• 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 8

    Further OPEC Cuts Under Discussion The CFTC COT report showed that Net longs in WTI crude have fallen to 4-week lows. Net longs fell by -34,843 contracts last week as bulls reduced positions for a third consecutive week. The recent downturn in global manufacturing has heightened concerns around the health of the global economy, putting […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 4

    Hello there. Welcome to another episode of the Crude Chronicles series. It’s been another volatile week for crude oil prices which have seen a sharp drop despite the latest inventories data showing a drawdown. The latest report from the Energy Information Administration for the week ending Sept 6th showed that US crude stores declined by […]

  • Is the GBP movement rational?

    The disappearance of negative inflationary tendencies along with the inflation moving to the target level is undoubtedly a bullish signal for the Pound, so why did the GBP lose it´s footing today?

  • Oil market shows positive results

    Oil market shows signs of growth due to lowered OPEC productions, however, shale extraction in the United States can change the market direction.

  • Will the US oil market find a consensus?

    In the current state, we can see that some of the US companies, in particular infrastructure-related, may grow in price after the publication of Trump’s infrastructure spending.

  • Dollar short-term rebound may be around the corner

    The Japanese Yen is heading to completely bullish advance ahead of the Bank of Japan meeting on Tuesday, as it is expected then the Japanese Central Bank will most likely follow the example of its colleagues.

  • The first market overview of the year

    Let´s take a look how the year has started and what the first week brought to the market.

  • EIA shows mixed data on US oil production

    EIA data released on Thursday showed that US producers keep pressuring OPEC, while enjoying high prices from the supply cuts.

  • What to expect from the New Year: a brief overview

    The ending year leaves a lot of information and unanswered questions about the future. So, let´s take a look at what the upcoming year may bring!

  • The Australian Dollar might be up for a rally

    The tightened movements of the foreign exchange market signal a temporary “calm”, as investors are already preparing for the New Year and thus are paying less attention to the current market catalysts.

  • Bulls are not happy about the tax reforms

    The House of Representatives and the Republicans have to “verify” their versions of the tax reform and the market believes that this will not cause problems. A large part of the tax reductions attributed to corporations are deferred until 2019, so investors are increasingly skeptical about the stimulating effect of the reform.