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WTI and Brent Crude oil correction less than anticipated. Uptrend seems to be resuming. Can it reach USD100/brl? Natural gas slowly crawling higher closing in on key resistnace levels. Carbon Emission continuing its decline WTI Crude oil correction seems to be over. It didn’t even reach the 0.382 retracement at 87.58 before buyers seem to regain control. WTI is likely to have another go at the strong resistance at around 93.74.If it closes above there is no strong resistance until around 104.80. Minor resistance at around 98.62. Daily RSI is showing positive sentiment and no divergence indicating that a new high above 93.74 is quite likely. IF WTI slides back below 88.20 it could be hit with a sell-off down to test the lower rising trendline,  but a move down to support at around 83.58 could also be seen           Brent Crude oil Shooting star top and reversal candle is still intact but if Brent is closing above 95.96 it will be cancelled.The corre

WTI & Brent Crude Oil – How Will Inflation Impact Prices?

WTI & Brent Crude Oil – How Will Inflation Impact Prices?

Sebastian Bischeri Sebastian Bischeri 15.12.2021 16:37
  Once inflation is set free, it never returns to the previous state. The fight requires fast thinking, but major banks still sit on the fence. On the global economic scene, major central banks still don’t really know which pedal to use - either the one to fight inflation (tapering) or the other one to keep taking their shoot of quantitative easing (money-printing) policies. Inflation, however, is like toothpaste: once you got it out, you can’t get it back in again. So, instead of squeezing the tube too strongly, both the Federal Reserve (Fed) and the European Central Bank (ECB) are likely to maintain an accommodating tone this week, which could eventually benefit the price of black gold. Crude oil prices were looking for a direction to take on Tuesday, after mixed reports emerged, one rather pessimistic on global demand (published by EIA) and the other, more optimistic over sustained demand, from the OPEC group. Indeed, the first report came from the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Tuesday morning. It slightly lowered its forecast of world oil demand for 2021 and 2022, by 100,000 barrels per day on average, mainly to consider the lower use of air fuels due to new restrictions on international travel. The second one, from OPEC, stated on Monday in a more optimistic bias that the cartel has indeed maintained its forecasts for global oil demand in 2021 and 2022. It estimated that the impact of Omicron should be moderate and short-term since the world is becoming better equipped to face new variants and difficulties they may cause. Therefore, while the prospect of possible travel restrictions and new lockdowns worries investors, the American Petroleum Institute (API) reported on Tuesday a drop in commercial crude reserves of 800,000 barrels last week. On the geopolitical scene, growing tensions between Russia and the West over the conflict in Ukraine are contributing to escalating gas prices, given that a third of European gas comes from Russia. WTI Crude Oil (CLF22) Futures (January contract, daily chart, logarithmic scale) Brent Crude Oil (UKOIL) CFD (daily chart, logarithmic scale) Henry Hub Natural Gas (NGF22) Futures (January contract, daily chart, logarithmic scale) In summary, we can witness more volatile markets than usual for the month of December. Even though this could be accentuated by the end-of-year adjustment operations among traders, some uncertainties with central banks’ monetary policies remain and are certainly weighing on the financial markets, especially in the inflationary context. Thus, the week ahead could be an interesting one for both the black gold and the greenback. Like what you’ve read? Subscribe for our daily newsletter today, and you'll get 7 days of FREE access to our premium daily Oil Trading Alerts as well as our other Alerts. Sign up for the free newsletter today! Thank you. Sebastien BischeriOil & Gas Trading Strategist * * * * * The information above represents analyses and opinions of Sebastien Bischeri, & Sunshine Profits' associates only. As such, it may prove wrong and be subject to change without notice. At the time of writing, we base our opinions and analyses on facts and data sourced from respective essays and their authors. Although formed on top of careful research and reputably accurate sources, Sebastien Bischeri and his associates cannot guarantee the reported data's accuracy and thoroughness. The opinions published above neither recommend nor offer any securities transaction. Mr. Bischeri is not a Registered Securities Advisor. By reading Sebastien Bischeri’s reports you fully agree that he will not be held responsible or liable for any decisions you make regarding any information provided in these reports. Investing, trading and speculation in any financial markets may involve high risk of loss. Sebastien Bischeri, Sunshine Profits' employees, affiliates as well as their family members may have a short or long position in any securities, including those mentioned in any of the reports or essays, and may make additional purchases and/or sales of those securities without notice.
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(TSLA) Tesla To Beat A Record!? (NFLX) Netflix Earnings Has Moved The Markets, But Elon Musk's Company Surely Has Something Up Its Slevee!

Walid Koudmani Walid Koudmani 20.04.2022 13:22
Netflix plunged over 20% in the after-hours trading, following the release of Q1 2022 earnings report. Subscriber base shrank by 200,000, marking the first drop in overall users in more than a decade. The drop was led by a loss of 700 thousand subscribers from Russia as the company suspended services in the country and as competition in the streaming sector continues to become more challenging. Read next: (UKOIL) Brent Crude Oil Spikes to Highest Price For April, (NGAS) Natural Gas Hitting Pre-2008 Prices, Cotton Planting Has Begun US indices have been increasingly reactive to this earning season Today, investors will focus on the highly anticipated earnings release form Tesla, which managed to mostly mitigate the impact of supply shortages and rising inflation thus far while expanding its production facilities. While growing concerns relating to covid-19 related lockdowns in China persist, investors will be keeping a close eye on Q1 results along with the company's outlook for the rest of 2022 after Elon Musk attracted additional attention after offering to buy Twitter at a significant premium. US indices have been increasingly reactive to this earning season after many investors have started to look past the initial shock caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict and today could be no exception. Read next: Altcoins' Rally: Solana (SOL) Soars Even More, DOT and SHIBA INU Do The Same! | FXMAG.COM Oil prices attempt to recover after 6% drop Oil is trading higher after prices dropped significantly following the long easter weekend. WTI broke above $103 per barrel while Brent jumped above $108 at the start of today's session but appear to remain constrained in a narrow range for the time being. Traders await today's EIA inventory report which is expected to show a 2.5 million barrel increase after yesterday's API report defied expectations by indicating a 4.5 million barrel drop. While rising demand concerns caused by the increase in covid lockdowns in China continue to pressure the price, the uncertain situation relating to the potential import ban of Russian energy from Europe remains a key topic to watch and may cause noticeable volatility if things were to change suddenly.  
Eurozone PMI Shows Limited Improvement Amid Lingering Contraction Concerns in September

U.S bond Yields vs Gold Futures, Volatility In The Price Of Coffee, Brent Crude Price Falls

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 25.04.2022 16:22
Summary: Coffee futures prices are being affected by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. Brent Crude Oil Prices falling despite ongoing uncertainties with the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Gold futures prices falling as the US bond yields change once again. Coffee futures prices showing volatility. The futures price for coffee has fallen 2.11% since the market opened this morning. The uncertainty of the Russia-Ukraine war with no sign of slowing, has had an adverse effect on the price of coffee futures over the last while, this is represented in the graph below. There are concerns about growth and therefore supply with the Russia-Ukraine conflicts and in addition the poor rainfall in Brazil this year continues to raise concerns about supply, however the demand is also decreasing as a result of the conflicts. This relationship could be causing the volatility in this commodity. Coffee Jul ‘22 Futures Prices Is the Price of Brent Crude Oil Finally Falling? Since the market opened this morning, the price of Brent Crude Oil has fallen by almost 5%. The weakening of the price comes despite the Russia-Ukraine war uncertainties and the post-covid world economy reopening. Occasionally the price of Brent Crude is adversely affected as the US Dollar strengthens, seeing as the Fed increased the U.S yields again for the seventh consecutive week, the US dollar saw more strengthening on the market today, this could be a possible reason for the price fall in Brent Crude. Brent Crude Oil Price Chart   Read next: (XAGUSD) Price of Silver Vs. U.S Yields, Lumber and Corn Futures Dependent on Demand and Supply    Gold prices affected by US Yields once again. This time last week gold futures had hit their high for April, however since the market opened this morning, the price has fallen by 1.96%, and is 5% down from its 18 April high. Normally gold is used as a hedge against inflation, however since the US yields increased again, the opportunity cost of holding gold and not bonds increases, driving the price of gold down further. This commodity is one to watch especially if the Fed continues to be hawkish. Gold Futures Price Chart Sources: Finance.yahoo.com, dailyfx.com, ndtv.com   Read Next: Unexpectedly Gold Price (XAUUSD) Falls, Canada And Chicago - Weather Makes Wheat Futures Fluctuate. The Price Of Palladium - Industrial Activity Is Taking Strain   
Commodities: EU Members Manage To Agree On Price Caps For Russian Oil

Exxon and Chevron Earnings Announcements Has Little Effect on Brent Crude Oil Prices, Bullish Market Sentiment For Cotton and Gold Prices Rise Again

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 29.04.2022 14:42
Summary: Despite the earnings of Chevron and Exxon not meeting expectations, the price of Brent Crude Oil continues to rise. Cotton futures prices rise as farmers begin to hoard. Gold prices on the rise again amidst worrying U.S GDP numbers. Brent Crude Oil price increase continues. The week started off poorly for the Brent Crude Oil stocks, but have since then risen substantially. Despite the earnings report of energy sector giants Chevron and Exxon falling short of investor expectations, the price of Brent Crude Oil still saw price rises over the past 24 hours. The price increase comes with the West continuing to move away from Russia for their oil supplies and therefore the concerns around supply continue. Brent Crude Oil Price Chart Read next: Platinum and Random Length Lumber Futures Prices Falling Whilst Corn Futures Are Showing Bullish Signals.   Cotton futures may continue to be bullish. The Price of cotton futures continues to rise amidst China's lockdowns as concerns about crop planting and adverse weather conditions rise. With China being one of the major suppliers of cotton worldwide and therefore future supply concerns pushing the price up, as well as farmers hoarding their cotton in hopes the future prices will increase the commodity prices are likely to continue this bullish trend. Cotton Futures Jul ‘22 Price Chart Gold Futures on the rise again. Gold Futures rose on Friday as worrying U.S economic data sent investors seeking the gold safe-haven investment. US GDP came out as disappointing, meaning that pressure could be taken off the Fed to continue on its hawkish monetary pursuit, begging the question of whether fighting the inflation is worth dragging the economy into a recession. Gold Futures Price Chart Read next: Natural GAS (NGAS) and RBOB Gasoline’s (RB) May Futures Expected To Increase Further In 2022. Copper (HG) Prices Also Forecasted To Increase.   Sources: Finance.yahoo.com, economictimes.indiatimes.com 
Russia's Active Production Cuts Could Be Grounds For A Bullish Shock

Brent Crude Oil Price Continues To Dive, Silver Struggling To Hold Its Price Position & Corn Prices Soaring.

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 03.05.2022 14:58
Summary: Brent crude oil faces production problems around the world. Silver prices have been driven down by the US Dollar rally. Corn Futures are expected to remain elevated. Brent Crude Oil prices heavily affected by China's lockdowns. Over the past week we have seen the price of Brent Crude Oil fell amidst the lockdowns in China. The effect the lockdowns have had on the macro economy have been big, this price fall comes despite the warnings of production problems. There is currently a production problem with crude oil worldwide. April saw Russia’s production fall by almost 1 million barrels. The problems in the supply chains, the war and the lockdowns in China are all causing huge market volatility. Brent Crude Oil Price Chart   Read next: Gold (XAUUSD) Prices Fall As U.S Yields Rise, Wheat Prices Facing Pressure, Palladium Prices In Recovery! - Commodities Today.   Silver Prices struggling to fight against the current US Dollar rally. After seeing a dip in price on Monday, the price of silver futures seem to be somewhat recovering. One of the dominant drivers of the silver price is investor demand, seeing as it is considered a safe-haven asset that is mainly used by manufacturers of goods. The US Dollar continued to rally this past week, which is increasing the opportunity cost of holding silver, driving demand and prices down. Silver Futures Price Chart Corn Future Prices expected to stay elevated. The price of corn futures saw large increases earlier this week, this comes as a result of the poor harvest in Latin America for this season, and war in the Ukraine putting pressure on supply chains and supply. Corn is up by 37% year-to-date. The prices are expected to stay elevated for some time to come. Corn Futures Price Chart   Read next: Exxon and Chevron Earnings Announcements Has Little Effect on Brent Crude Oil Prices, Bullish Market Sentiment For Cotton and Gold Prices Rise Again    Sources: finance.yahoo.com
The Commodities Feed: First US crude draw this year

WTI Crude Oil Prices Soaring Today Amidst The EU Announcing Their Plans To Ban Russian Oil Imports.

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 04.05.2022 13:11
Summary: Major concerns around supply of oil. EU to cut demand for all Russian energy imports within a year. Read next: (HOOD) Can Robinhood Recover From Their Q1 Earnings Announcement ?!  Crude Oil Prices Continue To Surge. The ongoing lockdown in China caused the prices of crude oil to fall, the fall comes despite the production issues around oil. The concerns about supply of oil have become much more serious, according to the International Energy Agency, crude oil demand is meant to increase this year, this outlook remains even taking into account the reduction in demand as a result of the extended lockdowns in China. The concerns around supply have outweighed the fall early this week, especially after the EU’s intentions to stop imports of Crude Oil from Russia within 6 months, and all energy within 1 year. European Union’s plans to ban Russian Crude Oil Imports. The European Union announced their plans to ban imports for Russian crude oil within the next 6 months, the announcement pushed the price of WTI crude oil up by almost 4%. This move comes in an attempt to cut off Russia from the EU and by doing so, starve their economic reserves which are currently funding Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine. WTI Crude Oil Futures Price Chart. Read next: (TWTR) Twitter Share Price Down After Musk Takeover Gets Approved.  Sources: finance.yahoo.com, barrons.com
Corn Prices Recorded Their Biggest Weekly Gain, Gold Demand In India May Suffer A Temporary Setback

Saudi Arabia Hike Brent Crude Oil Prices, Demand For Safe-haven Assets Is Supporting Silver Prices, Corn Prices At 8 Week Lows

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 06.06.2022 13:12
Summary: Saudi Arabia hiked their crude oil prices for July. Hopes of higher corn supplies thanks to hopeful USDA reports and easing trade restrictions between the major producers. Increased demand for Silver as a safe-haven asset drives the prices up. Read next: Saudi Arabia Indicates Plans To Increase Their Oil Output (EUR/USD), ECB Plans To Start Tightening Monetary Policy Still Set For July (EUR/GBP), (USD/JPY, USD/CHF)  Brent Crude oil prices surge as Saudi Arabia Increase prices On Monday Saudi Arabia hiked their crude oil prices for July, driving the price of Brent crude oil up to almost $121 per barrel. This move tightened global supplies even after OPEC+ agreed to increase its output at a faster pace in the coming months. The premium for the barrels heading to the U.S remained steady, whilst the premiums for the barrels heading for Asia and Northwest European countries were raised by Saudi Arabia. Despite OPEC+ promises to increase its output by 50% than previously planned, there are still doubts around whether or not they can meet the demand as member countries are struggling to meet the demand. The price rise and the demand and supply concerns are happening in the peak of the U.S driving season and increased demand as China comes out of its Covid-19 lockdowns, and their economy starts again. Brent Crude Oil Futures Price Chart Silver prices rise again The price of silver reached the highest in a month, this comes in the wake of increased demand for the safe-haven asset. The increased demand is being caused by continuing geopolitical tensions, inflation and persistent concerns around slowing global growth. Silver Jul ‘22 Price Chart Corn prices low Corn futures are trading at eight week lows on Monday amidst strong hopes of higher supplies thanks to hopeful USDA reports and easing trade restrictions between the major producers. With planting progress strong and expectations for exports to resume from the Ukraine, prices are dropping. In addition, Brazil and Beijing came to a conclusion regarding beginning exports from Brazil to China. Corn Dec ‘22 Futures Price Chart Sources: finance.yahoo.com, tradingeconomics.com
India's RBI Keeps Repo Rate Unchanged Amid Tomato-Driven Inflation Surge

Brent Crude Oil Prices, Silver Prices Hit Lowest Price In Four Weeks, Corn Prices Rise Amid Supply Concerns

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 13.06.2022 12:48
Summary: Rising covid cases in China and 40-year high US Inflation. The global economic outlook remains dim due to the rising borrowing costs, the war in Ukraine, high commodity prices and ongoing supply disruptions. Failed talks between Russia and Ukraine puts corn supplies under pressure. Read next: (XAUUSD) Gold Prices Falling In The Run-Up To US Inflation Data Release, NGAS Prices Fall But Remain Elevated, Coffee Prices  Brent Crude prices fall for third session Brent crude oil futures prices have fallen on Monday for their third session as investors have been monitoring the covid situation in China and have remained concerned that rising inflation may hinder growth and negatively impact the demand for oil. Major cities in China are fighting rising covid-19 cases with officials warning of “ferocious” Covid spread in Beijing. In addition, U.S inflation hit a 40-year high of 8.6% last month, which increases the likelihood of more aggressive interest rate hikes from the FED. On Saturday US Fuel prices went above $5 per gallon, extending the surge in fuel costs that is driving rising inflation. Goldman Sachs indicated on Friday that energy prices needed to increase further before achieving a destruction in demand that is sufficient for market rebalancing. Brent Crude Oil Price Chart Silver prices reaches its lowest level in 4 weeks Investors' worries around the global economic outlook and a more hawkish attitude from the Federal Reserve have been strengthening, pushing silver prices down to its lowest level in four weeks. The global economic outlook remains dim due to the rising borrowing costs, the war in Ukraine, high commodity prices and ongoing supply disruptions. The Fed is due to continue tightening its monetary policy during the coming week after US inflation reached 41-year highs during May, in addition the ECB and RBA have also chosen a more hawkish path as inflation shows no signs of peaking. Silver Jul ‘22 Futures Price Chart Corn Prices rising amidst concerns around supply. Corn prices reached nearly eight week highs in the wake of new concerns around grain supplies. Talks failed between two of the major corn suppliers, Russia and the Ukraine around the resuming of Ukrainian exports despite the Turkish efforts to negotiate a safe passage for grain stuck at the Black Sea Ports. Russian President Putin said free shipment depended on an end to sanctions on Russia. Corn Dec ‘22 Futures Price Chart Sources: finance.yahoo.com, tradingeconomics.com
Gold Has A Chance For The Rejection Of The Support

Rising Interest Rates Are Inhibiting The Demand For Gold And Silver, Concerns Around A Recession Are Driving Brent Crude Oil Prices Down

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 24.06.2022 12:25
Summary: Aggressive central banks inhibiting metal demand. Fears of a slowing economy are sending brent crude oil into its second consecutive week of declines. Read next: Demand Is Decreasing For Platinum, RBOB Gasoline, Supply Concerns Around Wheat Are Easing  Demand for gold declining as interest rates rise Gold futures declined on Friday and were set to decline for their second consecutive week in the wake of stronger expectations that major central banks will continue to raise interest rates aggressively in an attempt to control inflation, which subdued the demand for metals. The Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell reiterates that his commitment to fighting 40-year high inflation is ‘unconditional.’ Gold is usually viewed as a hedge against inflation and as a safe-haven asset during times of economic crisis, however as interest rates rise, so too does the opportunity cost of holding gold. Gold Aug ‘22 Futures Price Chart Brent Crude Oil facing second consecutive week of declines Brent Crude is on track to decline for the second straight week on Friday in the wake of concerns around aggressive monetary policy tightening and the effects it will have on the global economy and the demand for oil. US manufacturing and services PMIs released on Thursday came in well below expectations which increased fears of a slowing US economy. In addition, investors are remaining cautious amidst signs that global crude oil and fuel supply remains tight. Brent Crude Oil Futures Price Chart Silver prices on the decling As the Federal Reserve and other major central banks continue to rise interest rates in an attempt to tackle rising inflation and risking a global recession, the price of silver is falling. Silver is usually viewed as a hedge against inflation and as a safe-haven asset during times of economic crisis, however as interest rates rise, so too does the opportunity cost of holding silver. Silver Jul ‘22 Price Chart Sources: finance.yahoo.com, tradingeconomics.com
Corn Prices Recorded Their Biggest Weekly Gain, Gold Demand In India May Suffer A Temporary Setback

G7 Leaders Discussed A Price Cap On Russian Brent Crude Oil, China Eases Covid-19 Restrictions, Corn Prices Are Trading At 2 Week Lows

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 27.06.2022 12:50
Summary: G7 leaders discussed a price cap on Russian oil. Fears of a recession eased in the wake of China’s easing of lockdown restrictions and testing measures. Recession prospects weighing on demand for corn. Read next: Rising Interest Rates Are Inhibiting The Demand For Gold And Silver, Concerns Around A Recession Are Driving Brent Crude Oil Prices Down  Prospects of tighter supply of Brent Crude oil weighed on markets Brent Crude prices are sitting at around $113 on Monday as recession fears put downward pressure on Brent prices. In addition, traders are monitoring any news from the G7 summit which is taking place in Germany ahead of talks between the US and Iran to revive the nuclear deal made in 2015. G7 leaders discussed a price cap on Russian oil, which will work through the imposition of restrictions on both shipping and insurance and allowing only the transportation of Russian crude and petroleum products that are sold below an agreed threshold. However, the thought of even more supply tightness weighed on the market, with the G7 leaders still determined to find ways to cut Russia's war against Ukraine Funding. Brent Crude Oil Price Chart Silver prices bounce back Silver prices bounced back somewhat on Monday as fears of a recession eased in the wake of China’s easing of lockdown restrictions and testing measures. However, silver prices remain under threat from further monetary policy tightening, with both the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank (ECB) expected to raise interest rates further. Silver Jul ‘22 Futures Prices Corn Prices at 2 week lows Corn is trading at 2 week lows on Monday, as favourable weather and weaker demand prospects weighed on prices, temporarily turning the attention away from war disruptions at Black Sea Ports. Fears of demand come from recession prospects. Corn Dec ‘22 Futures Price Chart Sources: tradingeconomics.com, finance.yahoo.com
US and European Equity Futures Mixed Amid Economic Concerns and Yield Surge

Recession Fears Are Affecting Brent Crude Prices, Silver Price vs A Hawkish Federal Reserve, Corn At 8-Week Highs

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 11.07.2022 16:00
Summary: Fears of a global recession are expected to dampen energy demand. Aggressive Fed prospects driving silver demand down. Hot weather conditions affecting corn growing prospects. Read next: Aggressive Fed Increases The Opportunity Cost OF Holding Silver, WTI Crude Oil Prices, Corn: Traders Weigh Weak Demand & Tight Supply  Concerns around demand driving Brent Crude Oil Prices down Brent Crude Oil futures fell during Monday trading after posting a loss last week in volatile trading in the wake of fears around a global recession and new COVID 19 virus restrictions in China, both of which outweighed fears around supply. Fears of a global recession are expected to dampen energy demand and continue to rule over market sentiment as major central banks continue to fight inflation through aggressive monetary policy interest rate hikes. In addition, a new omicron variant of COVID-19 has been discovered in Shanghai and has heightened fears of further restrictions. At the same time, market participants remain unsure about the western nations plans to cap Russian oil prices as Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that further sanctions could lead to "catastrophic" consequences within the global energy market. Brent Crude Oil Futures Price Chart Silver prices hover around $20 per ounce Silver prices are still sitting around the $20 per ounce mark, a level that has not been seen since July 2020. The price drop comes in the wake of stronger bets of a more aggressive Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in an attempt to reign in sky-high inflation. Silver is normally used as a hedge against inflation, however as treasury yields rise, the opportunity cost of holding silver rises. Silver Sep ‘22 Futures Price Chart Corn futures rose to 8-week highs Corn Futures have risen on Monday to 8-week highs and not far from the 10 year high hit in April. The price rose in the wake of concerns around tighter supplies amid an already short supply market that has been caused by the Russia-Ukraine war. Hot weather conditions in the US and European growing belt have nullified the price drop during the last trading week. At the same time, Chinese import demand also increased. Corn Dec ‘22 Futures Price Chart Sources: finance.yahoo.com, tradingeconomics.com
Crude Oil Ended Higher | Initial Jobless Claims Rose Marginally

UK Oil Benchmark Fell 5%, Price Of Silver Reaching July 2020 Lows, Corn Commodities

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 18.07.2022 16:31
Summary: Corn commodities and the agricultural market. OPEC+ and Saudi ministers. Aggressive Fed driving silver demand down Brent Crude Oil prices Investors are trying to deal with tighter supplies as risk appetite has seemingly returned to the markets, driving the price of Brent crude up. Ministers in Saudi Arabia insisted that future policy decisions would be made in accordance with the August 3rd OPEC+ meeting and with keeping market dynamics in mind. In addition, Libya indicated their oil ports and fields will begin functioning again and electricity output will increase after months of outages. Diesel and Gasoline demand fell during the first half of July in India due to seasonal rainfalls. The UK oil benchmark fell 5% and has been on the decline since the middle of June due to growing recession concerns. Brent Crude Oil Futures Price Chart Silver affected by aggressive monetary policy tightening Silver prices have been falling to their lowest level since July 2020 amidst concerns around demand in China and an aggressive monetary policy tightening Federal Reserve who are committed to fighting sky-high inflation. The reiteration from the Fed around their determination to control sky-high inflation has expectations for a July interest rate hike set at 75 basis points. Silver Sep ‘22 Futures Price Chart Corn Commodities falling to 5 week lows Corn commodities have been extending their decline to almost 5 week lows tracking a broader decline within the agricultural commodity market. Corn production forecasts for the 2022/2023 years were revised upwards by 45 million bushels in the United States due to greater harvesting and planting areas. Corn Dec ‘22 Futures Price Chart Sources: finance.yahoo.com, tradingeconomics.com
Corn Prices Recorded Their Biggest Weekly Gain, Gold Demand In India May Suffer A Temporary Setback

Commodities: Poor Corn Crop Supporting Prices, Brent Crude Prices, Silver Prices Rising

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 01.08.2022 14:46
Summary: OPEC+ meeting on Wednesday. Corn crop health is poor. Silver prices are rising. Read next: Altcoins: Harmony (ONE) - What Is It? - A Deeper Look Into the Harmony (ONE) Platform  Brent Crude Oil prices After dropping for two consecutive months, Brent crude futures dipped around $103 per barrel on Monday as a deteriorating forecast for global demand overcame indications of continued supply constraints. The world's top oil importer, China, surprisingly experienced a decline in factory activity in July as a result of Covid-19 flare-ups and a dimming global outlook, according to official data released over the weekend. The US economy contracted for the second consecutive quarter, according to data released last week. Rising inflation and additional monetary tightening are projected to keep growth in check. Libya's oil minister, Mohamed Oun, told Bloomberg that after a string of interruptions, the nation's production had returned to normal at 1.2 million barrels per day. Markets are now anticipating the OPEC+ meeting on Wednesday, where it is anticipated that it will maintain its policy of moderate supply increases in the face of capacity limitations and underinvestment in oil fields, maintaining the tight global supply. Brent Crude Oil Futures Price Chart Poor corn crop health After the USDA's weekly report revealed poor crop health amid heatwaves in the Midwest and plains, corn futures increased to a 1-week high of almost $6 per bushel. The agency gave the U.S. maize crop a satisfactory to exceptional condition rating of 61%, far below than experts' expectations and down from 64% a week earlier. The crop that will be harvested in September is likely to suffer from the hot, dry weather that was present during key corn pollination. However, despite higher supply predictions from the USDA for 2022–2023 and negative demand prospects brought on by rising recession fears, corn is still close to its 8-month low of $5.9 set on July 5th. Corn Dec ‘22 Futures Price Chart Silver prices rising Following other precious metals, silver prices increased above $20 per ounce after the Federal Reserve continued its tightening course with a 75 basis point increase in interest rates at its July meeting. The action increased the momentum of major central banks' tightening policies since inflation in the biggest economies in the world has not yet peaked. The ECB increased policy rates by 50 basis points, which was more than predicted, and the BoE is likely to do the same thing the following week. Prices are still very close to the $18.1 two-year low that was reached earlier this month as worries about an economic downturn drove investors to the US dollar. Silver Sep ‘22 Futures Price Chart Sources: tradingeconomics.com, finance.yahoo.com
US and European Equity Futures Mixed Amid Economic Concerns and Yield Surge

Brent Crude Oil Price Falls With Demand Prospects, Poor Corn Crop Health In the Midwest, Silver Futures

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 08.08.2022 19:42
Summary: China’s oil purchases are down 9.5% compared to a year ago. Poor Corn Crop health in the wake of extreme weather conditions. Fed continuing to stress the importance of keeping inflation low. Read next: 5 Cryptocurrencies To Keep A Watch On: DYDX (dydx), IOTA (MIOTA), Fusion (FSN), Komodo (KMD), OKB (OKEx)  Brent Crude Oil prices dropping as demand prospects fall Amid a dimming demand picture, Brent crude futures were trading around the $94 per barrel level. Refiners lowered inventories amidst a slower-than-anticipated demand rebound, according to data released over the weekend, which revealed that China, the biggest crude importer in the world, purchased 9.5% less oil in July than a year earlier. Last week's US government results were followed by weak Chinese data that indicated rising US crude stocks and falling gasoline consumption. Nevertheless, encouraging US labor and Chinese export statistics reduced some worries about a world recession that would sap demand. Brent Crude Futures Price Chart Corn prices close to 8-month lows After the USDA's weekly report revealed poor crop health amid heatwaves in the Midwest and plains, corn futures increased to a 1-week high of almost $6 per bushel. The agency gave the U.S. maize crop a satisfactory to exceptional condition rating of 61%, far below than experts' expectations and down from 64% a week earlier. The crop that will be harvested in September is likely to suffer from the hot, dry weather that was present during key corn pollination. Corn prices, however, are still close to an 8-month low of $5.9 set on July 5th due to USDA predictions for greater supplies in 2022–2023 and negative demand outlook brought on by escalating recession fears. Corn Dec ‘22 Futures Price Chart Silver prices remain subdued Ahead of this week's US inflation reading, silver futures remained steady at the $20.1 per ounce level, following other bullion to move slightly higher with a decline in risk sentiment. Even still, prices stayed below the $20.3 one-month high set earlier in the month as hawkish views for the Fed increased in the wake of numerous policymakers stressing the importance of bringing inflation down. More than twice as many jobs were added in the US economy in July as analysts had predicted, and the unemployment rate surprisingly crept down to 3.5%. The data caused markets to speculate that the Fed will raise rates by 75 basis points for the third time in a row at its upcoming meeting, which attracted investors to the US dollar and away from bullion. Silver Sep ‘22 Futures Price Chart Sources: finance.yahoo.com, tradingeconomics.com
Corn Prices Recorded Their Biggest Weekly Gain, Gold Demand In India May Suffer A Temporary Setback

Brent Crude Oil Futures Prices Dropping, Silver Futures Falling, Poor Corn Crop Health Driving Prices

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 15.08.2022 17:33
Summary: Brent futures prices falling. Dovish fed may be improbable. Corn crop health looks dim. Brent Crude Oil consumption outlook dampened On Monday, Brent oil futures dropped another 5% to roughly $93 per barrel, closing in on February lows of $91 reached earlier this year as worries about a protracted recession impacted on the outlook for energy consumption. China, the world's largest oil importer, saw industrial production growth fall short of forecasts, indicating a slow rebound from the stringent Covid lockdowns at the end of the second quarter. The OPEC anticipated a fall in oil consumption and an increase in oil production, which disputed the opposite views from the IEA citing gas-to-oil switching for power generation. The state-run IRNA reported that Iran could accept the EU's offer to renew the Iranian nuclear deal, giving rise to hopes for more shipments from Iran in the meantime. Brent Crude Oil Futures Price Chart Silver Futures falling despite indications of slowing inflation A strengthening dollar scared investors away from the non-yielding commodity, and silver futures slid from a peak of approximately $20.9 to a low of around $20 per ounce. Despite indications that inflation was slowing, the Federal Reserve's aggressive tightening agenda was still backed by the markets. Last week, a number of Fed policymakers noted that a dovish flip is improbable. For hints about the central bank's rate path, other speeches this week and the FOMC minutes release due on Wednesday are now widely anticipated. Silver Sep ‘22 Futures Price Chart Poor Corn crop health driving prices After the USDA's weekly report revealed poor crop health amid heatwaves in the Midwest and plains, corn futures increased to a 1-week high of almost $6 per bushel. The agency gave the U.S. maize crop a good to exceptional condition rating of 61%, significantly lower than experts' expectations and a drop from the previous week's rating of 64%. The crop that will be harvested in September is likely to suffer from the hot, dry weather that was present during key corn pollination. However, despite higher supply predictions from the USDA for 2022–2023 and negative demand prospects brought on by rising recession fears, corn is still close to its 8-month low of $5.9 set on July 5th. Corn Dec ‘22 Futures Price Chart Sources: finance.yahoo.com, tradingeconomics.com
OPEC+ Meeting: Saudi Arabia Implements Deeper Voluntary Cuts to Boost Oil Prices

Commodities Prices Are Falling Due To Global Economic Slowdown Concerns: Brent Crude Oil, Silver Futures, Corn Futures

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 22.08.2022 13:54
Summary: Brent crude extends previous weeks losses. Investors favour the US Dollar. Corn crop is suffering. Brent Crude Oil extends losses In response to US President Joe Biden's talks with European allies about restarting the 2015 nuclear deal, Brent crude futures dipped below $96 per barrel on Monday, extending losses from the previous week. According to Bloomberg, Biden discussed "ongoing negotiations" toward a nuclear accord with the heads of France, Germany, and the UK on Sunday, as well as "the need to strengthen support for partners in the Middle East region." Since June, the price of oil and other commodities has also fallen due to growing concerns about a slowdown in the world economy. Major central banks are doing this by aggressively raising interest rates to stifle the inflation that is out of control. The Sichuan province extended industrial power cuts and activated its highest emergency response on Sunday to address electricity shortages, endangering regional manufacturing output while top importer China continues to be beset by economic problems. Brent Crude Futures Price Chart Silver futures extend losses Silver futures dropped to the $19.1 per ounce level, on track to end the week 8% lower, and extended previous losses to a three-week low as investors favored the US dollar over non-interest-bearing bullion assets due to the Federal Reserve's promise to fight inflation. In light of the potential for further inflation in the US economy, St. Louis Fed President Bullard stated that he is considering raising interest rates by 75 basis points for a third time in a row. According to the minutes of the July FOMC meeting, the Fed will stop providing forward guidance and base its decisions solely on the most recent data. Policymakers also concurred that interest rates must continue to rise until they reach a restrictive monetary setting as opposed to the current neutral level. Silver Sep ‘22 Futures Price Chart Corn crop quality deteriorating After the USDA's weekly report revealed that the crop's quality was deteriorating amid heatwaves in the Midwest and plains, corn futures increased to a 1-week high. The agency gave the U.S. maize crop a good to exceptional condition rating of 61%, significantly lower than experts' expectations and a drop from the previous week's rating of 64%. The crop that will be harvested in September is likely to suffer from the hot, dry weather that was present during key corn pollination. However, despite USDA predictions for increased supplies in 2022–2023 and negative demand outlook brought on by rising recession fears, corn prices are still close to an 8-month low reached on July 5. Corn Dec ‘22 Futures Price Chart Sources: finance.yahoo.com, tradingeconomics.com
USD Stable as Oil Prices Rebound Ahead of US CPI Report Release

USD Stable as Oil Prices Rebound Ahead of US CPI Report Release

FXMAG Team FXMAG Team 14.09.2023 09:57
USD: Oil price rebound continues ahead of US CPI report release The main foreign exchange rates have remained stable during the Asian trading session with USD/CNY continuing to trade just below the 7.3000-level and USD/JPY at just below 147.50. The verbal intervention from domestic policymakers in China and Japan to support their currencies has at least helped to stable their currencies close to recent lows although is unlikely to trigger a more sustained reversal of US dollar strength on its own. Market attention will shift back to the global inflation outlook today when the latest US CPI report for August will be released. The recent rebound in the price of oil and gasoline has continued at the start of this week which if sustained would create a more challenging backdrop for central banks next year in their ongoing efforts to bring inflation back down to their targets. The price of Brent crude oil rose further above USD92/barrel overnight extending its advance since the low last month to almost 13% and to almost 30% since the low from back in June. The latest data published by OPEC showed that global markets face a supply shortfall of more than 3 million barrels a day in Q4. If realized it could be the biggest inventory drawdown since at least 2007 according to Bloomberg. OPEC’s 13 members have pumped an average of 27.4 million barrels per day so far this quarter or roughly 1.8 million less than it believes consumers needed. This gap between OPEC supply and demand is expected to almost double in Q4 when it estimates it will need to provide 30.7 million barrels a day to satisfy demand. Saudi Arabia’s recent decision to extend production cuts until the end of this year means that OPEC supply is expected to remain stable. The developments are encouraging speculation that the price of oil could rise back above USD100/barrel by the end of this year. A negative development for global consumers and would limit room for central banks to reverse policy tightening in the year ahead.    
USD/JPY Climbs to Multi-Year High as BOJ Stands Firm on Policy

A Week of Central Bank Meetings and Currency Moves: FX Daily Insights

ING Economics ING Economics 18.09.2023 09:33
FX Daily: Up and down - a big week for policy rates and currencies There are a plethora of central bank policy rate meetings this week across the developed and emerging market economies. Rates could be raised as much as 500bp in Turkey, cut 50bp in Brazil, raised 25bp in four G10 economies, and left unchanged in the US. Our baseline assumes that the dollar holds onto its strength through the week.   USD: Dollar looks likely to hold gains It is a big week for policy rate meetings, with six of the G10 central banks in action. Setting the tone for global markets will be Wednesday's FOMC meeting. Here, our team sees a resolutely hawkish Federal Reserve, where despite unchanged rates the Fed, through its statement and dot plots, will hold out the possibility of one further hike to the 5.50-5.75% range later this year.  Even though we should see 25bp rate hikes across four European central banks through the week - see below - we doubt the dollar has to lose much ground - if any. The prospect of a prolonged period of unchanged rates is depressing US interest rates and cross-market volatility and leaving carry trade strategies very much en vogue. This - plus Brent trading close to $95/bbl - is keeping the likes of USD/JPY bid and few expect any substantial move in Bank of Japan policy this Friday. If there is to be a further move from Japan - it will likely come in late October when new economic forecasts are released. It is also a big week for policy rate meetings in emerging markets. In EMEA, the highlight will be whether the Central Bank of Turkey delivers another large hike on Thursday (+500bp expected) in a continuing return to policy orthodoxy, while Brazil should cut rates another 50bp in line with recent guidance. Given the strong interest in the carry trade this year, both the Turkish lira and Brazilian real could stay supported despite these diverging rate stories.  Elsewhere, Asia sees several rate meetings this week, but change is expected in neither China's Loan Prime Rates nor policy rates elsewhere in the region. DXY remains relatively strong and there does not seem a case for a decisive turn lower this week - unless we are all surprised by the Fed. There is a strong band of resistance in the 105.40/80 area, which may well cap this week. But equally, DXY should continue to find decent demand below 105.00. 
WTI and Brent Crude Oil Corrections Show Signs of Reversal, Potential Path to $100/brl

WTI and Brent Crude Oil Corrections Show Signs of Reversal, Potential Path to $100/brl

Saxo Bank Saxo Bank 27.09.2023 14:45
WTI and Brent Crude oil correction less than anticipated. Uptrend seems to be resuming. Can it reach USD100/brl? Natural gas slowly crawling higher closing in on key resistnace levels. Carbon Emission continuing its decline WTI Crude oil correction seems to be over. It didn’t even reach the 0.382 retracement at 87.58 before buyers seem to regain control. WTI is likely to have another go at the strong resistance at around 93.74.If it closes above there is no strong resistance until around 104.80. Minor resistance at around 98.62. Daily RSI is showing positive sentiment and no divergence indicating that a new high above 93.74 is quite likely. IF WTI slides back below 88.20 it could be hit with a sell-off down to test the lower rising trendline,  but a move down to support at around 83.58 could also be seen           Brent Crude oil Shooting star top and reversal candle is still intact but if Brent is closing above 95.96 it will be cancelled.The correction seems to have been cut short and the uptrend seems to be resuming.A bullish move to the strong resistance around 98.57-99.56 is in the cards. A break above that resistance level could fuel another rally to 105.48 If buyers cannot push Brent above 95.96 followed by a slide below 91.80 a correction down to test the lower falling trendline is likely. Possibly even down to t88.19-87.31       Henry Hub gas has found a solid base around 2.48 and is once again close to be testing key strong resistance at around 3.00.A close above could initiate a rally higher towards 3.60-3.70 level. RSI is showing positive sentiment supporting th4e bullish scenario of higher Gas prices   Dutch TTF gas is in an uptrend testing August peak at around 44.80. It is not a strong resistance and if broken Dutch gas is likely to move higher to 50.30-54.45 Positive sentiment on the RSI is supporting the bullish gas scenario. For Dutch gas to reverse its uptrend a close below 30.50 is needed     Carbon Emissions contract is trading in a falling trend channel. The Futures contract is trading below all Moving Averages; 55, 100 and 200 and RSI is showing negative sentiment which underline the bearish picture. Emissions could drop to the support area at around 78-77. For Carbon Emissions to reverse to bullish trend a close above 90.45 is needed. A close above 86.15 could be first indication of that scenario to play out      

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