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Crude Oil WTI May '20 (CLK20)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Prices Close Slightly Lower on a Stronger Dollar and Surge in European Covid Infections

Nov WTI crude oil (CLX20) on Friday closed down -6 (-0.15%), Nov Brent crude oil (CBX20) closed down -0.02 (-0.04%), and Nov RBOB gasoline (RBX20) closed up +0.0166 (+1.41%).

The energy complex on Friday was mixed. Crude oil prices were undercut by a rally in the dollar index to a new 2-month high and a surge in Covid infections in Europe. Gasoline prices moved higher on a rally in stocks and on the hope that U.S lawmakers will resume stimulus talks.

Global energy demand concerns are negative for crude prices Friday on concern European governments may need to re-impose lockdown measures in an attempt to slow the spread of the Covid pandemic. France, on Thursday, reported a record of 16,096 new Covid infections. The UK reported 6,634 new infections, the most since the start of the pandemic, and Germany reported 2,321 new Covid infections on Friday, the most since April.

Friday's U.S. economic data was mixed for growth prospects and energy demand. U.S. Aug durable... 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
$6,050/5,500
First Notice Date
04/23/20
Expiration Date
04/21/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI May '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 22, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
625,246 (-49,395)
1,117,945 (-31,543)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
647,934 (-1,159)
175,165 (-24,184)
Producers - Long / Short
358,737 (-33,704)
421,500 (-25,989)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
146,043 (-4,636)
575,979 (+5,501)
Managed Money - Long / Short
412,708 (+11,641)
89,492 (-19,709)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
235,226 (-12,800)
85,673 (-4,475)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
-40.32 +124.83%
on 04/20/20
29.13 -65.64%
on 04/03/20
-12.62 (-55.77%)
since 03/20/20
3-Month
-40.32 +124.83%
on 04/20/20
58.16 -82.79%
on 01/22/20
-48.15 (-82.79%)
since 01/21/20
52-Week
-40.32 +124.83%
on 04/20/20
64.39 -84.45%
on 01/08/20
-51.39 (-83.70%)
since 04/18/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 32.98
1st Resistance Point 21.49
Last Price 10.01s
1st Support Level 0.00
2nd Support Level 0.00

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52-Week High 64.39
Fibonacci 61.8% 24.39
Fibonacci 50% 12.03
Last Price 10.01s
Fibonacci 38.2% -0.32
52-Week Low -40.32

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