January 8, 2018, 3:38 PM
The new year, the new month and the new peak – this is how we can summarize in one sentence the first week of January. Last Thursday, crude oil reached the level of $ 62, but the commodity still didn’t move above the May 2015 high. Will we see a breakout and a rally to the barrier of $ 70 in the coming weeks? Or maybe there are some negative signals on the horizon that can be used by oil bears to push black gold lower in the coming weeks?
December 22, 2017, 1:36 PM
Although the overall situation in crude oil hasn’t changed much since black gold hit the November peak (the commodity was trading in a price range smaller than $3!), there are some similarities to the past that can give us a preview of what could happen in the oil market in the coming weeks. Interested? We invite you to check our Oil Investment Update. Have a nice read.
November 14, 2017, 4:52 PM
Developments in the Middle East, escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the upcoming meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC ministers as well as the Baker Hughes reports, crude oil and its products inventories were mainly in the interest of investors. Which of these factors will affect the price of crude oil in the coming weeks? Is it possible that the relationship between crude oil and precious metals will give us clues about the commodity future moves? Let's check our November Oil Investment Update to find out.
October 10, 2017, 12:42 PM
Crude oil closed the previous month above the barrier of $50 for the first time since February, which raised hopes for further improvement. Meanwhile, the commodity reversed and decline, invalidating the earlier breakouts above important resistance lines and levels. What does it man for black gold in broader perspective?
September 11, 2017, 2:05 PM
In August, the black gold lost almost 6% and closed another month under many important resistance levels, which managed to stop oil bulls in the previous week. What’s interesting the last month’s decline materialized on huge volume, which raises some doubts about bears’ weakness. But can we trust this clue? Are there any bullish factors on the horizon, which could push the price of crude oil higher in the coming weeks? We invite you to check our Oil Investment Update. Have a nice read.
August 8, 2017, 1:30 PM
In the previous month crude oil gained almost 9% as declines in crude oil, gasoline and distillates inventories continued to support the price of the commodity. In that environment light crude climbed above the psychologically important barrier of $50 and closed July above it. Despite this bullish development, the price of the black gold slipped below it at the beginning of August. Is this just a bigger pullback or the first sign of a longer correction? We invite you to check our Oil Investment Update. Have a nice read.
July 11, 2017, 1:15 PM
Although crude oil bounced off the 2017 lows (supported by declines in crude oil, gasoline and distillates inventories) at the end of the previous month, the beginning of July brought renewed fears over the supply glut. Will the technical picture of the oil market and our interesting ratios give us valuable clues about future moves? We invite you to check our Oil Investment Update. Have a nice read.
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.
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