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Crude Oil Futures (CL) Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil Futures Continuous Contract (CL) Seasonal Chart

The above chart represents the seasonality for Crude Oil Futures Continuous Contract (CL) for the past 20 years.

  • Date range: January 1, 1990 to December 31, 2009
  • Type: Commodity Futures – US
  • Symbol: CL

Crude Oil Futures Continuous Contract (CL) Seasonality

Analysis has revealed that with a buy date of December 24 and a sell date of August 21, investors have benefited from a total return of 344.86% over the last 10 years. This scenario has shown positive results in 9 of those periods.

Conversely, the best return over the maximum number of positive periods reveals a buy date of December 24 and a sell date of August 30, producing a total return over the same 10-year range of 331.05% with positive results in 10 of those periods.

The buy and hold return for the past 10 years was 60.62%.

**Results shown are compounded 


How to Invest

  • iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return (Public, NYSE:OIL)Info – iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return Index ETN is a sub-index of the S&P GSCI Commodity Index. The S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return Index reflects the returns that are potentially available through an unleveraged investment in the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures contract plus the Treasury Bill rate of interest that could be earned on funds committed to the trading of the underlying contracts.  Expense Ratio: 0.75%

  • United States Oil Fund LP (ETF) (Public, NYSE:USO) – Info – United States Oil Fund, LP (USOF) is a domestic exchange traded security designed to track the movements of light, sweet crude oil (West Texas Intermediate). USOF issues units that may be purchased and sold on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Arca. The Company invests in futures contracts for light, sweet crude oil and other types of crude oil, heating oil, gasoline, natural gas and other petroleum-based fuels that are traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), International Currency Exchange (ICE) Futures or other United States and foreign exchanges. It holds interests in other oil-related investments, such as cash-settled options on Oil Futures Contracts, forward oil contracts, and over-the-counter transactions that are based on the price of crude oil and other petroleum-based fuels. The Company is managed and controlled by its general partner, United States Commodity Funds LLC (formerly, Victoria Bay Asset Management, LLC).  Expense Ratio:0.96%

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