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Crude Oil WTI Oct '23 (CLV23)
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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Prices Climb on U.S. Economic Strength

April WTI crude oil (CLJ24) on Thursday closed up +0.70 (+0.90%), and Apr RBOB gasoline (RBJ24) closed up +3.67 (+1.45%).

Crude oil and gasoline prices on Thursday posted moderate gains.  Signs of strength in the U.S. economy supported energy demand and crude prices after Thursday's news showed weekly jobless claims fell to a 5-week low and the Feb S&P manufacturing PMI rose to a 17-month high.  Also, Thursday's rally in the S&P 500 to a new record high shows confidence in the economic outlook that supports energy demand and crude prices.

Crude prices extended their gains Thursday after weekly EIA crude inventories rose less than expected.  A weaker dollar on Thursday was another bullish factor for energy prices.

Thursday's U.S. economic news was supportive of energy demand and crude prices.  Weekly initial unemployment claims unexpectedly fell -12,000 to a 5-week low of 201,000, showing a stronger labor market than expectations of an increase to 216,000.  Also, th... 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
$7,260/6,600
First Notice Date
09/22/23
Expiration Date
09/20/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 13, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
644,521 (-85,125)
836,023 (-82,806)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
308,074 (+4,300)
137,002 (-4,934)
Producers - Long / Short
502,005 (-66,599)
354,226 (-72,876)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
44,916 (-7,699)
384,197 (+897)
Managed Money - Long / Short
180,235 (+12,301)
80,047 (-10,814)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
127,839 (-8,001)
56,955 (+5,880)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
77.59 +16.36%
on 08/24/23
93.74 -3.69%
on 09/19/23
+9.62 (+11.93%)
since 08/18/23
3-Month
67.42 +33.91%
on 06/28/23
93.74 -3.69%
on 09/19/23
+19.28 (+27.15%)
since 06/20/23
52-Week
64.42 +40.14%
on 03/20/23
93.74 -3.69%
on 09/19/23
+15.02 (+19.96%)
since 09/20/22

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 93.66
2nd Resistance Point 92.82
1st Resistance Point 91.55
Last Price 90.28s
1st Support Level 89.44
2nd Support Level 88.60
3rd Support Level 87.33

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52-Week High 93.74
Last Price 90.28s
Fibonacci 61.8% 82.54
Fibonacci 50% 79.08
Fibonacci 38.2% 75.62
52-Week Low 64.42

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