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Gasoline RBOB Jan '13 (RBF13)

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Gasoline RBOB Futures Market News and Commentary


Jan WTI crude oil (CLF19) on Monday closed down by -$1.61 per barrel (-3.06%) and Feb Brent crude (CBG19) closed down -$1.91 (-3.10%). Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF19) closed down by -6.69 cents per gallon (-4.50%). A rally in the dollar index to a 1-week high Monday weighed 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 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
Gasoline Blendstock New York Harbor [RBOB]
Contract Size
42,000 gallons
Tick Size
$0.0001 (0.01 cent) per gallon ($4.20 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (RTH 8:00a.m. - 1:30p.m.) CST
Exchange
NYMEX
Point Value
$42,000
Margin/Maintenance
$5,060/4,600
First Notice Date
01/03/13
Expiration Date
12/31/12 (expired)

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Gasoline RBOB Jan '13
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jan Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 27, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
174,250 (-8,834)
251,872 (-7,468)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
128,755 (-3,841)
52,503 (-2,732)
Producers - Long / Short
101,300 (-4,878)
214,851 (-4,160)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
44,817 (-781)
8,888 (-133)
Managed Money - Long / Short
77,149 (-2,613)
30,122 (-2,939)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
51,606 (-1,228)
22,381 (+207)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2.5893 +8.60%
on 12/06/12
2.8392 -0.96%
on 12/27/12
+0.0817 (+2.99%)
since 11/30/12
3-Month
2.5324 +11.04%
on 11/05/12
2.8392 -0.96%
on 12/27/12
+0.0826 (+3.03%)
since 10/01/12

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 64% Buy with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 2.8635
1st Resistance Point 2.8377
Last Price 2.8120s
1st Support Level 2.7756
2nd Support Level 2.7393

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52-Week High 2.9376
Last Price 2.8120s
Fibonacci 61.8% 2.6501
Fibonacci 50% 2.5613
Fibonacci 38.2% 2.4725
52-Week Low 2.1850

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