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Crude Oil Brent F May '21 (QAK21)

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Crude Oil Brent (F) Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude and Gasoline Close Sharply Higher at 4-Week Highs on a Weak Dollar and a Bullish EIA Data

May WTI crude oil (CLK21) on Wednesday closed up +2.97 (+4.94%), and May RBOB gasoline (RBK21) closed up +5.98 (+3.03%).

Crude oil and gasoline prices on Wednesday rallied sharply and posted 4-week highs. A weak dollar underpinned crude prices as the dollar index on Wednesday fell to a 3-1/2 week low. Crude prices extended their gains after the International Energy Agency (IEA) raised its 2021 global crude demand forecast. Crude prices then raced to their highs Wednesday morning on a bullish weekly EIA report.

Crude oil prices rallied Wednesday after the IEA boosted its 2021 global oil demand forecast by +230,000 bpd to 5.7 million bpd.

Comments from Fed Chair Powell were supportive for energy demand and crude prices when he said the U.S. economy "is entering a period of quicker economic expansion," but risks from a potential spike in Covid cases remain.

Wednesday afternoon's Fed Beige Book was positive for energy demand and cru... 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
$5,335/4,850
First Notice Date
03/31/21
Expiration Date
03/31/21 (expired)

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Crude Oil Brent F May '21
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
60.26 +5.54%
on 03/23/21
71.36 -10.87%
on 03/08/21
-0.09 (-0.14%)
since 03/01/21
3-Month
50.78 +25.25%
on 01/04/21
71.36 -10.87%
on 03/08/21
+11.82 (+22.83%)
since 12/31/20
52-Week
34.25 +85.69%
on 04/28/20
71.36 -10.87%
on 03/08/21
+25.64 (+67.54%)
since 04/01/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 63.60
2nd Resistance Point 63.60
1st Resistance Point 63.60
Last Price 63.60s
1st Support Level 63.60
2nd Support Level 63.60
3rd Support Level 63.60

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52-Week High 71.36
Last Price 63.60s
Fibonacci 61.8% 57.18
Fibonacci 50% 52.81
Fibonacci 38.2% 48.43
52-Week Low 34.25

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