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Crude Oil Brent F Dec '20 (QAZ20)

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Crude Oil Brent (F) Futures Market News and Commentary

Energy Complex Retreats on Global Demand Concerns and an Unexpected Increase in EIA Gasoline Supplies

Dec WTI crude oil (CLZ20) this morning is down -1.59 (-3.81%), Dec Brent crude oil (CBZ20) is down -1.36 (-3.15%), and Dec RBOB gasoline (RBZ20) is down -0.0454 (-3.87%).

The energy complex this morning is sharply lower on anemic fuel demand, along with an unexpected increase in EIA gasoline supplies. Crude prices are also weaker on concern that the worsening of the Covid pandemic will lead to additional stay-at-home measures that curtail economic growth and energy demand. A positive for energy prices today is a slump in the dollar index to a 1-1/2 month low.

JBC today cut its global 2020 crude demand outlook, citing a persistent lack of recovery in U.S. gasoline demand. JBC now estimates global crude demand will fall by -8.7 million bpd on a y/y basis in 2020, about -500,000 bpd lower than a previous assessment.

Slack U.S. gasoline demand is bearish for crude prices after Monday's data from GasBuddy showed U.S. gasoline demand fell -0.6% in the week ending Oct... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Brent Crude Oil Financial Futures
Contract Size
1,000 barrels (42,000 gallons)
Tick Size
1 cent per barrel ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (Settles 1:30p.m.) CST
Exchange
NYMEX
Point Value
$1,000
Margin/Maintenance
$4,400/4,000
First Notice Date
10/30/20 (9 days)
Expiration Date
10/30/20 (9 days)

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Crude Oil Brent F Dec '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior F Contracts
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
38.79 +8.15%
on 10/02/20
43.60 -3.78%
on 10/15/20
-0.01 (-0.02%)
since 09/21/20
3-Month
38.79 +8.15%
on 10/02/20
46.97 -10.69%
on 08/05/20
-3.03 (-6.74%)
since 07/21/20
52-Week
28.43 +47.56%
on 04/22/20
65.00 -35.46%
on 01/08/20
-14.29 (-25.41%)
since 10/21/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 44.01
1st Resistance Point 43.58
Last Price 41.83
1st Support Level 42.46
2nd Support Level 41.77

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52-Week High 65.00
Fibonacci 61.8% 51.03
Fibonacci 50% 46.72
Fibonacci 38.2% 42.40
Last Price 41.83
52-Week Low 28.43

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