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Seasonality of WTI Crude Oil Futures

Sunday, November 13, 2016 18:48
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  • WTI Crude Oil futures is currently priced around the 30-year average. This makes the market on par with the longer-term average of the front-month futures contract.
  • The 30-, 15- and five-year seasonality averages of WTI Crude Oil front-month futures show declines in the second half of the year.
  • The seasonality data offers evidence for crude oil to form a long-term bottom.

Earlier this year, crude oil bounced off its multi-year low, and many market participants are now  READ MORE

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Mark Shore is also an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, where he teaches the only known accredited managed futures course in the country. He is also a Board Member of the Arditti Center for Risk Management at DePaul University.

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