June 5, 2017, 1:29 PM
The beginning of the second half of the year and the third quarter of the year wasn’t good for oil bulls. The black gold noted a second straight week of losses (-4.30%) and closed Friday’s session below important support levels and $48. Will we see further deterioration and a comeback to the barrier of $40 in the coming weeks? Let’s examine the technical picture of the commodity and the current situation in our interesting ratios to find out. Have a nice read.
May 11, 2017, 3:29 PM
In recent weeks crude oil came back below the barrier of $50, which triggered declines and resulted in a drop to almost six-month lows. Despite this move, oil bulls pushed the commodity higher, which resulted in an invalidation of the breakdowns under important support levels. Is it enough to trigger further rally in the coming weeks?
April 3, 2017, 2:26 PM
Without a doubt, the previous week was the best week of 2017 for oil bulls. In that time, the black gold gained 5.48% and invalidated the earlier breakdown under the psychologically important barrier of $50. Is it enough to trigger another bigger move to the upside? Has anything changed in the relation between light crude and gold? We invite you to check our Oil Investment Update. Have a nice read.
March 9, 2017, 6:44 PM
After many weeks in an exhausting consolidation oil bears finally became strong enough to push the price of crude oil lower. Thanks to the recent moves, light crude not only broke below the short-term support levels, but also declined under the barrier of $50. Does it mean that the way to lower levels is open? If so, how low could the black gold go in the coming weeks?
February 6, 2017, 2:18 PM
Crude oil has been moving back and forth in the past few weeks as signs of coordinated OPEC and non-OPEC producers’ cuts in oil output and the Baker Hughes’ reports continued to weigh on investors sentiment. Will we finally see a breakthrough in the coming week? We invite you to check our Oil Update. Have a nice read.
January 9, 2017, 3:00 PM
Although crude oil hit a fresh high at the beginning of the year, this improvement was very temporary and we saw a sharp decline on the same day. In the following days, oil bulls tried to come back to the top, but they failed and the main question is whether we will see the oil at fresh peaks in the coming weeks or not? Is it possible that the relationship between crude oil and precious metals give us clues about future moves? We invite you to check our Oil Update. Have a nice read.
December 6, 2016, 2:51 PM
The most important event for the oil market since 2008 is already behind us. Last week’s OPEC cut deal fuelled hopes among investors and produces that the global oil glut can finally begin to shrink, which pushed the price of crude oil sharply higher and resulted in a fresh 2016 high. Despite this undoubtedly positive decision, we should keep in mind that this year’s reduction was much smaller in comparison to 2008 (as a reminder, back then the cartel agreed to cut 2.2 million barrels per day). Additionally, Libya and Nigeria are exempted from making cuts and their production increased by 140,000 barrels per day in the previous month. On top of that, drilling activity in U.S. is still accelerating. Will crude oil climb any further in these circumstances? We invite you to check our Oil Update. Have a nice read.
November 7, 2016, 3:50 PM
The combination of an increasing doubts over OPEC’s ability to cut output to 32.5-33 million barrels per day, rising crude oil supplies (with the biggest rise in crude supplies in the U.S. since at least 1984 in the week ended October 28 when EIA showed that the black oil stockpiles rose by 14.4 million barrels), strengthening U.S. dollar and steadily growing number of U.S. drilling rigs pushed crude oil sharply lower, erasing almost all mid-Sep – Oct upward move. Will the nearest support zone stop oil bears? Or maybe we’ll see a test of the barrier of $40? We invite you to check our Oil Update. Have a nice read.
October 11, 2016, 4:59 PM
Without a doubt the most important event of the recent month (or even the recent years) was unexpected OPEC’s decision to limit its production to a range of 32.5-33.0 million barrels per day (OPEC's current output stands at a record 33.6 million bpd). The agreement reached in Algiers (which is expected to be implemented this year) improved oil investors’ sentiment and pushed the price of the commodity above the barrier of $50. But is it enough to break above the Jun peak? What is the current picture of the oil market? Is it possible that the relationship between crude oil and gold give us more clues about future crude oil’s moves? We invite you to check our Oil Update. Have a nice read.
September 14, 2016, 1:01 PM
Crude oil has been moving back and forth in the past few weeks. Although the commodity rebounded at the beginning of the month once again, the first resistance area was strong enough to stop further improvement. Does it mean that another bigger decline is ahead us? Or maybe it’s just a bigger pause before another attack on the level of $ 50?
August 9, 2016, 4:34 PM
Jul was the worst month for oil bulls since the beginning of the year. In the previous month, the commodity lost 14% and approached the barrier of $40. In the previous week, light crude extended losses and slipped under this important technical level after the first Aug EIA weekly report showed another build in crude oil inventories. Despite this bearish news, light crude reversed and rebounded almost immediately as investors noticed that the above-mentioned bearish numbers were overshadowed by a larger-than-expected decline in gasoline inventories. Yesterday, the commodity extended gains as speculation of potential late-September freeze from OPEC affected positively investors’ sentiment. In this environment, light crude came back above $43 and invalidated earlier breakdown under short-term support. Will this event encourage oil bulls to act later in the coming weeks?
July 8, 2016, 3:01 PM
After few weeks between the barrier of $50 and the Apr and early May highs crude oil declined sharply and closed the day under previous lows and its first important short-term support zone. Did this drop affect the medium- and long-term picture of the commodity? Will oil bears push the black gold lower in the coming weeks? Let’s take a closer look at the current picture of the oil market and the precious metals – crude oil link and try to answer these questions. Have a nice read.
June 10, 2016, 10:49 AM
The last few weeks have brought further increases in oil prices, which resulted in a breakout not only above the barrier of $ 50, but also in a climb slightly above the Oct high. Despite this improvement, oil bulls didn’t manage to hold gained levels, which resulted in a drop to the previously-broken May high. Will oil bears push the commodity under the barrier of $50 and open the way to lower levels?
May 9, 2016, 11:47 AM
Although the world's largest oil exporters failed to reach an agreement in Doha to freeze output at January levels, the price of crude oil extended gains and hit a fresh 2016 high of $46.78 in less than two weeks after this negative event for oil. What were the main reasons for this rally? Will they continue to support the price or maybe there are new circumstances that encourage oil bears to action in the coming weeks? We invite you to check our Oil Investment Update. Have a nice read.
April 8, 2016, 11:47 AM
In the previous month, the commodity extended gains and climbed above the barrier of $40. Despite this improvement, the combination of resistance levels encouraged oil bears to act, which resulted in erasing 40% of the previous upward move. What’s next for crude oil? Whether a potential freeze agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC members will push the commodity to fresh 2016 highs or rather lead to a further deterioration? Will the technical picture of the oil market give is more clues about future moves? We invite you to check our Oil Investment Update. Have a nice read.
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