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Crude Oil WTI Apr '23 (CLJ23)
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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Prices Rally Sharply as U.S. Inventories Tighten

November WTI crude oil (CLX23) on Wednesday closed up +3.29 (+3.64%), and Nov RBOB gasoline (RBX23) closed up +3.354 (+1.33%).

Nov WTI crude oil and gasoline prices Wednesday rallied sharply, with crude climbing to a 13-month high.  Crude prices continue to push higher on concern that global oil supplies will remain tight for the foreseeable future.  Crude prices extended their gains after Wednesday's weekly EIA report showed EIA crude inventories fell to a 9-month low and crude supplies at Cushing, the delivery point of WTI futures, dropped to a 14-month low.  

Bearish factors for crude Wednesday were the rally in the dollar index (DXY00) to a 9-3/4 month high.  Also, a slump in the S&P 500 to a 3-3/4 month low undercuts confidence in the economic outlook and is negative for energy demand and crude prices.

Wednesday's action by Germany's economic institutes to cut their growth estimates for Germany this year is bearish for energy demand and crude prices.  The econ... 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
$7,260/6,600
First Notice Date
03/23/23
Expiration Date
03/21/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI Apr '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Apr Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 19, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
586,355 (-38,869)
941,190 (-32,747)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
442,288 (+13,490)
113,862 (+11,935)
Producers - Long / Short
431,615 (-35,179)
416,032 (-40,048)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
63,776 (-579)
434,194 (+10,412)
Managed Money - Long / Short
311,274 (+17,528)
29,654 (-62)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
131,014 (-4,038)
84,208 (+11,997)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
64.12 +8.13%
on 03/20/23
80.94 -14.34%
on 03/07/23
-7.03 (-9.21%)
since 02/21/23
3-Month
64.12 +8.13%
on 03/20/23
82.89 -16.36%
on 01/23/23
-8.76 (-11.22%)
since 12/21/22
52-Week
64.12 +8.13%
on 03/20/23
103.21 -32.83%
on 06/09/22
-19.19 (-21.68%)
since 03/21/22

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Crude Prices Rally Sharply as U.S. Inventories Tighten

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Nat-Gas Prices Gain on Carryover Strength from Crude

November Nymex natural gas (NGX23 ) on Wednesday closed +0.054 (+1.90%). Nat-gas prices Wednesday posted moderate gains and found support on positive carryover from a surge in crude prices to a 13-month...

NGX23 : 2.899s (+1.90%)
Crude Prices Soar as U.S. Inventories Tighten

November WTI crude oil (CLX23 ) this morning is up +3.17 (+3.51%), and Nov RBOB gasoline (RBX23 ) is up +5.14 (+2.04%). Nov WTI crude oil and gasoline prices this morning are sharply higher, with crude...

CLX23 : 93.68s (+3.64%)
RBX23 : 2.5501s (+1.33%)
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Nat-Gas Prices Slip on Warm U.S. Autumn Temps

October Nymex natural gas (NGV23 ) on Tuesday closed -0.061 (-2.10%). Nat-gas prices Tuesday fell to a 2-week low and closed moderately lower. Forecasts for above-normal U.S. autumn temperatures that...

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Crude Prices Finish Higher on Expectations of Tighter Global Supplies

November WTI crude oil (CLX23 ) on Tuesday closed up +0.71 (+0.79%), and Nov RBOB gasoline (RBX23 ) closed up +1.32 (+0.53%). Nov WTI crude oil and gasoline prices Tuesday posted moderate gains on concern...

CLX23 : 93.68s (+3.64%)
RBX23 : 2.5501s (+1.33%)
Crude Prices Supported by Expectations Global Supplies to Remain Tight

November WTI crude oil (CLX23 ) this morning is up +0.51 (+0.57%), and Nov RBOB gasoline (RBX23 ) is down -1.87 (-0.75%). Nov WTI crude oil and gasoline prices this morning are mixed, with gasoline dropping...

CLX23 : 93.68s (+3.64%)
RBX23 : 2.5501s (+1.33%)
DXY00 : 106.658 (+0.40%)
Finally, an Up Day

Yesterday the markets finally gave us an Upside Day. Will we see the same today? Read on to learn more....

Crude Prices Settle Lower on Dollar Strength and Chinese Energy Demand Concerns

November WTI crude oil (CLX23 ) on Monday closed down -0.35 (-0.39%), and Nov RBOB gasoline (RBX23 ) closed down -0.85 (-0.34%). Nov WTI crude oil and gasoline prices Monday posted moderate losses, with...

CLX23 : 93.68s (+3.64%)
RBX23 : 2.5501s (+1.33%)
DXY00 : 106.658 (+0.40%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 73.19
2nd Resistance Point 71.40
1st Resistance Point 70.36
Last Price 69.33s
1st Support Level 67.53
2nd Support Level 65.74
3rd Support Level 64.70

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52-Week High 103.21
Fibonacci 61.8% 88.28
Fibonacci 50% 83.67
Fibonacci 38.2% 79.05
Last Price 69.33s
52-Week Low 64.12

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