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Crude Oil WTI May '21 (CLK21)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Oil Closes Litte Changed with Focus on Gulf Production Recovery Effort

October WTI crude oil (CLV21) on Thursday settled unchanged, and October RBOB gasoline (RBV21) closed down -0.0254 (-1.15%).  

Oct WTI crude oil and Oct RBOB gasoline prices on Thursday settled mostly lower.  A rally in the dollar index on Thursday to a 2-1/2 week high weighed on energy prices, along with weakness in stocks, which curbs confidence in the economic outlook that is negative for energy demand.   Crude prices recovered all of their losses after Thursday's better-than-expected U.S. economic data signaled strong energy demand.

As of Thursday afternoon, 513,878 bpd (28%) of U.S. crude production in the Gulf of Mexico was still offline from Hurricane Ida.  U.S. Gulf crude production may be delayed further as Tropical Storm Nicholas slowly makes its way along the U.S Gulf Coast.

Weakness in the crack spread is bearish for crude prices after the spread tumbled to a 3-week low Thursday.  A lower crack spread discourages refiners from purchasing crude oil to re... Read more

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
04/20/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI May '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 7, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
756,271 (+36,265)
1,147,522 (+33,203)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
506,565 (-9,065)
157,407 (-1,695)
Producers - Long / Short
505,803 (+35,125)
471,976 (+27,518)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
154,828 (-3,569)
579,906 (+976)
Managed Money - Long / Short
316,871 (-2,754)
81,414 (+733)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
189,694 (-6,311)
75,993 (-2,428)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
57.25 +9.07%
on 03/23/21
64.30 -2.89%
on 04/20/21
+1.00 (+1.63%)
since 03/19/21
51.24 +21.86%
on 01/22/21
67.79 -7.89%
on 03/08/21
+9.46 (+17.86%)
since 01/20/21
29.00 +115.31%
on 04/22/20
67.79 -7.89%
on 03/08/21
+27.76 (+80.05%)
since 04/20/20

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NGV21 : 5.293 (-0.79%)
Crude Oil Rallies Sharply on Depleted U.S Crude Supplies

October WTI crude oil (CLV21 ) on Wednesday closed up +2.15 (+3.05%), and October RBOB gasoline (RBV21 ) closed up +0.0342 (+1.57%). Oct WTI crude oil and Oct RBOB gasoline prices on Wednesday rallied...

CLV21 : 72.64 (+0.04%)
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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 66.79
2nd Resistance Point 65.55
1st Resistance Point 63.99
Last Price 62.44s
1st Support Level 61.19
2nd Support Level 59.95
3rd Support Level 58.39

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52-Week High 67.79
Last Price 62.44s
Fibonacci 61.8% 52.97
Fibonacci 50% 48.40
Fibonacci 38.2% 43.82
52-Week Low 29.00

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