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European Open: Sentiment falters ahead of the open
US futures and Asian indices partially handed back some of yesterday’s gains and oil touched a 1-month low as yesterday’s optimism shows early signs of petering out.
The global energy crisis - when will it abate and what does it mean for oil?
As economies recovered from the pandemic hit, soaring demand, combined with a supply crunch sent energy markets reeling. Oil and gas prices surged to multi-year highs before falling. Will the energy crisis ease in 2022? And what will this mean for oil prices?
SP500 - a dead cat bounce or the start of a stronger recovery?
A synchronised "risk-on" move across multiple asset classes overnight, including the S&P500 and oil, based on optimism that Russia and Ukraine may find a diplomatic solution to end the bitter war and that OPEC+ will increase oil supply.
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US open: Stocks steady as US plans to announce Russian oil restrictions
US stocks point to a steady start as the White House prepares to announce a ban on Russian oil and as US companies continue the exodus from Russia.
Two trades to watch: Oil, EUR/USD
Oil sees heightened volatility on Russia-Ukraine fears. EUR/USD extends losses amid risk off trade and ahead of ECB Lagarde.
European Open: EUR/CHF set to buck its trend?
EUR/CHF appears poised for a countertrend bounce, having displayed a momentum shift at key support levels.
European Open: Futures open higher, WTI back above $79
WTI managed to trade back above $79 during quiet trade overnight, and price action suggests bulls are trying to carve out a swing low.
Asian Open: Markets rally heading into the close
Slightly higher consumer confidence and upwardly revised growth in the US was enough to put another spring into bullish steps on Wall Street, ahead of the holidays.
Asian Open: UK logs first known Omicron death
The United Kingdom has recorded the first known Omicron-related death, as the World Health Organisation warns that variant could pose as a global risk.
European Open: UK data dump, US CPI and consumer data up next
After a lull in the calendar we have several data sets to complete the week, with US inflation being the main event.
Risk-off returns as Moderna CEO makes glum prediction
An article in the Financial Times triggered a fresh round of selling before the European open, as Moderna’s CEO predicts vaccines will be less effective.
Asian Open: Traders brace for more turbulence due to Omicron outbreak
To say markets were volatile on Friday would be quite an understatement. So today is about whether the selling will continue, or whether volatility will pause for breath.
Intraday Levels for the WTI Crude Futures Contract
Volatility for crude oil has increased since it met resistance at $85, but we think a swing low has now been set just below $80 over the near-term.
European Open: FTSE at Post-Pandemic High, Key Reversal for Oil?
The FTSE posted a solid close yesterday and keeps a long-term reversal in play, whilst oil prices saw sharp reversal at key resistance levels following strong inflation data.
Oil eases below $80, bull trend remains
Oil slips below $80 on slowing growth concerns, bullish trend remains intact for now.
Volatile day for crude and Canadian dollar
Crude oil and crude-related assets like the Canadian dollar have had a volatile session. Oil prices were initially higher today and were on course to […]
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Crude oil bottom in sight?
Both oil contracts ended lower last week with Brent falling for a third time and WTI snapping a two-week winning streak. Prices extended their declines […]
WTI drops to fresh 6-year low as crude stocks increase unexpectedly
The price of US oil has fallen to a fresh six-year low today. Last night, hopes were raised that WTI may form a base of […]