EURUSD Non-Commercials reduced their net long positions in the Euro last week selling 2k contracts to take the total position to 34k contracts. EUR has now been net sold for each consecutive week over the last month as the market has adjusted its view in line with the ECB’s declaration that rates will be on hold until at least summer 2019. ...

2018-07-02 James Harte Read more
WTI Crude Oil Rises due to Bullish Saudi Price Target

Crude oil prices were in for a bumpy ride last week, as surprising comments from Saudi Arabia helped to keep the bullish momentum going. Oil prices were already surging strongly earlier in the week following tensions surrounding Syria and the attempted missile strikes against Riyadh. While the markets at large brushed aside the weekend airstr...

2018-04-24 John Benjamin Read more
Trading Oil

Frequent fluctuations in oil prices have made many people think about ways to buy and sell oil and potentially make some profit for themselves. But does that mean that you need to buy and hoard oil barrels to be able to sell them when the prices rise? Well, no, since you can be trading oil via futures trading, which allows traders to buy and sel...

2018-04-03 Orbex Read more
OPEC Meeting

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries or OPEC meet this week on November 30 in Vienna, Austria for the 173rd OPEC meeting. The event will see Russia, the largest non-OPEC nation joining hands with Saudi Arabia in deciding about extending the production cuts. OPEC first agreed to curbing production in 2016, marking the first oil cu...

2017-12-12 John Benjamin Read more
OPEC_Crude Oil

Oil traders are on the sidelines as the markets edge closer to the November 30th OPEC meeting. Oil ministers of the OPEC member nations will meet in Vienna next Wednesday, November 30, 2016, where a deal to cut oil production is high on the agenda in a bid to stabilize oil prices. It would also formalize the informal agreement to limit productio...

2016-11-25 John Benjamin Read more
OPEC_Crude Oil_2010

Saudi's Minister of Energy and Industry, Khalid Al-Falih. Image via World Economic Forum Crude oil futures contracts rallied to a fresh yearly high yesterday closing at $51.42 a barrel. The gains came for a second consecutive day after the API's inventory report showed a surprise draw of 3.8 million. Analysts had expected to see a build of 2.1 ...

2016-10-20 John Benjamin Read more
Putin_ oil prices

Crude oil prices posted three straight weeks of gains reversing off the lows near $43.40 and thus marking the completion of the head and shoulders pattern that the readers were first alerted to back in August. The current rally in oil prices is well supported by the fundamentals. The EIA's weekly crude oil inventory report showed 5 weeks consec...

2016-10-13 John Benjamin Read more
OPEC_Crude Oil

Last week’s decisions by some of the major central banks saw the status quo being maintained. Garnering more than the usual share of attention were the BoJ and the FOMC. While the BoJ’s policy changes perplexed markets briefly, the FOMC’s decision was largely a known event as the Fed opted to keep rates steady but maintained that the case for fu...

2016-09-26 John Benjamin Read more
Crude Oil

Crude oil futures contracts for October delivery closed  at $44.85 a barrel yesterday, losing over 3.30% on the day as the US Energy and Information Administration (EIA) data showed a second consecutive week of build-up in US crude oil inventories. After inventories increased by 2.5 million barrels two weeks ago, the week ending August 26 saw a...

2016-09-01 John Benjamin Read more
abu dhabi oil boat

Crude Oil prices are heading to a very bearish week with prices currently down by over 7.50% on a week to date basis. After closing last week at $49.18 a barrel, WTI Crude oil futures opened this week slight lower at $49.12 and after a brief rally to fill the weekend gap, prices extended their declines for the most part of the week, save for a m...

2016-07-08 John Benjamin Read more