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MRCI's Futures Highlight - Crude Oil(NYM)

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MRCI's Futures Highlight - Crude Oil(NYM)

MRCI hopes this profile of the NYMEX Crude Oil futures contract, with its statistics and feature studies, will help you derive wise trading decisions from its presentation of long-term perspective, computer analysis, and historical background. This additional history is designed to complement the body of knowledge contained in any seasonal patterns and strategies published. The weekly and monthly charts on this page depict prices for nearby contracts, which most closely reflect the underlying cash market.

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The table below offers a statistical analysis of historical daily trading in the NYMEX Crude Oil futures. The average range for each day of the week in each year and overall has been computed for purposes of comparison and further insight into the dynamics of this market.

MRCI's Nearby Futures Range Detail for Crude Oil(NYM)
from 1/1983 - 10/2020
Calendar
Year
Monday
Avg Rng
Tuesday
Avg Rng
Wednesday
Avg Rng
Thursday
Avg Rng
Friday
Avg Rng
Yearly
Avg Rng
1983 0.22($224) 0.24($242) 0.26($257) 0.23($232) 0.23($233) 0.24($238)
1984 0.30($296) 0.24($239) 0.29($291) 0.30($301) 0.23($231) 0.27($271)
1985 0.40($403) 0.39($388) 0.41($405) 0.37($370) 0.33($326) 0.38($379)
1986 0.83($833) 0.73($734) 0.64($642) 0.71($710) 0.64($638) 0.71($711)
1987 0.38($378) 0.36($364) 0.37($368) 0.30($296) 0.31($311) 0.34($344)
1988 0.48($482) 0.36($355) 0.38($380) 0.37($375) 0.35($352) 0.39($387)
1989 0.47($473) 0.41($412) 0.45($447) 0.41($415) 0.40($399) 0.43($428)
1990 1.26($1263) 0.96($957) 1.19($1189) 1.02($1022) 0.96($958) 1.07($1075)
1991 0.64($641) 0.53($525) 0.72($720) 0.70($698) 0.53($527) 0.62($622)
1992 0.31($309) 0.34($342) 0.33($326) 0.32($323) 0.31($310) 0.32($322)
1993 0.41($407) 0.35($346) 0.34($341) 0.38($382) 0.33($335) 0.36($362)
1994 0.50($496) 0.38($382) 0.43($427) 0.40($401) 0.42($424) 0.42($425)
1995 0.32($321) 0.26($262) 0.33($330) 0.30($300) 0.31($313) 0.30($305)
1996 0.71($709) 0.61($609) 0.68($676) 0.63($626) 0.57($574) 0.64($638)
1997 0.53($526) 0.45($454) 0.52($520) 0.51($510) 0.51($512) 0.50($504)
1998 0.61($612) 0.47($472) 0.49($494) 0.52($523) 0.44($439) 0.51($507)
1999 0.53($531) 0.53($530) 0.64($640) 0.57($574) 0.59($594) 0.57($574)
2000 1.02($1016) 0.86($859) 1.07($1068) 1.01($1005) 0.98($979) 0.99($985)
2001 0.85($851) 0.67($674) 0.99($987) 0.86($864) 0.87($868) 0.85($849)
2002 0.93($931) 0.76($757) 0.88($877) 0.88($884) 0.80($797) 0.85($848)
2003 1.03($1032) 0.99($991) 1.11($1105) 1.07($1065) 1.04($1036) 1.05($1046)
2004 1.31($1311) 1.18($1178) 1.62($1618) 1.36($1362) 1.20($1197) 1.34($1336)
2005 1.77($1771) 1.53($1526) 1.86($1862) 1.81($1810) 1.61($1612) 1.72($1715)
2006 1.85($1849) 1.74($1740) 1.70($1697) 1.61($1607) 1.57($1571) 1.69($1689)
2007 2.01($2009) 2.19($2188) 2.21($2209) 2.19($2193) 1.80($1803) 2.08($2081)
2008 4.56($4558) 4.47($4474) 4.33($4330) 4.51($4511) 4.06($4059) 4.38($4385)
2009 2.81($2814) 2.67($2671) 2.79($2787) 2.61($2608) 2.73($2731) 2.72($2721)
2010 1.99($1986) 2.20($2204) 2.18($2177) 2.23($2226) 2.35($2351) 2.19($2191)
2011 3.04($3039) 3.09($3086) 2.99($2989) 3.34($3336) 2.95($2955) 3.08($3081)
2012 2.24($2238) 2.21($2214) 2.26($2264) 2.29($2292) 2.28($2283) 2.26($2258)
2013 1.75($1750) 1.79($1790) 1.97($1971) 1.90($1901) 1.76($1758) 1.83($1834)
2014 1.78($1778) 1.86($1860) 1.75($1754) 1.85($1849) 1.76($1757) 1.80($1800)
2015 1.99($1994) 2.06($2060) 2.26($2256) 2.04($2038) 1.98($1981) 2.07($2068)
2016 1.76($1763) 1.71($1711) 1.90($1900) 1.63($1629) 1.60($1600) 1.72($1721)
2017 1.17($1173) 1.27($1273) 1.33($1328) 1.18($1185) 1.17($1168) 1.23($1227)
2018 1.78($1781) 1.85($1849) 1.96($1961) 1.66($1664) 1.74($1738) 1.80($1799)
2019 1.75($1754) 1.64($1643) 1.81($1810) 1.70($1700) 1.67($1671) 1.72($1715)
2020 2.54($2537) 2.37($2366) 2.26($2255) 2.34($2344) 2.10($2103) 2.32($2318)

What other characteristics do NYMEX Crude Oil futures exhibit for various days of the week? We ran various studies for the last 180 calendar days of trading prior to trading prior to expiration for each contract.

MRCI's Nearby Futures Summary for Crude Oil(NYM)
from 1/1983 - 10/2020
Summary
Item
Monday
Summary
Tuesday
Summary
Wednesday
Summary
Thursday
Summary
Friday
Summary
Yearly
Summary
Range 1.29($1285) 1.23($1232) 1.31($1313) 1.27($1270) 1.21($1207) 1.26($1261)
Closed Up 839(47%) 948(49%) 993(51%) 1016(53%) 989(53%) 4785(51%)
Closed Dn 924(52%) 974(50%) 922(48%) 868(46%) 864(46%) 4552(48%)
Closed Uchg 15(1%) 16(1%) 22(1%) 19(1%) 14(1%) 86(1%)
Gapped up 213(12%) 188(10%) 196(10%) 198(10%) 183(10%) 978(10%)
Un-filled Gaps Up 96(45%) 68(36%) 77(39%) 74(37%) 58(32%) 373(38%)
Gapped Down 232(13%) 202(10%) 208(11%) 172(9%) 129(7%) 943(10%)
Un-filled Gaps Down 100(43%) 71(35%) 72(35%) 56(33%) 33(26%) 332(35%)

Daily Percent Change Summary for Crude Oil(NYM)

UNCH
>0%-
<1%
+1%-
<2%
+2%-
<3%
+3%-
<4%
+4%-
<5%
+5%-
<6%
+6%-
<7%
+7%-
<8%
+8%-
<9%
+9%-
<10%
+10%-
<20%

>+20%
86 2216 1277 663 307 151 65 41 17 16 7 20 5
<0%-
>-1%
-1%-
>-2%
-2%-
>-3%
-3%-
>-4%
-4%-
>-5%
-5%-
>-6%
-6%-
>-7%
-7%-
>-8%
-8%-
>-9%
-9%-
>-10%
-10%-
>-20%

<-20%
2101 1233 572 311 170 67 29 25 14 8 17 5

The table below represents yearly low, high, last yield in the cash market for the NYMEX Crude Oil futures contracts. Quotes are from daily cash market price activity.

West Texas Crude - Aug 31, 2020
  Period Low(Jan-Dec) Period High(Jan-Dec) Last Day Average
Year Date Price Date Price Date Price Price
2019 01/02/2019 46.31 04/23/2019 66.23 12/31/2019 61.14 56.99
2018 12/27/2018 44.48 06/27/2018 77.41 12/31/2018 45.15 65.02
2017 06/21/2017 42.48 12/29/2017 60.46 12/29/2017 60.46 50.82
2016 02/11/2016 26.19 12/28/2016 54.01 12/30/2016 53.75 43.33
2015 12/21/2015 34.55 06/10/2015 61.36 12/31/2015 37.13 48.66
2014 12/31/2014 53.45 06/20/2014 107.95 12/31/2014 53.45 93.17
2013 04/17/2013 86.68 09/06/2013 110.62 12/31/2013 98.17 98.02
2012 06/28/2012 77.69 02/24/2012 109.77 12/31/2012 91.82 94.14
2011 10/04/2011 75.67 04/29/2011 113.93 12/30/2011 98.83 95.11
2010 05/24/2010 66.88 12/23/2010
12/27/2010
92.21 12/31/2010 89.84 79.53
2009 02/12/2009 33.98 10/21/2009 81.37 12/31/2009 79.36 61.99
2008 12/22/2008 30.81 07/11/2008 145.66 12/31/2008 44.60 99.66
2007 01/18/2007
01/19/2007
50.49 11/20/2007 98.83 12/31/2007 96.01 72.40
2006 11/16/2006 56.27 07/14/2006 77.03 12/29/2006 61.06 66.11
2005 01/03/2005 42.13 08/30/2005 69.82 12/30/2005 61.04 56.64
2004 02/06/2004 32.48 10/25/2004 55.23 12/30/2004 43.46 41.49
2003 04/29/2003 25.23 03/12/2003 37.83 12/31/2003 32.54 31.10
2002 01/17/2002 17.98 12/27/2002 32.73 12/31/2002 31.23 26.15
2001 11/15/2001 17.48 05/10/2001 32.29 12/31/2001 19.78 25.90
2000 04/11/2000 23.84 09/20/2000
09/21/2000
37.00 12/29/2000 25.76 30.15
1999 02/16/1999
02/17/1999
11.36 12/29/1999 26.94 12/31/1999 26.92 19.33
1998 12/21/1998 10.80 01/29/1998
01/30/1998
17.80 12/31/1998 11.66 14.44
1997 12/31/1997 17.53 01/08/1997 26.61 12/31/1997 17.63 20.61
1996 01/26/1996 17.26 12/20/1996 26.56 12/31/1996 25.91 21.95
1995 07/21/1995 16.67 05/01/1995 20.71 12/29/1995 19.47 18.38
1994 02/17/1994 13.86 08/01/1994 20.87 12/30/1994 17.78 17.16

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