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Crude Oil WTI Dec '22 (CLZ22)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Gains on Dollar Weakness and Stronger Global Energy Demand

Mar WTI crude oil (CLH23) on Tuesday closed up +0.97 (+1.25%), and Mar RBOB gasoline (RBH23) closed up +6.10 (+2.43%).  

Crude oil and gasoline prices Tuesday recovered from early losses and closed moderately higher.  Crude rebounded from a 3-week low Tuesday after the dollar (DXY00) weakened.  Also, signs of more robust global energy demand were bullish for crude prices after the IMF boosted its 2023 global GDP forecast on Tuesday.  However, a bearish factor for crude is concern that the actions by global central banks this week to raise interest rates will slow economic growth and energy demand.

Crude prices garnered support Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised its 2023 GDP estimate up by +0.2 to 2.9% from a 2.7% estimate in October, citing resilient U.S. consumer spending and China's reopening.

An unexpected expansion in the Eurozone economy last quarter shows stronger energy demand and is bullish for crude prices.  Tuesday's news showed E... 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
$7,700/7,000
First Notice Date
11/23/22
Expiration Date
11/21/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI Dec '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 24, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
614,901 (+15,429)
888,147 (+33,076)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
328,480 (+8,939)
78,681 (-1,642)
Producers - Long / Short
435,541 (+23,908)
438,991 (+26,186)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
78,899 (-4,526)
348,695 (+10,843)
Managed Money - Long / Short
197,545 (-2,619)
34,535 (-6,814)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
130,935 (+11,558)
44,146 (+5,172)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
75.08 +6.19%
on 11/21/22
93.74 -14.95%
on 11/07/22
-5.32 (-6.26%)
since 10/21/22
3-Month
75.08 +6.19%
on 11/21/22
95.55 -16.56%
on 08/30/22
-9.88 (-11.03%)
since 08/19/22
52-Week
60.20 +32.44%
on 12/02/21
110.78 -28.03%
on 06/08/22
+10.64 (+15.40%)
since 11/19/21

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Crude Gains on Dollar Weakness and Stronger Global Energy Demand

Mar WTI crude oil (CLH23 ) on Tuesday closed up +0.97 (+1.25%), and Mar RBOB gasoline (RBH23 ) closed up +6.10 (+2.43%). Crude oil and gasoline prices Tuesday recovered from early losses and closed moderately...

CLH23 : 78.71 (-0.20%)
RBH23 : 2.5267 (-1.56%)
DXY00 : 102.097s (-0.18%)
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Mar WTI crude oil (CLH23 ) this morning is up +0.88 (+1.13%), and Mar RBOB gasoline (RBH23 ) is up +3.37 (+1.34%). March Nymex natural gas (NGH23 ) is up +0.005 (+0.19%). Crude oil and gasoline prices...

CLH23 : 78.71 (-0.20%)
RBH23 : 2.5267 (-1.56%)
NGH23 : 2.597 (-3.24%)
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Mar WTI crude oil (CLH23 ) on Monday closed down -1.78 (-2.23%), and Mar RBOB gasoline (RBH23 ) closed down -8.77 (-3.38%). Crude oil and gasoline prices Monday retreated, with crude falling to a 2-week...

CLH23 : 78.71 (-0.20%)
RBH23 : 2.5267 (-1.56%)
DXY00 : 102.097s (-0.18%)
Nat-Gas Prices Plummet as Warm Winter Weather Boosts Supplies

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NGH23 : 2.597 (-3.24%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 86.88
2nd Resistance Point 83.59
1st Resistance Point 81.66
Last Price 79.73s
1st Support Level 76.44
2nd Support Level 73.15
3rd Support Level 71.22

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52-Week High 110.78
Fibonacci 61.8% 91.46
Fibonacci 50% 85.49
Last Price 79.73s
Fibonacci 38.2% 79.52
52-Week Low 60.20

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