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Crude Oil WTI Apr '24 (CLJ24)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Prices Retreat on Ample US Crude Supplies

May WTI crude oil (CLK24) on Wednesday closed down -2.67 (-3.13%), and May RBOB gasoline (RBK24) closed down -9.36 (-3.32%).

Crude and gasoline prices Wednesday sold off sharply, with crude falling to a 3-week low and gasoline dropping to a 2-week low.  Crude prices tumbled after Wednesday's weekly EIA report showed crude inventories rose more than expected to a 10-month high.

Crude oil prices are supported by Israel-Iran tensions.  Top Israeli military officials said Monday that their country has no choice but to respond to Iran's weekend attack.  There are hopes that any Israeli retaliation will be limited and will perhaps conclude the latest round of tensions that began with Israel striking an Iranian consulate in Syria and killing some top Iranian military generals.

Reduced crude demand in India, the world's third-largest crude consumer, is negative for oil prices after India's March oil demand fell -0.6% y/y to 21.09 MMT.

Crude has support from the recen... Read more

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
03/20/24 (expired)

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Crude Oil WTI Apr '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Apr Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 9, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
594,942 (+17,860)
932,689 (+23,086)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
403,797 (+11,469)
106,660 (+15,229)
Producers - Long / Short
458,713 (+18,350)
396,642 (+11,314)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
45,225 (+4,931)
445,043 (+17,193)
Managed Money - Long / Short
271,319 (+9,985)
49,187 (+3,696)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
132,478 (+1,484)
57,473 (+11,533)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
75.84 +7.70%
on 02/26/24
83.85 -2.59%
on 03/19/24
+4.64 (+6.02%)
since 02/20/24
69.79 +17.04%
on 01/03/24
83.85 -2.59%
on 03/19/24
+7.06 (+9.46%)
since 12/20/23
65.41 +24.87%
on 06/12/23
85.75 -4.75%
on 09/15/23
+15.44 (+23.31%)
since 03/20/23

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 84.55
2nd Resistance Point 83.88
1st Resistance Point 82.78
Last Price 81.68s
1st Support Level 81.01
2nd Support Level 80.34
3rd Support Level 79.24

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52-Week High 85.75
Last Price 81.68s
Fibonacci 61.8% 77.98
Fibonacci 50% 75.58
Fibonacci 38.2% 73.18
52-Week Low 65.41

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