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Crude Oil Brent F Mar '18 (QAH18)

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cmdty Insider - Crude Oil Brent (F) Market Commentary

Dec WTI crude oil (CLZ18) on Friday closed unchanged and Jan Brent crude (CBF19) closed up +$0.46 (+0.69%). Dec RBOB gasoline (RBZ18) closed up +2.04 cents a gallon (+1.31%). A slide in the dollar index Friday to a 1-week low was a positive factor for the energy complex. Also, confidence that OPEC+ will cut production to avert a global oil glut next year led to pre-weekend short covering after this week's rout took crude prices down to a 1-year low. Finally, geopolitical risks are on the rise after the U.S. on Thursday imposed sanctions against 17 Saudi officials over the death of U.S.-based journalist Khashoggi. Dec WTI crude oil prices gave up its gains and settled unchanged Friday after data from Baker Hughes showed active U.S. oil rigs rose by +2 rigs in the week ended Friday to a 3-1/2 year high of 888 rigs. Crude prices are still being undercut by Thursday's weekly EIA report, which showed that U.S. crude oil inventories surged by +10.27 million bbl to an 11-month high and that U.S. crude production in the week of Nov 9 rose +0.9% w/w to a new all-time high of 11.7 million bpd. U.S. crude oil inventories are currently 5.1% above the 5-year seasonal average, the highest such level since February.Big Picture Crude Oil Market Factors: Bullish factors include (1) the reinstatement of full U.S. sanctions on Iran as of Nov 5, although the U.S. gave waivers to 8 countries for up to 1.25 mln bpd of Iranian exports, (2) reduced global oil inventories due to the OPEC+ agreement that began in Jan 2017 to cut production by 1.8 million bpd (1.2 million for OPEC members), and (3) the 50% drop in Venezuelan production seen since 2016. Bearish factors include (1) the OPEC+ move on June 22 to boost production by up to 1 mln bpd to address over-compliance with its production cut agreement, (2) doubts about whether OPEC+ will adopt a large enough production cut agreement for 2019 to offset the expected global oil surplus, and (3) the surge in U.S. oil production to a record high of 11.7 million bpd.

Contract Specifications

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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) CST
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
01/31/18 (expired)

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Crude Oil Brent F Mar '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior F Contracts
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
66.23 +4.30%
on 01/02/18
71.26 -3.06%
on 01/25/18
+2.21 (+3.30%)
since 12/29/17
59.77 +15.58%
on 11/02/17
71.26 -3.06%
on 01/25/18
+9.09 (+15.15%)
since 11/01/17
46.78 +47.67%
on 06/21/17
71.26 -3.06%
on 01/25/18
+11.61 (+20.20%)
since 02/01/17

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 24% Buy with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 69.58
1st Resistance Point 69.31
Last Price 69.08
1st Support Level 68.54
2nd Support Level 68.04

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52-Week High 71.26
Last Price 69.08
Fibonacci 61.8% 61.91
Fibonacci 50% 59.02
Fibonacci 38.2% 56.13
52-Week Low 46.78

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