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Crude Oil Brent F Jan '20 (QAF20)

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Crude Oil Brent (F) Futures Market News and Commentary

Energy Complex Settles Mixed on Global Demand Concerns

Jan WTI crude oil (CLF20) on Monday closed down -0.18 (-0.30%), Feb Brent crude oil (CBG20) closed down -0.14 (-0.25%), and Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF20) closed up +0.0074 (+0.45%).

The energy complex settled mixed on Monday as crude oil prices consolidated below Friday's 2-3/4 month highs. Global energy demand concerns on Monday were bearish for oil crude prices after China Nov exports unexpectedly declined. However, crude oil prices on Monday saw support from a weak dollar and positive carry-over from last Friday when OPEC+ agreed to a larger production cut for Q1.

Global growth concerns weighed on crude prices Monday after China's Nov exports unexpectedly fell -1.1% y/y, weaker than expectations of +0.8% y/y. Trade jitters were also negative for crude prices on uncertainty about whether the U.S. will go ahead with planned tariff hikes on Chinese imports this Sunday (Dec 15).

OPEC+ at its meeting late last week agreed to cut production by another 500,000 bpd for Q... 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
$4,675/4,250
First Notice Date
01/31/20 (52 days)
Expiration Date
11/29/19 (expired)

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Crude Oil Brent F Jan '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
59.21 +5.44%
on 10/31/19
64.60 -3.36%
on 11/29/19
+1.20 (+1.96%)
since 10/29/19
3-Month
55.55 +12.39%
on 10/03/19
67.02 -6.85%
on 09/16/19
+3.15 (+5.31%)
since 08/29/19
52-Week
52.38 +19.19%
on 12/24/18
71.12 -12.22%
on 04/25/19
+2.32 (+3.86%)
since 11/28/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 40% Buy with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 65.34
1st Resistance Point 63.89
Last Price 62.43s
1st Support Level 61.69
2nd Support Level 60.94

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52-Week High 71.12
Fibonacci 61.8% 63.96
Last Price 62.43s
Fibonacci 50% 61.75
Fibonacci 38.2% 59.54
52-Week Low 52.38

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