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Crude Oil WTI Oct '17 (CLV17)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Energy Complex Settles Mixed as a Weak Dollar Offsets Global Energy Demand Concerns

Nov WTI crude oil (CLX19) on Friday closed down by -0.15 (-0.28%), Dec Brent crude oil (CBZ19) closed down by -0.49 (-0.82%), and Nov RBOB gasoline (RBX19) closed up by +0.0005 (+0.03%). The energy complex settled mixed Friday as a slump in the dollar index to a 1-3/4 month low was offset by weakness in China's economy that raises energy demand concerns. The dollar index fell for a fourth day Friday and slid to a 1-3/4 month low, which is bullish for most commodities priced in dollars. A slowdown in China, the world's second-largest crude consumer, weighed on crude prices after Friday's data showed China Q3 GDP rose +6.0% y/y, weaker than expectations of +6.1% y/y and the slowest pace since the early 1990s. Friday's U.S. economic data was negative for economic growth and energy demand prospects after Sep leading indicators unexpectedly fell -0.1%, weaker than expectations of no change and the second month the index has declined. Thursday’s weekly EIA data showed that U.S. crude oil inv... 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
$4,950/4,500
First Notice Date
09/22/17
Expiration Date
09/20/17 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI Oct '17
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Oct Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 15, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
785,449 (-7,703)
1,149,906 (-6,755)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
536,406 (+16,123)
179,522 (+14,324)
Producers - Long / Short
474,755 (-4,228)
451,204 (+3,816)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
138,258 (+1,711)
526,266 (-5,385)
Managed Money - Long / Short
211,183 (+720)
120,721 (+7,321)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
325,223 (+15,403)
58,801 (+7,003)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
45.58 +10.60%
on 08/31/17
50.65 -0.47%
on 09/20/17
+1.75 (+3.60%)
since 08/18/17
3-Month
42.51 +18.58%
on 06/21/17
50.65 -0.47%
on 09/20/17
+6.39 (+14.52%)
since 06/20/17
52-Week
42.51 +18.58%
on 06/21/17
58.34 -13.59%
on 01/03/17
+1.39 (+2.84%)
since 09/20/16

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Energy Complex Settles Mixed as a Weak Dollar Offsets Global Energy Demand Concerns

Nov WTI crude oil (CLX19) on Friday closed down by -0.15 (-0.28%), Dec Brent crude oil (CBZ19) closed down by -0.49 (-0.82%), and Nov RBOB gasoline (RBX19) closed up by +0.0005 (+0.03%). The energy complex...

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Energy Complex is Mixed as a Weak Dollar Offsets Global Energy Demand Concerns

Nov WTI crude oil (CLX19) this morning is up by +0.14 (+0.26%), Dec Brent crude oil (CBZ19) is down by -0.12 (-0.20%), and Nov RBOB gasoline (RBX19) is up by +0.0098 (+0.60%). The energy complex is mixed...

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Crude Oil Prices Rally on Weak Dollar and Brexit Optimism and Shake off Bearish EIA Report

Nov WTI crude oil (CLX19) on Thursday closed up by +0.57 (+1.07%), Dec Brent crude oil (CBZ19) closed up by +0.49 (+0.82%), and Nov RBOB gasoline (RBX19) closed down -0.0023 (-0.14%). The energy complex...

Natural Gas Closes Higher on Cold Temps and Below-Average EIA Build

Nov Nymex natural gas (NGX19) on Thursday closed up +0.15 (+0.65%). Nov nat-gas prices on Thursday moved up towards Wednesday's 1-1/2 week high on expectations for cold weather in the U.S. to boost heating...

Making Sense of the Dilly-Dallying Days in Crude Oil

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Buy with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Good. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 51.17
1st Resistance Point 50.79
Last Price 50.41s
1st Support Level 49.89
2nd Support Level 49.37

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52-Week High 58.34
Fibonacci 61.8% 52.29
Fibonacci 50% 50.42
Last Price 50.41s
Fibonacci 38.2% 48.56
52-Week Low 42.51

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