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If you want to profit on oil trading, you've come to the right place. We invite you to examine our daily trading alerts for crude oil traders with additional intra-day alerts that are sent out whenever the situation requires it. As Oil Trading Alerts subscriber you will remain up-to-date at all times - you will receive daily e-mail messages from Sebastien Bischeri with the most important details: latest news, latest price changes, support & resistance levels, buy & sell signals and early heads-up about the potential trading opportunities.

Whether you already subscribed or not, we encourage you to find out how to make the most of our alerts and read our replies to the most common alert-and-oil-trading-related-questions.

  • Trade Projections for Brent & WTI: Both Entries Triggered!

    June 21, 2022, 9:31 AM

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  • Are Interest Rate Hikes Bearish or Bullish for Oil Prices?

    June 17, 2022, 10:13 AM

    Since most currencies take all their importance from the price of energy and oil, let’s have a look at the other side of the coin: monetary policies.

    So, What’s the Story with Central Banks?

    Oil prices were choppy on Thursday. They ended up slightly higher in a fearful environment for markets in general, after a Fed rate hike the day before and a sharp fall in the US dollar.

    Faced with galloping inflation – after the Federal Reserve (the Fed) announced the largest rate hike since 1994 on Wednesday – the Swiss National Bank (SNB) unexpectedly raised interest rates on Thursday, a rare occurrence that deserves to be noted.

    Meanwhile, the Bank of England (BoE) has also promised to act forcefully as it anticipates an inflation rate of 11% in the UK.

    In the Asia-Pacific region, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) sticks to ultra-loose monetary policy, as Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday that he would not raise interest rates even with a weakening Japanese yen.

    Therefore, the latter just hit a 24-year low against the US dollar following the central bank’s decision.

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    Line chart of Core inflation rates (%) showing Japanese inflation has jumped but remains close to BoJ's target

    According to Deutsche Bank reporting to the Financial Times, “the BoJ has spent $72bn buying bonds just this week, almost what the Fed and ECB were doing in an entire month last year. Adjusted for the different sizes of their respective economies, the pace of Japanese QE this week is more than 20 times the pace of the Fed’s in 2021.” (FT.com)

    In short, if all the central banks around the world raised interest rates, the dollar wouldn’t fare any better and commodity prices would likely recoup their losses.

    Fundamental Analysis & U.S. Crude Oil Inventories

    The weekly crude inventories were released on Wednesday. They confirmed the American Petroleum Institute (API) figures presented in my previous analysis, with an increase of over 1.956M barrels in US oil stocks, while the forecasted figure was expected to be negative (-1.314M barrels).

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    US crude inventories have increased by over 1.956 million barrels, which confirms slowing demand and is considered a bearish factor for crude oil prices.

    Like the API’s release, the difference with the forecasted figure is almost the opposite, so it entails a wide miss from the analysts’ expectations.

    Therefore, I still think that the black gold is set for a further corrective wave, possibly back to previous support levels, which I projected for a couple of new trades on both Brent and WTI (see our member section) despite persistent crude supply problems.

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    WTI Crude Oil (CLM22) Futures (June contract, daily chart)

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    Brent Crude Oil (BRNQ22) Futures (August contract, daily chart)

    That’s all for today, folks. Have a nice weekend!

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  • Global Oil Demand Is Expected to Slow in 2023

    June 15, 2022, 7:41 AM

    What scenario for crude oil can we expect based on the geopolitical scene, OPEC forecasts, and oil stocks released by the US Petroleum Institute?

    Geopolitical Scene

    Crude oil prices were resilient on Tuesday, as fears about supply outweighed those about demand. That was due to the near total shutdown of production in Libya, in the grip of a major political crisis, where two politicians are vying for the post of Prime Minister: interim PM Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh and eastern-affiliated Fathi Bashagha.

    Libya is currently missing its oil production at a rate of 1.1 million barrels a day, Libyan Oil Minister Mohammed Aoun said, adding that almost all oil fields in the country have been closed.

    Fundamental Analysis

    The world economy this year, still largely dependent on fossil fuels, remains full of uncertainties, OPEC estimates in an article devoted to the outlook for the second half of the year. The first quarter of the year showed a weakening trend in growth in the context of sharply rising commodity prices and a booming Omicron wave, which dampened economic momentum, particularly in developed countries and China.

    Growth in global oil demand should slow in 2023, according to OPEC delegates and industry sources, as soaring crude and fuel prices help drive up inflation and dampen the global economy. OPEC is expected to release its first demand forecast for 2023 in its monthly report later, on July 12.

    U.S. API Weekly Crude Oil Stock

    The weekly commercial crude oil reserves in the United States increased by over 1.845M barrels while the forecasted figure was expected to be in negative territory (-1.8M barrels), according to figures released on Tuesday by the American Petroleum Institute (API).

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    US crude inventories have increased by over 1.845 million barrels, which implies slowing demand and is considered a bearish factor for crude oil prices.

    Here, the difference with the forecasted figure is quite the opposite, so let us see whether the figure will be confirmed by the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) on Wednesday.

    If that scenario is confirmed by the EIA’s figures later today, then the black gold may be set for a corrective wave, possibly back to previous support levels, which I projected for a couple new trades on both Brent and WTI (see our member section).

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    WTI Crude Oil (CLM22) Futures (June contract, daily chart)

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    Brent Crude Oil (BRNQ22) Futures (August contract, daily chart)

    In conclusion, after floating above $120, the U.S. WTI benchmark might eventually retrace back to its long-term mean to get some fresh air and breathe for a bit. We already defined the next support, so get ready to get in if all the signals are turning green again!

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  • How Will Rising Crude Oil Prices Affect Demand and Gasoline?

    June 8, 2022, 5:38 AM

    What are the new fundamentals for crude oil to look at this week? Could Asian demand be slowed down by Saudi Arabia raising its prices?

    Crude oil prices soared earlier this week after Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would raise crude oil prices for most regions except the United States. Just days after opening the floodgates a little wider (as announced last week following an OPEC+ meeting), Saudi Arabia wasted no time in raising its official selling price for Asia, its main market. It is worth noting that the country is one of the few OPEC members that has spare oil capacity. Thus, this decision to raise prices happens just when demand, especially in Asia, is increasing.

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    In the prediction contest, Goldman Sachs raised its forecast for the price of a barrel of Brent to $135 by the end of the year.

    Looking at the impact of oil prices on gasoline, we are also starting to see changes in consumer behavior. As we head into the summer, people are likely going to think twice before making long trips by car during their vacation.

    As a result, the “crack spread” is clearly narrowing, as you can see in the third following chart.

    WTI Crude Oil (CLN22) Futures (July contract, daily chart)

    RBOB Gasoline (RBN22) Futures (July contract, daily chart)

    42 x RBOB Gasoline (RBN22) - WTI Crude Oil (CLN22) “Crack Spread” Futures (July contracts, daily chart)

    Question: Is RBOB gasoline taking the lead now to pull crude oil prices back lower with it, or will the RB-CL spread find a rebounding floor around the $50 price mark, acting as support?

    Write back and let me know.

    That’s all for today, folks. Happy trading!

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  • Mixed Signals on The Dashboard, So Oil Pays Attention to Stocks

    June 3, 2022, 1:23 PM

    What are the main fundamentals for crude oil to look at? Russia’s revenues boosted by high oil prices, OPEC+ raising output, dropping US inventories.

    On Thursday (June 2), black gold prices rallied more than one percent after US crude reserves dropped more than expected amid higher demand for fuel, despite the OPEC+'s output deal to boost crude oil supplies by 648k barrels per day this summer, instead of its planned 432k) to offset the drop in Russian oil production.

    Today, Russia's finance ministry just said it expected to receive 393 billion roubles ($6.35 bn) in additional oil and gas revenue this month.

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    United States Crude Oil Inventories

    The weekly commercial crude oil reserves in the United States fell almost four times more than the predictions, according to figures released on Thursday by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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    US crude inventories have decreased by over five million barrels, which implies greater demand and is considered a bullish factor for crude oil prices. Here, the difference with the forecasted figure is quite high, which is why the increased output from OPEC+ remained in the back.

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    WTI Crude Oil (CLM22) Futures (June contract, daily chart)

    United States Gasoline Inventories

    The following are US Gasoline Reserves which were extracted from the same released report:

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    The above figure confirmed the drop in fuel, which analysts did not expect to drop over a week, so the figure falls into the bullish side as well. Personally, I was mentioning the likeliness of a potential drop in my last analysis from May 26, because of a demand acceleration triggered by the beginning of the Summer Driving Season in the USA.

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    RBOB Gasoline (RBM22) Futures (June contract, daily chart)

    Wishing you a good weekend!

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