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Crude Oil WTI Dec '22 (CLZ22)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Oil Rallies as Energy Demand Concerns About Omicron Fade

January WTI crude oil (CLF22) on Wednesday closed up +0.31 (+0.43%), and January RBOB gasoline (RBF22) closed up +4.85 (+2.31%).

WTI crude oil and RBOB gasoline prices on Wednesday posted moderate gains, with gasoline climbing to a 1-1/2 week high.  A weaker dollar on Wednesday was supportive of energy prices along with an easing of omicron concerns.  Crude prices fell back from their best levels Wednesday on a bearish weekly EIA inventory report.

An easing of omicron Covid variant concerns is bullish for crude prices.  The latest research shows that existing Covid vaccines are effective against the new omicron variant, which may lead to fewer restrictions and supports the outlook for fuel consumption.

Wednesday's global economic data was mixed for energy demand and crude prices.  On the bullish side, the Oct JOLTS job openings rose +431,000 to a 3-month high of 11.033 million, showing a stronger labor market than expectations of 10.469 million.  Conversely, Japan... 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
$6,435/5,850
First Notice Date
11/23/22 (350 days)
Expiration Date
11/21/22 (348 days)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 30, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
710,000 (-3,989)
1,142,885 (-26,069)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
511,862 (+1,276)
124,628 (+21,699)
Producers - Long / Short
459,102 (-6,804)
441,184 (-12,757)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
129,641 (-1,968)
580,444 (-18,095)
Managed Money - Long / Short
301,458 (-14,621)
67,752 (+20,013)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
210,404 (+15,897)
56,876 (+1,686)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
60.20 +15.17%
on 12/02/21
73.27 -5.38%
on 11/10/21
-3.61 (-4.95%)
since 11/09/21
3-Month
60.20 +15.17%
on 12/02/21
73.67 -5.89%
on 10/18/21
+6.20 (+9.82%)
since 09/09/21
52-Week
44.55 +55.62%
on 12/14/20
73.67 -5.89%
on 10/18/21
+24.66 (+55.20%)
since 12/09/20

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January Nymex natural gas (NGF22 ) on Wednesday closed up +0.107 (+2.89%). Nat-gas prices on Wednesday moved higher for the second day as the late-December weather forecasts have turned colder and sparked...

NGF22 : 3.843 (+0.73%)
Crude Oil Rallies as Energy Demand Concerns About Omicron Fade

January WTI crude oil (CLF22 ) on Wednesday closed up +0.31 (+0.43%), and January RBOB gasoline (RBF22 ) closed up +4.85 (+2.31%). WTI crude oil and RBOB gasoline prices on Wednesday posted moderate gains,...

CLF22 : 73.08 (+1.00%)
RBF22 : 2.1586 (+0.47%)
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Crude Slightly Lower on a Bearish EIA Inventory Report

January WTI crude oil (CLF22 ) this morning is down -0.25 (-0.35%), and January RBOB gasoline (RBF22 ) is up +1.99 (+0.95%). January Nymex natural gas (NGF22 ) is up +0.129 (+3.48%). WTI crude oil and...

CLF22 : 73.08 (+1.00%)
RBF22 : 2.1586 (+0.47%)
NGF22 : 3.843 (+0.73%)
The DOW Trading Guide (with a comment about three particular wise men) - December 8, 2021

Yesterday, our system directives booked profits for the balance of CLF and HOF length. RBF remaining long position balance is maintained with raised protection. DVA guidelines for NGF imply probing either...

CLF22 : 73.08 (+1.00%)
HOF22 : 2.2749 (+0.60%)
RBF22 : 2.1586 (+0.47%)
NGF22 : 3.843 (+0.73%)
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Crude Settles Sharply Higher on Reduced Concern About Omicron

January WTI crude oil (CLF22 ) on Tuesday closed up +2.56 (+3.68%), and January RBOB gasoline (RBF22 ) closed up +5.67 (+2.77%). WTI crude oil and RBOB gasoline prices on Tuesday closed sharply higher...

CLF22 : 73.08 (+1.00%)
RBF22 : 2.1586 (+0.47%)
Nat-Gas Rebounds From Monday's Plunge

January Nymex natural gas (NGF22 ) on Tuesday closed up +0.051 (+1.39%). Nat-gas prices on Tuesday posted moderate gains as they rebounded mildly from Monday's 4-3/4 month low. On Tuesday, a colder-than-expected...

NGF22 : 3.843 (+0.73%)
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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 71.11
2nd Resistance Point 70.12
1st Resistance Point 69.55
Last Price 69.26
1st Support Level 67.99
2nd Support Level 67.00
3rd Support Level 66.43

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52-Week High 73.67
Last Price 69.26
Fibonacci 61.8% 62.55
Fibonacci 50% 59.11
Fibonacci 38.2% 55.67
52-Week Low 44.55

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