Fundamental Forecast forUSOIL:Neutral
- North American Oil Production during top outlay levels given Aug 2015, per EIA
- Crude Oil Price Forecast: Downside Stalls on OPEC Favoring Extension
- Sentiment display sell traders flipped to net-long favoring ST downside per contrarian effect
- Baker Hughes Rig Count Rises 5 Total to 688, 1 Added In Permian, 3 In Eagle Ford Shale
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You wouldn’t know it by looking during a charts, yet there was some-more enlivening news from OPEC as good as a US Inventory Draw on Wednesday per a EIA weekly release. Earlier this week, we listened that vital oil producers had reached an initial bargain to extend a outlay cut as cited per Saudi Arabia’s oil minister. The strange idea of curbing prolongation was to get stockpiles next a 5-year average, that has not been achieved nonetheless and seems to be a pushing force for stability a prolongation cut another 6-months. While a producers admittedly demeanour over a day-to-day cost action, we could see cost drops serve inspire producers to approve a prolongation cut extension. Additionally, many institutions sojourn upbeat on Oil as OPEC’s Technical Committee pronounced on Friday in Vienna that a due 6-month prolongation was indispensable to assistance change a market.
While there was an register pull in a US for wanton Oil, we did have dual troublesome commentary that have carried serve weight on a sell-off this week. First, Gasoline stockpiles rose for a initial time in 9 weeks, that was seen as a evidence that direct might be loss yet this aligns with standard anniversary effect. Secondly, US Production levels have reached their top levels given Aug 2015. It is value observant that a slope of active rigs in a US is approaching to flatten, yet there still appears to be regard that this trend could foil a efforts of OPEC to put a supply design in a net deficit, that a IEA continues to envision for H2 2017. On Friday, wego word that a Baker Hughes Rig Count had risen by 5 active rigs to 688, 1 Added In Permian, 3 In Eagle Ford Shale. The USOil draft appears to have held a courtesy of value buyers per a IG Client Sentiment discussed below. We see a pierce reduce in a week that totaled roughly 5% creation this week’s dump a largest given March. Recent sell-offs of this bulk have not had stayingpower given we traded above a 55-WMA for a initial time in mixed years in Q2 2016.
Given new cost action, after a sell-off where we have witnessed a clever rebound off a 55-WMA, we’ll demeanour to a operation of a opening operation low for Q2 during $49.91 and a 55-MVA ($48.33) as a section of support. If that turn holds, a disposition will sojourn bullish, that aligns with elemental research common above. However, a relapse next this section of support could set-up for a longer-term downtrend that tests a $41/bbl section that acted as cost support in H2 2016.
Weekly Chart Aligns With Emerging Sentiment Picture Showing ST Pressure Could Continue
Chart Created by Tyler Yell, CMT
Next Week’s Data Points That May Affect Energy Markets:
- Monday 2:30 am ET: China final Mar appetite and commodity trade data, including crude.
- Tuesday 4:30 PM ET: API weekly U.S. oil register news
- Wednesday 10:30 AM ET: EIA Petroleum Supply Report
- Thursday (All Day): International Oil Summit in Paris
- Fridays 1:00 PM ET: Baker-Hughes Rig Count during
- Friday 3:30 PM ET: Release of a CFTC weekly commitments of traders news on U.S. futures, options contracts
After a first round of French Presidential Election, Monday will yield critical direct information from China. At 2:30 pm PM Beijing time, we will get an bargain of Mar appetite and commodity trade data. Thursday will also be a start of a International Oil Summit in Paris with a participationofoil officials from Libya, Iran, oil ministers from Iraq, Nigeria, Angola, Algeria, a OPEC Secretary-General Barkindo, as good as a CEOs of Total and Saudi Aramco.
Oil – US Crude: As of Apr 21, sell trader information shows 60.1% of traders are net-long with a ratio of traders prolonged to brief during 1.51 to 1. The series of traders net-long is 8.3% aloft than yesterday and 53.3% aloft from final week, while a series of traders net-short is 7.9% reduce than yesterday and 33.9% reduce from final week.
We typically take a contrarian perspective to throng sentiment, and a fact traders are net-long suggests Oil – US Crude prices might continue to fall. Traders are serve net-long than yesterday and final week, and a multiple of stream view and new changes gives us a stronger Oil – US Crude-bearish contrarian trade bias.