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Crude Oil WTI Jan '19 (CLF19)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

WTI Crude Settles at a 2-1/2 Week High on Hopes for a Coordinated Crude Oil Production Cut

May WTI crude oil (CLK20) on Friday closed up +3.02 (+11.93%), Jun Brent crude oil (CBM20) closed up +4.17 (+14.20%), and May RBOB gasoline (RBK20) closed up +0.0288 (+4.35%).

The energy complex on Friday rallied sharply with WTI crude at a 2-1/2 week high and RBOB gasoline at a 2-week high. Crude prices on Friday surged for a second day on hopes for a coordinated cut in crude production from OPEC and its allies. OPEC+ has scheduled a virtual meeting on Monday, and according to an OPEC delegate, a global cut in crude production of 10 million bpd is a realistic goal.

Crude prices also found support on comments from representatives from several Russian oil companies who said that Russia's oil industry is ready to agree to crude production cuts, together with Saudi Arabia and other producers.

Crude prices extended their gains Friday after Russian President Putin, who met with Russian oil executives Friday, said oil producing countries should join together to slash... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Crude Oil West Texas Intermediate
Contract Size
1,000 U.S. barrels (42,000 gallons)
Tick Size
1 cent per barrel ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (RTH 8:00a.m. - 1:30p.m.) (Settles 1:30p.m.) CST
Exchange
NYMEX
Point Value
$1,000
Margin/Maintenance
$6,490/5,600
First Notice Date
12/21/18
Expiration Date
12/19/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI Jan '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jan Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 31, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
886,042 (+81,951)
1,365,436 (+94,452)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
624,397 (+46,031)
189,289 (+46,936)
Producers - Long / Short
541,367 (+51,606)
526,807 (+74,921)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
139,735 (+16,077)
633,689 (+5,263)
Managed Money - Long / Short
266,671 (+23,108)
100,469 (+21,966)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
357,726 (+22,923)
88,820 (+24,970)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
45.79 +3.08%
on 12/18/18
57.44 -17.83%
on 11/20/18
-10.00 (-17.48%)
since 11/19/18
3-Month
45.79 +3.08%
on 12/18/18
76.56 -38.35%
on 10/03/18
-23.08 (-32.84%)
since 09/19/18
52-Week
45.79 +3.08%
on 12/18/18
76.56 -38.35%
on 10/03/18
-8.35 (-15.03%)
since 12/19/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 100% Sell with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is approaching oversold territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 49.11
1st Resistance Point 48.16
Last Price 47.20s
1st Support Level 46.09
2nd Support Level 44.97

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52-Week High 76.56
Fibonacci 61.8% 64.81
Fibonacci 50% 61.17
Fibonacci 38.2% 57.54
Last Price 47.20s
52-Week Low 45.79

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