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Crude Oil WTI May '21 (CLK21)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Rallies on Tight Global Oil Supplies

Aug WTI crude oil (CLQ22) on Friday closed up +2.67 (+2.52%), and Aug RBOB gasoline (RBQ22) closed up +15.15 (+4.28%).  

Crude oil and gasoline prices Friday moved moderately higher on global supply concerns due to export disruptions in Libya.  Also, crude prices rose on expectations for a record amount of U.S. drivers to take the road this July 4 holiday weekend.  Crude pushed higher Friday despite a rally in the dollar index to a 2-week high and weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data on May construction spending and Jun ISM manufacturing activity.

A bullish factor for crude is reduced crude supplies from Libya after the country's state oil company Wednesday said it suspended crude exports from two of its ports, declaring force majeure at Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, Libya's largest and third-biggest crude export terminals.  On Monday, Libya said that it might suspend crude exports and declare force majeure for crude from the Gulf of Sirte, which contains many of the countr... 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
$9,185/8,350
First Notice Date
04/22/21
Expiration Date
04/20/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI May '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 28, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
599,957 (+5,097)
927,895 (+9,120)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
396,046 (+7,550)
96,354 (-2,640)
Producers - Long / Short
431,834 (+2,311)
365,903 (+6,305)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
64,298 (-3,820)
458,167 (-3,791)
Managed Money - Long / Short
261,002 (+6,014)
35,253 (-3,382)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
135,044 (+1,536)
61,101 (+742)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
57.25 +9.07%
on 03/23/21
64.30 -2.89%
on 04/20/21
+1.00 (+1.63%)
since 03/19/21
3-Month
51.24 +21.86%
on 01/22/21
67.79 -7.89%
on 03/08/21
+9.46 (+17.86%)
since 01/20/21
52-Week
29.00 +115.31%
on 04/22/20
67.79 -7.89%
on 03/08/21
+27.76 (+80.05%)
since 04/20/20

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Crude Rallies on Tight Global Oil Supplies

Aug WTI crude oil (CLQ22 ) on Friday closed up +2.67 (+2.52%), and Aug RBOB gasoline (RBQ22 ) closed up +15.15 (+4.28%). Crude oil and gasoline prices Friday moved moderately higher on global supply...

CLQ22 : 108.43s (+2.52%)
RBQ22 : 3.6878s (+4.28%)
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Crude Rallies on Global Supply Concerns

Aug WTI crude oil (CLQ22 ) this morning is up +2.19 (+2.07%), and Aug RBOB gasoline (RBQ22 ) is up +9.39 (+2.66%). Aug Nymex natural gas (NGQ22 ) is up +0.404 (+7.45%). Crude oil and gasoline prices this...

CLQ22 : 108.43s (+2.52%)
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Crude Falls as a Slowing Economy Curbs Energy Demand

Aug WTI crude oil (CLQ22 ) on Thursday closed down -4.02 (-3.66%), and Aug RBOB gasoline (RBQ22 ) closed down -18.70 (-5.02%). Crude oil and gasoline prices Thursday closed sharply lower, with gasoline...

CLQ22 : 108.43s (+2.52%)
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Aug WTI crude oil (CLQ22 ) this morning is down -4.28 (-3.90%), and Aug RBOB gasoline (RBQ22 ) is down -23.17 (-6.22%). Aug Nymex natural gas (NGQ22 ) is down -0.421 (-6.48%). Crude oil and gasoline prices...

CLQ22 : 108.43s (+2.52%)
RBQ22 : 3.6878s (+4.28%)
NGQ22 : 5.730s (+5.64%)

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 66.79
2nd Resistance Point 65.55
1st Resistance Point 63.99
Last Price 62.44s
1st Support Level 61.19
2nd Support Level 59.95
3rd Support Level 58.39

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52-Week High 67.79
Last Price 62.44s
Fibonacci 61.8% 52.97
Fibonacci 50% 48.40
Fibonacci 38.2% 43.82
52-Week Low 29.00

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