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Crude Oil WTI Dec '22 (CLZ22)
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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Prices Close Higher on Dollar Weakens and Energy Demand Optimism

January WTI crude oil (CLF24) on Tuesday closed up +1.55 (+2.07%), and Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF24) closed up +0.0472 (+2.20%).

Crude oil and gasoline prices Tuesday closed moderately higher.  Tuesday's slump in the dollar index (DXY00) to a 3-1/2 month low was bullish for energy prices.  Crude prices also garnered support Tuesday from dovish Fed comments and stronger-than-expected global economic news that is positive for energy demand.  A bearish factor for crude is the ongoing dispute among Saudi Arabia and other OPEC+ members on crude production levels.

Tuesday's global economic news was stronger than expected and bullish for energy demand and crude prices.  The Conference Board U.S. Nov consumer confidence index rose +2.9 to 102.0, stronger than expectations of 101.0.  Also, the German Dec GfK consumer confidence index unexpectedly rose +0.5 to -27.8, stronger than expectations of a decline to -28.2.

Dovish comments today from Fed Governor Waller suggest he favor... 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
11/21/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI Dec '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 21, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
566,944 (-46,295)
796,953 (-63,048)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
350,785 (-13,594)
143,461 (-5,184)
Producers - Long / Short
418,077 (-22,620)
318,182 (-49,016)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
60,880 (+1,725)
390,784 (+11,368)
Managed Money - Long / Short
200,481 (-12,628)
115,552 (+2,006)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
150,304 (-966)
27,909 (-7,190)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
75.08 +6.19%
on 11/21/22
93.74 -14.95%
on 11/07/22
-5.32 (-6.26%)
since 10/21/22
75.08 +6.19%
on 11/21/22
95.55 -16.56%
on 08/30/22
-9.88 (-11.03%)
since 08/19/22
60.20 +32.44%
on 12/02/21
110.78 -28.03%
on 06/08/22
+10.64 (+15.40%)
since 11/19/21

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Nat-Gas Prices Under Pressure as U.S. Temperatures Shift Warmer

December Nymex natural gas (NGZ23 ) on Monday closed down -0.061 (-2.14%). Nat-gas prices Monday dropped to a 2-month nearest-futures low and closed moderately lower. Forecasts for warmer U.S. weather...

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Average Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 86.88
2nd Resistance Point 83.59
1st Resistance Point 81.66
Last Price 79.73s
1st Support Level 76.44
2nd Support Level 73.15
3rd Support Level 71.22

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52-Week High 110.78
Fibonacci 61.8% 91.46
Fibonacci 50% 85.49
Last Price 79.73s
Fibonacci 38.2% 79.52
52-Week Low 60.20

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