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Crude Oil WTI May '20 (CLK20)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Oil Rallies to a 13-1/2 Month High on Tighter Global Supplies and a Fall in U.S. Crude Production

Apr WTI crude oil (CLJ21) this morning is up +1.50 (+2.43%), and Apr RBOB gasoline (RBJ21) is up +3.58 (+1.84%).

Crude oil and gasoline prices this morning are moderately higher, with crude at a new 13-1/2 month high and gasoline at a new 1-1/2 year high. Crude prices are climbing on signs of tighter global supplies. Prices accelerated to their highs today after the EIA reported that U.S. crude production fell to a 5-1/2 month low last week.

Crude prices garnered support today from signs that supplies in Europe are tightening after today's data from Genscape showed that crude supplies in Europe's ARA storage hub fell -2.7 million bbl in the week ended Feb 19 to 56.4 million bbl, the lowest in 5 months.

Today's global economic data was positive for energy demand and crude prices. U.S. Jan new home sales rose +4.3% to 923,000, stronger than expectations of 856,000. Also, German Q4 GDP was revised upward to +0.3% q/q and -2.7% y/y from the pre... 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
$4,977/4,525
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 Feb 16, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
844,358 (+47,552)
1,419,142 (+51,304)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
697,095 (+2,253)
182,382 (+1,798)
Producers - Long / Short
573,177 (+36,290)
651,170 (+29,735)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
159,342 (+902)
656,133 (+11,209)
Managed Money - Long / Short
434,675 (-1,677)
55,703 (-11,168)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
262,420 (+3,930)
126,679 (+12,966)
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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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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 32.98
1st Resistance Point 21.49
Last Price 10.01s
1st Support Level 0.00
2nd Support Level 0.00
3rd Support Level N/A

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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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