US Crude Oil


  • L. 7774.3
  • H. 7789.3
  • Ch. 3.9
  • Ch.% 0.05%
  • US Crude Oil – also known as West Texas Intermediate (WTI) – is a major oil benchmark that represents a light sweet oil drilled in the United States. Its price often moves in line with UK Crude Oil, also known as Brent Crude. WTI is an easily refined oil, making it attractive among investors and traders. Its price forms the basis of futures contracts traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). US Crude's price is often quoted alongside that of UK Crude. The difference between the two is referred to as the WTI-Brent spread.
  • Trading Hours
    24 hours / day *
  • Min Trade Size
  • Min Stop Distance
    0.0 Points
  • Guaranteed Order Minimum
    400.0 Points
  • Guaranteed Order Premium
    8.0 units of quantity
  • Spreads
  • Spreads From
    1.5 Points
  • Dealing
  • Spreads
    1.5 Points
  • Guaranteed Order Min Distance
    400.0 Points

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