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Crude Oil WTI May '23 (CLK23)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Prices Gain as Israel Launches a Retaliatory Strike on Iran

May WTI crude oil (CLK24) this morning is up +0.39 (+0.47%), and May RBOB gasoline (RBK24) is up +0.34 (+0.13%).

Crude and gasoline prices this morning are moderately higher.  Crude prices spiked more than +$3 a barrel in overnight trade on escalation of Middle East tensions after US officials said Israel launched air strikes at military targets in Iran and Syria.   However, crude fell back from its best levels after Iranian media appeared to downplay the effect of the Israeli strikes, lowering the geopolitical risk premium for crude.  A weaker dollar today is also supportive of energy prices.  

Reduced crude demand in India, the world's third-largest crude consumer, is negative for oil prices after India's March oil demand fell -0.6% y/y to 21.09 MMT.

Crude has support from the recent Ukrainian drone attacks on Russian refineries that damaged several Russian oil processing facilities, limiting Russia's fuel exporting capacity.  Russia's fuel exports in the week to... 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
$6,861/6,238
First Notice Date
04/24/23
Expiration Date
04/20/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI May '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 9, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
594,942 (+17,860)
932,689 (+23,086)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
403,797 (+11,469)
106,660 (+15,229)
Producers - Long / Short
458,713 (+18,350)
396,642 (+11,314)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
45,225 (+4,931)
445,043 (+17,193)
Managed Money - Long / Short
271,319 (+9,985)
49,187 (+3,696)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
132,478 (+1,484)
57,473 (+11,533)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
66.82 +15.67%
on 03/24/23
83.53 -7.47%
on 04/12/23
+9.47 (+13.96%)
since 03/20/23
3-Month
64.36 +20.09%
on 03/20/23
83.53 -7.47%
on 04/12/23
-4.71 (-5.74%)
since 01/20/23
52-Week
64.36 +20.09%
on 03/20/23
101.66 -23.97%
on 06/08/22
-11.40 (-12.85%)
since 04/20/22

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May WTI crude oil (CLK24 ) on Thursday closed up +0.04 (+0.05%), and May RBOB gasoline (RBK24 ) closed down -1.50 (-0.55%). Crude and gasoline prices on Thursday settled mixed, with crude rebounding from...

CLM24 : 82.24 (+0.17%)
RBM24 : 2.6837 (-0.03%)
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NGM24 : 1.990 (+0.20%)
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CLK24 : 83.18 (+0.54%)
LEJ24 : 181.475s (+0.17%)
Ample US Oil Supplies Weigh on Crude Prices

May WTI crude oil (CLK24 ) this morning is down -0.51 (-0.62%), and May RBOB gasoline (RBK24 ) is down -2.36 (-0.86%). Crude and gasoline prices this morning extended Wednesday's losses, with crude sliding...

CLM24 : 82.24 (+0.17%)
RBM24 : 2.6837 (-0.03%)
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Nat-Gas Prices Slip on Expectations for US Supplies to Remain Abundant

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NGM24 : 1.990 (+0.20%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 80.38
2nd Resistance Point 79.64
1st Resistance Point 78.46
Last Price 77.29s
1st Support Level 76.54
2nd Support Level 75.80
3rd Support Level 74.62

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52-Week High 101.66
Fibonacci 61.8% 87.41
Fibonacci 50% 83.01
Fibonacci 38.2% 78.61
Last Price 77.29s
52-Week Low 64.36

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