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Crude oil analysis: WTI drops amid demand concerns

Middle East concerns should keep the downside limited for crude oil, after prices slid 3% as demand concerns intensified on weaker Chinese industrial data and amid the prospects of higher interest rates for longer. WTI technical analysis suggests the longer-term trend remains bullish, with the first short-term support level to watch coming in around $82 area.

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Crude oil analysis: WTI steady ahead of inventories data

Crude oil looks set to end March and the first quarter higher. Oil prices have been buoyed by easing demand concerns and sustained supply cuts by the OPEC+. Meanwhile WTI technical analysis points higher, for as long as $79-$80 support area holds.

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Crude oil analysis Strong Chinese demand fuels rally

Crude oil analysis: China set to import record volumes of Russian oil in March, as oil extends weekly breakout ahead of a busy week for financial markets.

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March 18, 2024 04:00 PM

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Crude oil analysis: WTI breaks $80 barrier

Factors supporting oil price include optimism over China, bullish forecast from IEA and general strength in commodities.

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Crude oil outlook: WTI briefly rises above $80

Crude oil outlook boosted from multiple sources today, including a weaker US dollar, a bigger than expected crude product draw, and positive risk sentiment after China set ambitious growth target

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Crude oil analysis: WTI looks poised to extend gains despite weak start

What does OPEC’s decision mean for oil prices is discussed in this article. We also take a look at the WTI chart, with technical analysis pointing higher. But bullish momentum needs to resume and fast.

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March 4, 2024 03:30 PM
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Crude oil analysis – February 21, 2024

Technical levels and factors on Brent discussed in this article, ahead of the publication of global PMIs and crude inventories data, which could provide catalyst for a potential breakout.

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February 21, 2024 03:30 PM
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Crude oil outlook: WTI could reach $80

Factors that oil investors will be focusing on this week are discussed in this article, but in short, the risks remained skewed to upside despite despite choppy recent price action.

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February 19, 2024 03:30 PM

Crude oil bulls eyeing key support following largest three-day plunge in months

Crude oil finished last week nursing its largest three-day decline since October, sliding 7.1% despite escalating geopolitical tensions. But with US and UK forces bombing Iranian-backed militia targets in Yemen, Iraq and Syria over the weekend, grounds for a bounce may be increasing.

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February 4, 2024 10:58 PM
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Crude oil outlook: WTI plunges on Gaza ceasefire news, China concerns

Crude oil plunges, but Middle East tensions still remain high despite potential ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. IMF raises global GDP forecasts as US economy again displays resilience, as evidence by a robust jobs report. But China remains a concern.

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February 4, 2024 08:00 AM
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WTI technical analysis: Crude oil turns positive - Technical Tuesday

Crude oil is already supported on raised geopolitical risks but now we also have improved demand outlook, after the IMF raised its global GDP forecasts thanks to a resilient US economy and fiscal support from China.

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Unseasonal inventory plunge has crude oil bulls eyeing upside

Traders have been searching for evidence of market tightness in crude oil for months, wondering when production and export cuts from OPEC and Russia would filter through to visible inventories. Perhaps they just found it.

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January 25, 2024 02:19 AM
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Crude oil outlook boosted by geopolitics and easing demand fears

Crude oil outlook boosted by Middle East conflict while strengthening data reduces demand fears. The US attacks on targeted "Iran-affiliated groups" in Iraq have been condemned as "contributing to a reckless escalation" in the crisis. WTI technical levels to watch include $75 on the downside now.

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January 24, 2024 05:00 PM
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Crude oil analysis: WTI extends rise for fifth day

Crude oil analysis: Macro environment for oil remains bullish as crude oil technical analysis suggest WTI could rise to test the key $75 level. Meanwhile, as bullish momentum is gathering pace, this is making oil less and less appealing for the bears.

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December 19, 2023 06:00 PM
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WTI technical analysis: Crude oil extends recovery on Red Sea attacks

After last week’s hammer candle, today’s upside follow through would appease the bulls. Crude oil prices turned sharply higher after BP paused all Red Sea oil shipments following the rebel attacks. WTI has likely formed a bottom after bouncing from its 200-week average last week.

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WTI analysis: Crude oil seeking a bottom

In this article, we discuss the factors drove the significant drop in prices and explain why further downside could be limited for crude oil. WTI technical analysis suggests $70 is among key support levels to watch

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December 11, 2023 04:20 PM
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Crude oil analysis: WTI sinks further below $70

Crude prices remain on a slippery slope after the OPEC+ failed to impressive with their voluntary output cuts last week. From Thursday’s high point, oil prices have now fallen about 12% so far. On Wednesday, brent dropped below $75 and WTI took out $70, with both contracts falling in excessive 3.5% each on the day.

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December 6, 2023 06:00 PM

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FTSE and crude oil analysis: Will rebound in oil finally lift UK index?

Can rebounding oil prices fuel rally in energy stocks like BP and Shell? FTSE technical analysis hints at potential recovery for UK index. Meanwhile, Brent crude oil rises above 200-day average ahead of OPEC meeting.

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Everything you need to know about the Exxon and Chevron acquisitions

The two largest US oil and gas companies both announced major acquisitions that will increase production while lowering taxable revenue in the near future. Learn more in our rundown of Chevron and Exxon here.

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November 28, 2023 07:05 PM
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Crude oil analysis: WTI off lows as focus turns to OPEC+ meeting

Crude oil analysis: Investors await OPEC+ meeting on Nov 30. We expect rollover of Saudi and Russia cuts, which could help to support prices. WTI needs an interim higher high above $77.60-$78.50 to signal trend reversal after intense selling over the past several weeks.

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November 27, 2023 04:30 PM
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Crude oil outlook remains positive despite drop

Crude oil prices have fallen back at the start of the new week, with Brent shedding over 3% and WTI losing 2.3% at the time of writing. In other words, oil prices haven’t moved further higher despite Israel’s increased military operation in Gaza. But prices could easily bounce back as I will discuss in this article.

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October 30, 2023 04:07 PM
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Crude oil outlook remains bullish despite recent weakness

Crude oil outlook boosted above all by OPEC+ supply cuts/ Supply fears re Middle East could intensify again. Oil prices are demand inelastic, which means downside should be limited from fears about weakening global economy.

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How to trade and invest in nuclear fusion stocks

Nuclear fusion stocks are a growing area of interest as scientific breakthroughs continue to boost the sector. Let’s take a look at how traders can get exposure to the trend.

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October 18, 2023 02:35 PM