• Oil hovers around 8-week highs

    Oil surged to an eight-week high, as the continuing decline in US oil reserves raised optimism about the oil market outlook. Prices rose after Wednesday’s report showing a fourth consecutive week of declines in US oil inventories. US crude oil inventories decreased by 7.2 million barrels last week to a total of 483.4 million barrels, […]

  • Is Canada trying to take the lead in the Oil production?

    Canada has the third largest Oil reserves in the world and is able to increase the hydrocarbon production, jeopardising the implementation of the OPECs agreement aimed to restore the balance on the Oil market.

  • Trump denies obstruction of justice in FBI probe

    The president of the United States Donald Trump denied obstructing justice in the investigation of Moscow’s meddling in the US presidential election in 2016. The wave of speculation was triggered by a tweet, according to which the president “had no idea” about the existence of conversation “tapes” with the former FBI chief James Comey, while […]

  • The Ruble is losing ground

    The Oil quotas began the week with a decline. The net position of the CFTC data decreased moderately from 382.5K to 359K contracts, and the market remains uncertain. The Bank of Russia reduces the key interest rates.

  • NZD/USD fell to the lowest level of the year

    The RBNZ leaves the rate unchanged, as in Australia, finding a balance in the interest rates is a big headache for the RBA, as the real estate market boom spurs prices growth.

  • What happened in the Asian session today?

    Oil looks like it is going to fall soon, as the Dollar is moderately rising ahead of the NFP.

  • Is France on a clear presidential path now?

    Macron won the final debates ahead of the second election round, making the precious metals and Yen accelerated declines. The USD rate hike possibility rose immensely for July.

  • OPEC is on the path of success

    The largest Oil exporters organisation OPEC is ready to commit further efforts in reducing oil oversupply and are working on an agreement to present at the meeting in May.

  • Is Europe caught in the wind of change?

    The Dollar loses poise on the FED consensus, as bullish tone remains in play. This makes Pound spike up, but how long will it last in the light of Brexit?

  • Is economic recession up ahead?

    ECB expresses caution, as there have been no direct news about QE cuts or rate increases, which implies that the economic pickup will be shabby.

  • US oil vs. OPEC – who will win?

    The latest push averaged around 8.2M barrels surpassing the projections of a 2M increase, which is causing the prices to erase this year’s gains. Tuesday the OPEC officials showed that the producers are aware of the heavy oversupply leaving prices relatively resilient to cartel endeavours. Is it 1:0 for the US Oil workers?

  • Key market-moving events to watch for in the upcoming week:

    Main trading events to keep an eye out in the upcoming week.

  • U.S. shale production is filling up the gap

    Bank of Japan leaves key rates unchanged, Trump fires acting AG on disobedience.

  • Is equilibrium out of reach?

    $55 a barrel crude remains “far away from the equilibrium price.” Rouble keeps “moving” above the broken descending weekly channel and prices, making the trades risky.

  • Trump comes out empty-handed

    Trump held his first press conference after the election in November, which did not clarify much. He avoided the most sensitive issues such as the fiscal stimulus and taxation.