA report.

Crude oil prices rallied Wednesday after the IEA boosted its 2021 global oil demand forecast by +230,000 bpd to 5.7 million bpd.

Comments from Fed Chair Powell were supportive for energy demand and crude prices when he said the U.S. economy "is entering a period of quicker economic expansion," but risks from a potential spike in Covid cases remain.

Wednesday afternoon's Fed Beige Book was positive for energy demand and cru... 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
$5,610/5,100
First Notice Date
03/24/21
Expiration Date
03/22/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI Apr '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Apr Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 6, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
784,153 (+21,224)
1,347,627 (+5,505)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
649,237 (-21,921)
137,512 (-2,336)
Producers - Long / Short
501,750 (+18,342)
594,957 (+26,534)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
163,513 (-4,079)
633,780 (-27,990)
Managed Money - Long / Short
377,544 (-23,324)
43,151 (-1,799)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
271,693 (+1,403)
94,361 (-537)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
58.20 +5.76%
on 03/18/21
67.98 -9.46%
on 03/08/21
-0.15 (-0.24%)
since 02/22/21
3-Month
46.42 +32.59%
on 12/23/20
67.98 -9.46%
on 03/08/21
+14.29 (+30.24%)
since 12/22/20
52-Week
28.15 +118.65%
on 04/22/20
67.98 -9.46%
on 03/08/21
+29.48 (+91.92%)
since 03/20/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 63.68
2nd Resistance Point 62.79
1st Resistance Point 62.17
Last Price 61.55s
1st Support Level 60.66
2nd Support Level 59.77
3rd Support Level 59.15

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52-Week High 67.98
Last Price 61.55s
Fibonacci 61.8% 52.76
Fibonacci 50% 48.07
Fibonacci 38.2% 43.37
52-Week Low 28.15

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