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Crude Oil WTI Apr '24 (CLJ24)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Prices Fall as Weekly EIA Inventories Unexpectedly Climb

July WTI crude oil (CLN24) today is down -0.40 (-0.51%), and July RBOB gasoline (RBN24) is down -1.40 (-0.56%).

Crude oil and gasoline prices today fell to 1-week lows and are moderately lower.  Today's rally in the dollar index (DXY00) to a 1-week high is negative for energy prices.  Crude prices maintained moderate losses after today's weekly EIA report showed crude supplies unexpectedly rose last week.  

Higher than-expected Russian crude output is bearish for oil prices.  According to Bloomberg calculations based on official data, Russian crude production in April was 9.418 million bpd, more than +300,000 bpd above the 9.1 million bpd target Russia agreed to with OPEC+.  Also, Russian crude processing averaged 5.45 million bpd in the first half of May, up 4% above April's level as refineries recovered from Ukrainian drone strikes.  In addition, Russia's fuel exports have increased as refineries came back online after being damaged by Ukrainian drone attacks.  Russian... 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
$6,751/6,138
First Notice Date
03/22/24
Expiration Date
03/20/24 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 14, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
690,868 (+2,412)
941,829 (-7,698)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
330,395 (-30,138)
127,352 (-17,737)
Producers - Long / Short
547,322 (-10,299)
426,844 (-10,820)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
44,568 (-629)
416,007 (-10,218)
Managed Money - Long / Short
201,164 (-6,457)
81,932 (-21,170)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
129,231 (-23,681)
45,420 (+3,433)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
75.84 +7.70%
on 02/26/24
83.85 -2.59%
on 03/19/24
+4.64 (+6.02%)
since 02/20/24
3-Month
69.79 +17.04%
on 01/03/24
83.85 -2.59%
on 03/19/24
+7.06 (+9.46%)
since 12/20/23
52-Week
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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