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Crude Oil WTI Dec '19 (CLZ19)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Prices Close Lower as Trade Doubts Cloud Energy Demand Prospects

Dec WTI crude oil (CLZ19) on Monday closed down by -0.67 (-1.16%), Jan Brent crude oil (CBF20) closed down -0.86 (-1.40%), and Dec RBOB gasoline (RBZ19) closed down by -0.140 (-0.86%).

The energy complex moved lower Monday on reduced prospects for a resolution to the U.S./China trade war. Trade optimism receded after CNBC reported on Monday that the mood in Beijing about a U.S./China trade deal is pessimistic after President Trump nixed a rollback of tariffs on Chinese goods. A lingering trade war is negative for crude prices since it would likely undercut global growth and energy demand.

Monday's U.S. economic data was negative for economic growth and energy demand prospects after the Nov NAHB housing market index unexpectedly fell -1 to 70, slightly weaker than expectations of no change at 71.

Another negative for crude prices was Monday's monthly Drilling Productivity Report from the EIA that projected U.S. shale-oil crude oil production in December will clim... 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
$4,400/4,000
First Notice Date
11/22/19 (3 days)
Expiration Date
11/20/19 (1 day)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 12, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
771,412 (+32,519)
1,196,163 (+51,324)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
539,082 (-25,944)
114,485 (-44,401)
Producers - Long / Short
464,878 (+15,331)
478,066 (+45,291)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
136,614 (-735)
548,177 (-11,890)
Managed Money - Long / Short
226,642 (-9,922)
63,123 (-43,239)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
312,440 (-16,022)
51,362 (-1,162)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
52.85 +7.59%
on 10/21/19
58.09 -2.12%
on 11/18/19
+2.99 (+5.55%)
since 10/18/19
3-Month
50.89 +11.73%
on 10/03/19
62.75 -9.39%
on 09/16/19
+1.65 (+2.99%)
since 08/19/19
52-Week
45.14 +25.96%
on 12/24/18
64.89 -12.37%
on 04/25/19
-1.11 (-1.91%)
since 11/19/18

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Crude Prices Close Lower as Trade Doubts Cloud Energy Demand Prospects

Dec WTI crude oil (CLZ19) on Monday closed down by -0.67 (-1.16%), Jan Brent crude oil (CBF20) closed down -0.86 (-1.40%), and Dec RBOB gasoline (RBZ19) closed down by -0.140 (-0.86%). The energy complex...

Natural Gas Prices Settle Lower on Projections for Warmer U.S. Temps

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Crude Prices Fall as Trade Doubts Cloud Energy Demand Prospects

Dec WTI crude oil (CLZ19) this morning is down by -1.03 (-1.78%), Jan Brent crude oil (CBF20) is down -1.23 (-1.94%), and Dec RBOB gasoline (RBZ19) is down by -0.347 (-2.12%). The energy complex is moving...

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Barchart Technical Opinion

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

Longer term, the trend strength is Weak.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 58.77
1st Resistance Point 57.91
Last Price 56.81
1st Support Level 56.37
2nd Support Level 55.69

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52-Week High 64.89
Fibonacci 61.8% 57.35
Last Price 56.81
Fibonacci 50% 55.01
Fibonacci 38.2% 52.68
52-Week Low 45.14

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