WTI Crude Oil Price Touch Trendline Support, Bears in Control – Neal Bhai Reports

The WTI Crude Oil price of oil was lower again on Friday, with West Texas Intermediate crude travelling from a high of $56.75 to a low of $54.79 and ending the day down -0.80%. Prior to the cash close, WTI crude for November delivery has dropped lost 50 cents, or 0.9%, to settle at $55.91 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

The partial cease-fire between Saudi and Yemen continues to see the geopolitical risk premium priced out of markets and for the week, futures prices for the front-month contract ended 3.8% lower.

“Reports that Saudi Arabia is ahead of schedule in restoring its output capacity continues to help crude oil prices weaken sharply lower,” analysts at TD Securities explained, adding:

“We continue to acknowledge that Saudi incentives are aligned to understate the impact of the attacks, but reports of its speedy recovery, when combined with sustained fears of waning demand growth, present a bleak macro picture for crude bulls.”

Trade talks continue to weigh

At the same time, the U.S. is considering limits on investor portfolio flows into China pressured prices, contributing to a loss of nearly 4% for the week considering that rising trade tensions between China and the US would hurt energy demand.

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In today’s price action bears closed below the 50-daily moving average again and pierced the trendline support which guards space all the way back to the 54 and then the 52 psychological targets. Bulls will need to gather demand back above the 21-DMA to open prospects for the 59 handle that will then bring in the April highs at 66.58 on the wide as a target.

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Neal Bhai has been involved in the Bullion and Metals markets since 1998 – he has experience in many areas of the market from researching to trading and has worked in Delhi, India. Mobile No. - 9899900589 and 9582247600

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  1. Now, traders are turning their attention to Iran. According to one headline, the Iranian President stated that the US had offered to remove all sanctions on the country in exchange for talks over Iran’s nuclear capabilities. Oil prices initially dropped on this apparent sign of progress in the region, but the news is now in dispute after some Iranian reporters suggested that the headline was mistranslated. In any event, the Trump Administration doesn’t appear keen to meet with Iran at present, so crude will continue to trade with a geopolitical risk premium in the near term.

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