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Crude Oil WTI May '20 (CLK20)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Oil Settles Lower on Global Demand Concerns

Jul WTI crude oil (CLN20) on Friday closed down -0.67 (-1.98%) at $33.25, Jul Brent crude oil (CBN20) closed down -0.93 (-2.56%) at $35.13, and Jul RBOB gasoline (RBN20) closed down -0.0100 (-0.94%).

The energy complex on Friday settled sharply lower on a stronger dollar and on doubts about China's economy and its energy demand. Also, long liquidation pressures weighed on crude oil ahead of the long Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Escalation of U.S./China tensions boosted the dollar on Friday and undercut stock and commodity prices. Tensions rose after China announced plans to impose a national security law on Hong Kong. President Trump said the U.S. would "respond strongly" to a planned move by China to crack down on protests and democratic movements in Hong Kong.

Concern that weak economic growth in China, the world's second-largest crude consumer, will curb China's energy demand also undercut crude prices. Growth concerns increased after China on Friday abandon... 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
$9,900/9,000
First Notice Date
04/23/20
Expiration Date
04/21/20 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 19, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
748,156 (-78,135)
1,323,111 (-61,151)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
692,017 (-17,540)
148,414 (-20,124)
Producers - Long / Short
425,213 (-66,330)
546,228 (-54,197)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
139,073 (+4,198)
593,013 (+9,049)
Managed Money - Long / Short
401,853 (-3,218)
41,670 (-11,716)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
290,164 (-14,322)
106,744 (-8,408)
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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 Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 80% Sell with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 32.98
1st Resistance Point 21.49
Last Price 9.06
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 9.06
Fibonacci 38.2% -0.32
52-Week Low -40.32

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