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Crude Oil WTI Apr '13 (CLJ13)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary


Jan WTI crude oil (CLF19) this morning is down by -$1.06 per barrel (-2.01%) and Feb Brent crude (CBG19) is down -$0.92 (-1.49%). Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF19) is down by -2.67 cents per gallon (-1.80%). A stronger dollar this morning is weighing on the energy complex along with global energy demand concerns. Weaker-than-expected Nov trade data from China, the world's second-largest crude consumer, is negative for fuel demand after China Nov exports rose +5.4% y/y, the slowest pace of increase in 8 months, and after China Nov imports rose +3.0% y/y, the slowest pace of increase in 2 years. Also, Japan Q3 GDP was revised downward to a decline of -2.5% (q/q annualized) from -2.0%, the weakest pace of growth in 4 years. In addition, confidence in Eurozone economic growth took a hit after Eurozone Dec Sentix investor confidence fell more than expected by -9.1 points to -0.3, a 4-year low.

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.) CST
Exchange
NYMEX
Point Value
$1,000
Margin/Maintenance
$4,702/4,275
First Notice Date
03/22/13
Expiration Date
03/20/13 (expired)

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Crude Oil WTI Apr '13
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Apr Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 27, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
794,261 (+24,297)
1,167,476 (+1,122)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
511,679 (-17,170)
163,558 (+1,896)
Producers - Long / Short
467,968 (+12,157)
446,724 (+7,969)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
150,906 (+815)
545,365 (-18,172)
Managed Money - Long / Short
222,409 (-13,137)
93,965 (-8,631)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
289,270 (-4,033)
69,593 (+10,527)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
89.33 +4.06%
on 03/04/13
94.92 -2.06%
on 02/21/13
-2.26 (-2.37%)
since 02/20/13
3-Month
89.12 +4.31%
on 12/21/12
98.66 -5.78%
on 01/30/13
+1.73 (+1.90%)
since 12/20/12

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 8% Buy with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Minimum. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 93.99
1st Resistance Point 93.48
Last Price 92.96s
1st Support Level 92.27
2nd Support Level 91.57

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52-Week High 108.57
Fibonacci 61.8% 98.04
Fibonacci 50% 94.79
Last Price 92.96s
Fibonacci 38.2% 91.53
52-Week Low 81.00

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