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Chart View – Crude Oil Futures

by Jeff Gilfillan


NYMEX WTI Crude futures front month contract has been developing value between $55 and $62 per barrel since the early November breakout from a multi-year range. In November’s Trading Asia Newsletter I mentioned the trade has the potential to trade up to $62 without needing a supply/demand disrupter. I believe the market is doing just that and has the momentum to shakeout weak intermediate term shorts with a break of the mid 2015 front month high at 62.58.


If the bullish fundamentals continue, the bottom end of the long-term value range developed between 2010 and 2014 will serve as a technical target around $77-$80. Real value of this range is between $92-$98.


The bottom two charts display both of the value areas that were developed over the last 2 years and the last 14 years to give you some perspective using volume histograms.

The top chart displays the most popular crude futures on top (CME WTI Crude Futures) followed by quotes and market depth from a variety of tradeable crude oil futures of various types accessible through the CME Group, ICE, Dubai Mercantile Exchange, TOCOM and NFX.


The previous range took about 3 ½ years to fail and we are currently in about a 3 year range on a monthly chart. My best guess is the market tests or breaks the 62.58 mentioned above followed by another test of our recent value support at $56 range before a potential larger more occurs.


CME Group – NYMEX Crude Oil Futures (February 2018) – 01/08/2018 – 11:00 AM CST (chart displayed)
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Quotes with Bid/Ask/Market Depth – CME Group NYMEX – WTI Crude Oil; ICE Brent Crude; ICE WTI Light Sweet Crude; Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME) – Oman Crude Oil; TOCOM Crude Oil; NFX Brent Crude Oil; NFX WTI Crude Oil.

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

CME GROUP – NYMEX Crude Oil Futures – Weekly 01/08/2018
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Past performance does not guarantee future results.


CME GROUP – NYMEX Crude Oil Futures – Weekly – 01/08/2018

Past performance does not guarantee future results.



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