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Crude Oil WTI May '20 (CLK20)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Prices Gain as OPEC+ May Cut Output if Demand Falters

January WTI crude oil (CLF22) on Thursday closed up +0.93 (+1.42%), and January RBOB gasoline (RBF22) closed up +1.66 (+0.85%).

WTI crude oil and RBOB gasoline prices on Thursday rebounded from 3-1/4 month lows and closed moderately higher.  Thursday morning, crude sank to a 3-1/4 month low after OPEC+ announced that it would boost its crude production by 400,000 bpd in January.  However, crude prices recovered their losses and moved higher after OPEC+ put a clause into the agreement that said the group could revisit the decision to raise production at any time as the risk to energy demand from the omicron Covid variant becomes clearer.  

Crude oil prices are under pressure on concern that the emergence of a new Covid variant will force countries to impose lockdowns and travel restrictions that curb economic activity and energy demand.  Israel and Japan have already announced that they will close their borders to new foreign arrivals, and other countries have also announ... 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
$5,610/5,100
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 Nov 23, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
713,989 (+2,923)
1,168,954 (-12,436)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
510,586 (+417)
102,929 (+8,545)
Producers - Long / Short
465,906 (+12,057)
453,941 (+14,705)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
131,609 (-3,648)
598,539 (-21,655)
Managed Money - Long / Short
316,079 (+3,304)
47,739 (+6,711)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
194,507 (-2,887)
55,190 (+1,834)
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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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Crude Prices Gain as OPEC+ May Cut Output if Demand Falters

January WTI crude oil (CLF22 ) on Thursday closed up +0.93 (+1.42%), and January RBOB gasoline (RBF22 ) closed up +1.66 (+0.85%). WTI crude oil and RBOB gasoline prices on Thursday rebounded from 3-1/4...

CLF22 : 66.50s (+1.42%)
RBF22 : 1.9677s (+0.85%)
Nat-Gas Prices Sink as Warm U.S. Temps Crimp Heating Demand

January Nymex natural gas (NGF22 ) on Thursday closed down -0.202 (-4.74%). Nat-gas prices on Thursday extended their week-long sell-off and dropped to a 3-1/4 month low. Forecasts for above-average U.S....

NGF22 : 4.056s (-4.74%)
Bridge Too Far

S&P 500 gave up sharp intraday gains on the first Omicron patient in CA. Corona packing punch still, and sending TLT far above yesterday‘s highs while the dollar remained unchanged. That‘s as risk-off...

Crude Rebounds after OPEC+ Said it May Cut Output if Energy Demand Falters

January WTI crude oil (CLF22 ) this morning is up +0.85 (+1.30%), and January RBOB gasoline (RBF22 ) is up +3.19 (+1.63%). January Nymex natural gas (NGF22 ) is down -0.004 (-0.09%). WTI crude oil and...

CLF22 : 66.50s (+1.42%)
RBF22 : 1.9677s (+0.85%)
NGF22 : 4.056s (-4.74%)
The DOW Trading Guide (with a bit of wisdom about what makes a good leader) - December 2, 2021

Our system maintains CLF length from yesterday's lows. DVA guidelines are geared to re-establish HOF and RBF length. Protection was violated yesterday in NGF length.

CLF22 : 66.50s (+1.42%)
HOF22 : 2.1034s (+1.27%)
RBF22 : 1.9677s (+0.85%)
NGF22 : 4.056s (-4.74%)
Fed Comments Doesn't Move Markets

Yesterday the Fed comments didn't move markets, to the Upside at least. What will we see today?

Nat-Gas Prices Plunge as Above-Normal U.S. Temps Reduce Heating Demand

January Nymex natural gas (NGF22 ) on Wednesday closed down -0.309 (-6.77%). Nat-gas prices on Wednesday fell sharply for the third day and posted a fresh 3-month low. Nat-gas prices remain under pressure...

NGF22 : 4.056s (-4.74%)
Crude Sheds Early Gains as the Omicron Variant is Found in California

January WTI crude oil (CLF22 ) on Wednesday closed down -0.61 (-0.92%), and January RBOB gasoline (RBF22 ) closed up +1.10 (+0.57%). WTI crude oil and RBOB gasoline prices on Wednesday settled mixed. ...

CLF22 : 66.50s (+1.42%)
RBF22 : 1.9677s (+0.85%)
Grain Crushings

Grain Crushings - 2021-12-01

ZCH22 : 576-6s (+0.92%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 5.6309 (+0.99%)
ZCBAUS.CM : -0.1365 (+1.80%)
XVF22 : 2,670s (+0.95%)
XEF22 : 91.79 (-0.07%)
FLZ21 : 2.97000s (+3.48%)
ZCDAUS-BIW.CM : 15,357,260 (unch)
ZCYAUS-BIW.CM : 182.83 (+0.01%)
XBH22 : 244.25 (+1.88%)
Weekly U.S. Ethanol Production Moderates by 4%; Implied Gasoline Demand Drops to 6-Month Low

Report on U.S. ethanol production, usage, and stocks for the week ending November 26, 2021.

Barchart Trading Guide

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

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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