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Crude Oil WTI Jan '19 (CLF19)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Oil Prices Rally on Weak Dollar and Brexit Optimism and Shake off Bearish EIA Report

Nov WTI crude oil (CLX19) on Thursday closed up by +0.57 (+1.07%), Dec Brent crude oil (CBZ19) closed up by +0.49 (+0.82%), and Nov RBOB gasoline (RBX19) closed down -0.0023 (-0.14%). The energy complex settled mixed Thursday as a weaker dollar offset a larger-than-expected build in weekly EIA crude inventories. A slump in the dollar index to a 1-1/2 month Thursday was supportive for crude prices. Also, an easing of U.S./China trade tensions boosted crude after China's Ministry of Commerce said Thursday that China is currently working on the "Phase 1" deal with the U.S. and is discussing the next phase of trade talks and hopes it can make progress with the U.S. in removing tariffs. Brexit optimism sparked a rally in the Euro Stoxx 50 to a new 1-1/2 year high Thursday, which was supportive for economic growth and energy demand prospects, after the UK and European Union agreed on a new deal for Brexit. However, European stocks fell back and closed lower Thursday on doubts about passage o... 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
$4,950/4,500
First Notice Date
12/21/18
Expiration Date
12/19/18 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 8, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
793,152 (+9,733)
1,156,661 (-28,735)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
520,283 (+5,454)
165,198 (+39,688)
Producers - Long / Short
478,983 (+10,605)
447,388 (+11,393)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
136,547 (+1,370)
531,651 (-37,886)
Managed Money - Long / Short
210,463 (-7,301)
113,400 (+36,859)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
309,820 (+12,755)
51,798 (+2,829)
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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.

Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. 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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