WHAT are wti crude oil futures?

WTI Crude oil futures are the West Texas Intermediate, (WTI) or light sweet crude oil that is stored and distributed in Cushing, Oklahoma and has long been a benchmark for oil prices. 

WHY would you want to trade WTI crude oil futures?

  1. Although Crude oil is often thought of as a commodity, it also has been considered a currency and economic barometer.
  2. Can be volatile, subject to swift price swings due to geopolitical, production and weather events.
  3. Allows traders to gain exposure in relatively straightforward manner compared to ETF counterparts.

HOW DO you trade wti crude oil futures?

Energy futures markets allow traders to hedge the risk they may carry in their equity portfolio or jump to opportunities triggered by economic, political or weather events.  

They offer instant exposure to the underlying commodity of your choice, whether it's crude oil, natural gas, gasoline or heating oil.

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WTI Crude Oil CLE

Open
High
Low
Volume
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Last Trade as of CST. 10 Minutes Delayed Quote. Powered by CQG
CONTRACT SPECIFICATIONS
Contract Month
All
Trading Hours
5:00pm – 4:00pm (Sun–Fri) CT with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 4:00pm CT
Product
WTI Crude Oil
Contract Size
1,000 barrels
Trading Venue
CME offers electronic trading almost 24/6
Minimum Tick
$0.01 per barrel
Product Symbol
CL
Dollar Value of One Tick
$10.00 U.S. Dollars
Options Available
Quarterly, Monthly, Weekly
Notional Value
CONTRACT SPECIFICATIONS
Product Name
WTI Crude Oil
Options Expirations
Monthly, Weekly
Options Symbol
Monthly - LO
Weekly - LO1-LO5
Trading Venue
Globex
Trading Hours
5:00pm – 4:00pm (Sun–Fri) CT with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 4:00pm CT
Type Of Expiration
American and European
Minimum Tick Size
$0.01 per barrel

PRODUCT OVERVIEW


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ALERTS


2/22/2018 9:02:00 PM CT

Natural Gas down 1%


2/22/2018 2:35:00 PM CT

Natural Gas down 1%


2/22/2018 11:24:00 AM CT

Crude Oil up 2%


2/22/2018 10:10:00 AM CT

Crude Oil up 1%


2/21/2018 7:14:00 AM CT

Natural Gas up 1%


2/21/2018 3:11:00 AM CT

Natural Gas down 2%


2/21/2018 2:34:00 AM CT

Natural Gas down 1%


2/20/2018 9:58:00 PM CT

Crude Oil down 1%


2/20/2018 4:48:00 AM CT

Natural Gas up 3%


2/19/2018 11:20:00 PM CT

Natural Gas up 2%


2/16/2018 10:50:00 AM CT

Crude Oil up 1%


Source: Redsky Markets

FUTURES CALENDAR


Feb 28
Last Delivery
Crude Oil
CLG8
Mar 01
First Delivery
Crude Oil
CLH8
Mar 20
Option Exp
Crude Oil
CLJ8