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Crude Oil WTI Aug '19 (CLQ19)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Energy Complex Settles Mixed as Economic Optimism Lifts Crude Prices

Feb WTI crude oil (CLG20) on Friday closed up +0.02 (+0.03%), Mar Brent crude oil (CBH20) closed up +0.23 (+0.36%), and Feb RBOB gasoline (RBG20) closed down -0.0142 (-0.86%).

The energy complex settled mixed on Friday. Economic optimism and an easing of trade tensions boosted crude prices Friday, although gains were limited on dollar strength and weakness in the crack spread.

Friday's rally in U.S. stock indexes to new record highs shows confidence in the economic outlook and is positive for energy demand. Also, an easing of trade tensions is bullish for economic growth prospects and energy demand after the U.S. and China signed a phase-one trade deal on Wednesday and after the U.S. Senate on Thursday approved the USMCA agreement, which could spark new business investment now that the long-term rules are set for North American trade.

Better-than-expected Chinese economic data is positive for global growth and energy demand prospects after Friday's data showed C... 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
$4,125/3,750
First Notice Date
07/24/19
Expiration Date
07/22/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI Aug '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 14, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
687,440 (-42,666)
1,251,772 (-76,259)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
610,444 (-28,565)
80,132 (+8,395)
Producers - Long / Short
394,095 (-33,707)
395,926 (-58,934)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
138,293 (-57)
700,794 (-8,423)
Managed Money - Long / Short
285,931 (-54,304)
48,882 (+19,174)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
324,513 (+25,739)
31,250 (-10,779)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
54.72 +2.74%
on 07/18/19
60.94 -7.75%
on 07/11/19
-1.21 (-2.11%)
since 06/21/19
3-Month
50.79 +10.69%
on 06/05/19
66.22 -15.10%
on 04/23/19
-9.15 (-14.00%)
since 04/22/19
52-Week
44.46 +26.45%
on 12/24/18
74.86 -24.90%
on 10/03/18
-6.95 (-11.00%)
since 07/20/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 56% Sell with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is approaching oversold territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 57.38
1st Resistance Point 56.80
Last Price 56.22s
1st Support Level 55.68
2nd Support Level 55.14

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52-Week High 74.86
Fibonacci 61.8% 63.25
Fibonacci 50% 59.66
Last Price 56.22s
Fibonacci 38.2% 56.07
52-Week Low 44.46

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