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Crude Oil WTI May '13 (CLK13)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude and Gasoline Market News and Commentary

Jan WTI crude oil (CLF19) this morning is down by -$0.10 per barrel (-0.19%) and Feb Brent crude (CBG19) is down -$0.12 (-0.20%). Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF19) is down by 1.207 cents per gallon (-0.81%). The energy complex is under some pressure this morning due to strength in the dollar as the dollar index soared to a 1-1/2 year high. Also, economic weakness in China, the world's second-largest crude consumer, has raised energy demand concerns after China Nov industrial production rose a less-than-expected +5.4% y/y, the slowest pace in 10 years. Losses were contained on signs of U.S. economic strength after U.S. Nov retail sales rose +0.2%, slightly stronger than expectations of +0.1%. The market is awaiting today's Baker Hughes rig count report at 1 PM ET. In last week's report, active oil rigs fell by 10 rigs to 877 rigs, which is only 11 rigs below the 3-3/4 year high of 888 rigs posted several weeks ago in the week ended Dec 16.

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
04/24/13
Expiration Date
04/22/13 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 4, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
814,526 (+20,265)
1,163,050 (-4,426)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
505,292 (-6,387)
175,146 (+11,588)
Producers - Long / Short
474,099 (+6,131)
457,779 (+11,055)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
155,969 (+5,063)
520,813 (-24,552)
Managed Money - Long / Short
210,034 (-12,375)
106,054 (+12,089)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
295,258 (+5,988)
69,092 (-501)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
85.61 +3.68%
on 04/18/13
97.80 -9.24%
on 04/01/13
-4.95 (-5.28%)
since 03/22/13
3-Month
85.61 +3.68%
on 04/18/13
99.11 -10.44%
on 02/13/13
-8.64 (-8.87%)
since 01/22/13

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 72% Sell with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Strong. Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 90.06
1st Resistance Point 89.41
Last Price 88.76s
1st Support Level 87.83
2nd Support Level 86.90

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52-Week High 106.09
Fibonacci 61.8% 96.51
Fibonacci 50% 93.54
Fibonacci 38.2% 90.58
Last Price 88.76s
52-Week Low 81.00

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