The global economy runs largely on crude oil as a result commodity investors as well as stock market investors like to keep on eye on the energy market as a whole and crude oil in particular as an indication of global economic strength. For crude oil’s long-term trend plus seasonality chart, try Crude Oil Chart Today.
The following chart presents crude oil futures live for today. A 5-day and 21-day (there are typically 21 trading days in one calendar month) version are also included for perspective. The charts use one minute data (two minute data is used for the 21 trading day chart) and provides prices as long as crude oil futures contract is open for trading. Trading opens Sunday through Thursday at 6:00 p.m. EST and closes Monday through Friday at 5:00 p.m. EST with a 1 hour trading halt from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. To get the very latest data throughout the day (and night), click the update icon at the top right of the chart.