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Crude Oil WTI May '20 (CLK20)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Energy Prices Close Higher with Gasoline at a 2-Week High after EIA Gasoline Supplies Unexpectedly Fall

Aug WTI crude oil (CLQ20) on Wednesday closed up +0.28 (+0.69%) at $40.90, Sep Brent crude oil (CBU20) closed up +0.21 (+0.48%) at $43.29, and Aug RBOB gasoline (RBQ20) closed up +0.0159 (+1.25%).

The energy complex on Wednesday closed higher with RBOB gasoline at a 2-week high. Crude prices on Wednesday initially moved lower after an unexpected build in weekly EIA crude inventories and a surge in distillate supplies. However, a slump in the dollar index to a 2-week low sparked short-covering in crude and prices closed higher. Gasoline also gained on an unexpected draw in EIA gasoline stockpiles.

Comments on Wednesday from ECB Vice President Guindos were positive for economic growth and energy demand when he said, "the outlook is a little bit brighter than it was only two months ago in terms of economic performance."

A negative for crude prices is the outlook for an increase in Canadian crude output. Cenovus Energy, Husky Energy, Baytex Energy, and several other... 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
$8,580/7,800
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 Jun 30, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
638,159 (-9,001)
1,208,544 (-34,494)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
704,393 (-6,864)
160,567 (+10,193)
Producers - Long / Short
330,293 (-22,592)
488,499 (-33,893)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
150,756 (+1,366)
562,935 (-12,826)
Managed Money - Long / Short
435,127 (+8,578)
60,260 (+3,799)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
269,266 (-15,442)
100,307 (+6,394)
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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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Aug WTI crude oil (CLQ20) on Wednesday closed up +0.28 (+0.69%) at $40.90, Sep Brent crude oil (CBU20) closed up +0.21 (+0.48%) at $43.29, and Aug RBOB gasoline (RBQ20) closed up +0.0159 (+1.25%). The...

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Aug WTI crude oil (CLQ20) this morning is down -0.15 (-0.37%) at $40.47, Sep Brent crude oil (CBU20) is down -0.18 (-0.44%) at $42.90, and Aug RBOB gasoline (RBQ20) is up +0.0061 (+0.48%). The energy complex...

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Aug WTI crude oil (CLQ20) closed down -0.01 (-0.02%) at $40.62, Sep Brent crude oil (CBU20) closed down -0.02 (-0.05%) at $43.08, and Aug RBOB gasoline (RBQ20) closed up +0.0342 (+2.76%). The energy complex...

Natural Gas Prices Settle at a 2-Month High as Hot U.S. Temps Boost Nat-Gas Demand

Aug Nymex natural gas (NGQ20) on Tuesday closed up +0.046 (+2.51%). Nat-gas prices on Tuesday rallied sharply for a second day and posted a 2-month nearest-futures high. Fund buying pushed nat-gas prices...

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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 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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