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Crude Oil WTI Jul '16 (CLN16)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

WTI Crude Plunges to an 18-3/4 Year Low on Demand Concerns and Supply Surge

May WTI crude oil (CLK20) on Monday closed down -1.42 (-6.60%), May Brent crude oil (CBK20) closed down -2.17 (-8.96%), and May RBOB gasoline (RBK20) closed up +0.0032 (+0.52%).

Crude oil prices on Monday settled sharply lower with WTI crude posting an 18-3/4 year low and Brent crude falling to an 18-year low. Crude oil prices were undercut by a stronger dollar, demand concerns, and the onslaught of supply from Saudi Arabia.

The coronavirus continues to spread at a pace that is forcing massive shutdowns of economic activity across the globe, which has decimated energy demand and helped cause the plunge in energy prices. Confirmed cases of the virus have risen globally to more than 769,000 with deaths exceeding 36,000.

On Sunday, President Trump said he would not try to restart U.S. activity by Easter weekend and instead said that Americans will need to practice "social distancing" until at least April 30. The extended lockdown will further curtail economic activ... 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
06/21/16 (expired)

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Crude Oil WTI Jul '16
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jul Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 24, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
804,091 (-18,980)
1,270,984 (-8,685)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
578,366 (+5,547)
142,353 (+9,771)
Producers - Long / Short
489,761 (-34,366)
451,886 (-41,022)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
123,658 (+4,708)
628,426 (+21,659)
Managed Money - Long / Short
243,563 (+10,403)
78,503 (+3,510)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
334,803 (-4,856)
63,850 (+6,261)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
45.83 +6.59%
on 06/17/16
51.67 -5.46%
on 06/09/16
+0.44 (+0.91%)
since 05/20/16
37.50 +30.27%
on 04/05/16
51.67 -5.46%
on 06/09/16
+5.81 (+13.50%)
since 03/21/16
31.61 +54.54%
on 01/20/16
63.61 -23.20%
on 06/23/15
-13.66 (-21.85%)
since 06/19/15

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Brent Crude Slumps to 18-Year Low on Demand Concerns and Increasing Supplies

May WTI crude oil (CLK20) this morning is down -1.22 (-5.67%), May Brent crude oil (CBK20) is down -2.60 (-10.43%), and May RBOB gasoline (RBK20) is down -0.0283 (-4.61%). The energy complex this morning...

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Natural Gas Closes Slightly Lower due to Ongoing Demand Concerns

Apr Nymex natural gas (NGJ20) on Friday closed down -0.003 (-0.18%). Nat-gas prices on Friday settled slightly lower on continued concern about reduced nat-gas demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic...

Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 8% Buy with a Weakening 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 49.94
1st Resistance Point 49.39
Last Price 48.85s
1st Support Level 48.23
2nd Support Level 47.62

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52-Week High 63.61
Fibonacci 61.8% 51.39
Last Price 48.85s
Fibonacci 50% 47.61
Fibonacci 38.2% 43.83
52-Week Low 31.61

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