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Crude Oil WTI ICE Jan '20 (WIF20)

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Crude Oil WTI ICE Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Prices Settle Sharply Higher on a Bullish EIA Inventory Report

Jan WTI crude oil (CLF20) on Wednesday closed up by +1.66 (+3.00%), Jan Brent crude oil (CBF20) closed up +1.49 (+2.48%), and Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF20) closed up by +0.523 (+3.27%).

Crude oil prices recovered from a 2-1/2 week low and moved sharply higher Wednesday on a bullish weekly EIA inventory report. The EIA reported Wednesday that crude oil inventories rose by +1.38 million bbl, less than expectations of +1.50 million bbl. Also, crude supplies at Cushing, the delivery point for WTI futures, dropped -2.265 million bbl. In addition, EIA distillate stockpiles fell -974,000 bbl to a 17-month low of 115.681 million bbl. On the negative side, EIA gasoline stockpiles rose +1.75 million bbl, well above expectations of +750,000 bbl.

Crude prices early Wednesday initially sold off to a 2-1/2 week low on ramped-up trade tensions between the U.S. and China, which may hamper global growth and energy demand. Tensions increased after the U.S. Senate late Tuesday night passed l... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
WTI Light Sweet Crude Oil
Contract Size
1,000 U.S. Barrels (42,000 gallons)
Tick Size
1 cent per barrel ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. (EST)
Exchange
ICE/EU
Point Value
$1,000
Margin/Maintenance
$3,200/2,909
First Notice Date
12/18/19 (28 days)
Expiration Date
12/18/19 (28 days)

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Crude Oil WTI ICE Jan '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jan Contracts
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
53.29 +6.76%
on 10/22/19
58.14 -2.15%
on 11/18/19
+3.35 (+6.26%)
since 10/21/19
3-Month
50.71 +12.19%
on 10/03/19
61.44 -7.41%
on 09/16/19
+2.07 (+3.78%)
since 08/21/19
52-Week
45.44 +25.20%
on 12/24/18
64.34 -11.58%
on 04/23/19
+1.44 (+2.60%)
since 11/21/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

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

Longer term, the trend strength is Weak. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 59.02
1st Resistance Point 58.01
Last Price 56.88
1st Support Level 55.43
2nd Support Level 53.86

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52-Week High 64.34
Fibonacci 61.8% 57.12
Last Price 56.88
Fibonacci 50% 54.89
Fibonacci 38.2% 52.66
52-Week Low 45.44

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