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Crude Oil WTI Dec '20 (CLZ20)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Oil Prices Settle Higher as OPEC+ Keeps a Lid on Crude Production

Jan WTI crude oil (CLF21) on Thursday closed up +0.36 (+0.80%), Feb Brent crude oil (CBG21) closed up +0.46 (+0.96%), and Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF21) closed up +0.0218 (+1.76%).

The energy complex on Thursday settled with moderate gains on a weaker dollar, along with an OPEC+ plan to keep a lid on crude production. Better-than-expected global economic data was also supportive for energy demand and crude prices.

Crude oil prices erased overnight losses and moved higher after OPEC+ minister agreed to add 500,000 bpd of crude production a month starting in January, below the scheduled increase of +1.9 million bpd a month. OPEC+ ministers will then hold monthly meetings to decide whether to approve similar-sized crude production increases in subsequent months.

A sell-off in the dollar index Thursday to a new 2-1/2 year low was supportive for the energy complex, along with the chance that U.S. lawmakers will be able to pass additional pandemic sti... 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
$5,225/4,750
First Notice Date
11/24/20
Expiration Date
11/20/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI Dec '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 24, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
631,574 (-29,418)
1,187,360 (+22,332)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
673,157 (+34,912)
150,518 (-6,916)
Producers - Long / Short
370,173 (-12,227)
464,456 (-2,984)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
151,375 (-2,463)
612,878 (+40,044)
Managed Money - Long / Short
402,988 (+19,315)
72,886 (-10,959)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
270,169 (+15,597)
77,632 (+4,043)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
33.64 +25.30%
on 11/02/20
43.06 -2.11%
on 11/11/20
+0.45 (+1.08%)
since 10/20/20
3-Month
33.64 +25.30%
on 11/02/20
44.33 -4.92%
on 08/26/20
-1.24 (-2.86%)
since 08/20/20
52-Week
25.31 +66.53%
on 04/22/20
59.51 -29.17%
on 01/08/20
-11.40 (-21.29%)
since 11/20/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 42.80
1st Resistance Point 42.48
Last Price 42.15s
1st Support Level 41.67
2nd Support Level 41.18

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52-Week High 59.51
Fibonacci 61.8% 46.45
Fibonacci 50% 42.41
Last Price 42.15s
Fibonacci 38.2% 38.37
52-Week Low 25.31

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