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Crude Oil Brent F Jan '20 (QAF20)

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Crude Oil Brent (F) Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Oil Jumps to a 5-Month High on a Weak Dollar and a Plunge in EIA Crude Inventories

Sep WTI crude oil (CLU20) this morning is up +1.60 (+3.84%), Oct Brent crude oil (CBV20) is up +1.60 (+3.60%), and Sep RBOB gasoline (RBU20) is up +0.0337 (+2.78%).

Energy prices this morning are sharply higher with WTI crude and Brent crude at 5-month highs, and RBOB gasoline at a 1-1/2 week high. A weaker dollar and a decline in U.S. crude inventories boosted crude prices. Crude oil prices also saw support today on technical buying when the price of WTI crude and Brent crude both rose above their 200-day moving averages for the first time since January.

Today's rally in stocks has bolstered confidence in the economic outlook and energy demand as the S&P 500 climbed to a 5-1/4 month high today, and the Nasdaq 100 rose to a new all-time high. Stocks are gaining on optimism that U.S. lawmakers will soon agree on a new virus relief package.

U.S. economic data today was mixed for energy demand, and crude prices after the U.S. July ADP employment change rose +167,00... 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
$5,500/5,000
First Notice Date
01/31/20
Expiration Date
11/29/19 (expired)

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Crude Oil Brent F Jan '20
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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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MARKET RECAP

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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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