Technical Analysis – Brent futures pull back from more than 3-month peak

Posted on June 29, 2020 at 1:22 pm GMT

Brent crude oil futures stretched their two-month rally to a more than three-month high of 44.00 last Tuesday before pulling slightly lower. The RSI seems to be gaining momentum above the 50 level, while the stochastic oscillator is ready to post a bullish crossover within its %K and %D lines above the oversold territory. The market trend is likely to hold on the upside as long as the price holds far above the moving averages in the short term. If [..]

Daily Market Comment – Risk-on back in play as Fed goes overkill with stimulus

Posted on June 16, 2020 at 8:28 am GMT

Sell-off cut short as markets reminded Fed not done yet with stimulus Possible $1 trillion infrastructure plan by Trump further fuels stocks But will Powell spoil the party again as softer dollar eyes Fed chief’s testimony Pound outperforms after UK and EU agree to intensify Brexit talks Second wave, what second wave? It was a dramatic turnaround for Wall Street on Monday, with all three main indices wiping out earlier sharp losses to close with solid gains, as investors brushed [..]


After incredible rally, oil outlook still uncertain as virus casts shadow over demand – Special Report

Posted on June 11, 2020 at 9:45 am GMT

Few would argue that 2020 has been a good year for oil after the market turmoil sparked by the coronavirus crisis sent WTI prices crashing into negative territory for the first time in the US benchmark’s history. But just as the unexplainable recovery of global equities, oil is looking bullish once again, at least in the medium-term timeframe. The encouraging signs of rebounding economic activity as businesses emerge from the virus shutdowns bode well for oil and other commodities. But [..]

Daily Market Comment – Euro soars after ECB’s surprise; dollar extends slide ahead of NFP

Posted on June 5, 2020 at 8:30 am GMT

Euro skyrockets after ECB increases pandemic stimulus by more than expected Dollar stuck in a downward spiral, unlikely to be saved by US jobs report Oil clings on to gains despite OPEC confusion ECB takes out the bazooka again The resurgent euro, which has been rallying on the back of recovery hopes for the Eurozone economy, got another shot in the arm on Thursday after the European Central Bank delivered a bigger-than-expected stimulus. The ECB boosted its pandemic emergency purchase [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar steadies as stocks pause rally; euro eyes ECB stimulus

Posted on June 4, 2020 at 8:33 am GMT

Dollar regains some positive footing as risk rally eases Euro takes a breather ahead of ECB decision Oil pulls back amid doubts about OPEC+ extending output cuts Dollar fights to end losing streak as stocks lose steam The US dollar fought back on Thursday to retain its reign over FX markets, which has come under threat over the past week as rising optimism about the global economy recovering from the pandemic has revived risk assets. The dollar index, which measures [..]

Daily Market Comment – US protests rage on, start to weigh on dollar

Posted on June 2, 2020 at 8:28 am GMT

Trump inflames protests, threatens martial law as US stocks begin to take notice Dollar extends slide as recovery hopes keep positive sentiment intact Aussie flirts with $0.68 after RBA, pound shoots above $1.25 despite Brexit risks Oil steady ahead of OPEC+ meeting Market unease as protests ravage US cities Mass protests continue for a seventh day across major cities in the United States, causing widespread damage and looting in what is another blow for businesses already crippled by the shutdowns [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar edges down ahead of Fed; aussie’s bull run continues

Posted on April 29, 2020 at 8:35 am GMT

Dollar drifts lower in mostly risk-on mood ahead of Fed statement Virus success powers aussie to 7-week high, euro perks up too Oil steadies, stocks move higher in lacklustre trading Dollar pressured amid lockdown easing, eyes Fed meeting The mood of cautious optimism continues to prevail in the markets on Wednesday as several countries have begun or are preparing to ease their lockdown measures. Hopes that shuttered businesses will soon be able to reopen their doors has sparked a relief [..]

Daily Market Comment – Oil plunges again despite lockdown exits; gold down too

Posted on April 28, 2020 at 8:34 am GMT

Threat of another crash in oil prices after biggest oil ETF dumps holdings in June contracts But markets otherwise enjoying a rare calm as lockdown measures are slowly relaxed Stocks and dollar hold steady but gold and kiwi skid Oil’s woes persist as WTI plunges WTI oil futures are on track for a second day of hefty losses as the commodity remains heavily pressured after the biggest oil exchange-traded fund (ETF) yesterday said it plans to sell all its WTI [..]

Daily Market Comment – Oil carnage spreads to stocks

Posted on April 22, 2020 at 8:29 am GMT

Oil price collapse continues, sending shivers through stock markets Trump signals bailouts for US producers, but paradoxically, that could worsen oil’s plunge Dollar pares gains after Trump’s bailout talk, pound softens on Brexit comments Euro in focus as investors flee Italian bonds before tomorrow’s EU summit Trump hints at bailouts as oil crumbles Energy markets can’t catch a break, with Brent following WTI lower this time to touch a low last seen during the Gulf war, as the devastation in [..]


Technical Analysis – Brent futures complete double bottom at 24.55; surpass SMAs

Posted on April 7, 2020 at 12:07 pm GMT

Brent has gained some of its positive momentum after the creation of a double bottom pattern at 24.55 on March 18 and on April 1. In the short-term the market could retain range-bound trading as the RSI is moving sideways above the 50 level and the MACD remains near the trigger line and above its zero line. Should the pair stretch north, the 35.38 level could provide immediate resistance before the price touches the area within the gap that posted [..]

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