• The Crude Chronicles – Episode 13

    WTI Longs Build On Trade Deal Optimism The CFTC reported that over the last week, net long positions in WTI Crude futures were higher by 22,512 contracts, moving back up to a total long position of 138,389 contracts. This most recent build in US crude exposure reflects optimism towards the ongoing US-Sino trade negotiations which […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 12

    Trade Deal Hopes VS Negative OPEC Outlook WTI prices commenced the week in demand as expectations that the US and China will formally approve the mini-trade deal agreed earlier this month helped support global investor appetite. The driving force behind the latest surge in optimism over US-Sino trade discussions was the comments made at the […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 11

    “Phase One” Trade Deal Nearly Ready For Signing According to the latest comments from President Trump the US and China are on course to sign off on the “phase-one” trade deal announced a few weeks ago. Speaking on Monday, Trump told reporters that the two countries were “ahead of schedule” in terms of signing the […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 10

    US – Sino Trade Talks Boosting Oil Outlook Benchmark WTI prices have been supported over the week, marking a pause in the declines seen over the prior month. Since bottoming out around the $51 mark, WTI Crude has traded back up to $55. A key factor in the current stabilisation in WTI prices is the […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 7

    Oil Falls On Easing Middle-East Tensions & Global Growth Fears The CFTC COT update for the week ending September 24th showed net long positions in WTI crude futures were lower by -2,943 contracts, taking the position to 424,162 on the week. Speculative long positions fell by -1,864 contracts while short positions increased by +1079 contracts. […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 5

    Key WTI Headlines Over the Week The CFTC COT update for the week ending September 10th showed net long positions in WTI futures rose +44,048 contracts to 428,205 for the week. Speculative long positions jumped +18,639 contracts while short positions plunged -25,409 contracts. Benchmark WTI prices commenced the week with a 20% move north as […]

  • More loans, less market confidence

    Moody’s Investors Service downgrades the credit rating of the Chinese economy. According to the agency, even with the implementation of structural reforms by the Chinese authorities, pursuing the official economic targets will inevitably inflate the public debt in the medium term.

  • Can NAFTA washout crash the oil market?

    In the beginning of the week there were reports that Trump´s administration was going to unilaterally break the NAFTA agreement, but things have gotten a lot more complicated since then. Changes in the trade agreement, or its possible termination, could potentially affect the Oil market.

  • Yellen and Draghi spook investors

    The ECB baulks hopes, as no signal for folding stimulus, has been given. Dollar gains before Trump swear in.

  • Trump kicks the Dollar down

    Trump sends his love to Chine with another assault, as Dollar plunges. May ” to China, Dollar plunges. May says she’ll put final Brexit deal to vote in both Houses of Parliament.

  • Are OPEC cuts going to be in vain?

    The prospects for a rebalance on the market are likely to be hindered mainly due to the revival of shale production in the US.

  • May says no to “soft Brexit”

    The Oil drops as Iran boosts market share, meanwhile Chinese stocks have a good start to the week, as the Pound drops hard.

  • FOMC Minutes release failed to surprise the markets

    Dollar starts to decline, as FOMC Minutes had nothing new for the investors. On the other hand Rouble breaks a new level that hasn´t been seen since 2015.

  • Worldwide economic expansion is set for 2017

    The Dollar renews advances together with Oil, as investors seem to bet on worldwide economic expansion in 2017.

  • What to expect from the Forex market in 2017?

    Is it really going to be smooth sailing in the new year or should be waiting for unexpected market tides? We have made an overview, of what to expect of the Forex flow.