Oil, Metals, Soft Commodities

Oil, Metals, Soft Commodities

Gold Testing Major Support Level

For the last 2 years, Gold has been bouncing in a range between $1700 and $2070 and is currently testing the major support level around $1700 as seen below. The price has used the yellow highlighted as an area for support zone and a rejection zone. Over the last 2 years clear rejections have occurred every time the price has reached around $...

September 16, 2022
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Oil Price tumbles to 7 month lows as recession fears grow

Brent Crude and West Texas Intermediate Oil both fell to their lowest levels since January as fresh recession fears swept the market. Brent dropped to $87 a barrel and WTI to $81. The prices dropped following OPEC’s decision to cut the production by 100,000 barrels a day of supply from  October.   In recent months with the Russian and...

September 8, 2022
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Will gold hold its support or will the USD push it below $1660

Will gold hold its support or will the USD push it below $1660 Gold has dumped again after recession fears and a strong US dollar continue to grip the market. With Gold priced in US dollars it means that when the USD is strong the price of gold and other commodities is reduced. In recent days, following on from Jackson Hole the price has slum...

September 1, 2022
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Is the price of wheat ready to bounce?

  The price of wheat is finally starting to show positive signs after an aggressive sell off that has been ongoing since May 2022. There is hope that the price of the commodity may begin to climb again with the price finally finding some support.  The price has been impacted by growing fears that production may slip may increasing volatili...

August 30, 2022
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Oil continues its sell-off as it drops after weaker Chinese and US economic figures

Oil has continued its tumble from its March 2022 high of $131 per barrel down to $82 a barrel. The drop has been in response to weak economic figures from China and the USA which has added to the recessionary anxiety gripping the market. Furthermore, as Iran edges closer to a nuclear deal, the removal of economic sanctions on the country may be ...

August 16, 2022
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Oil Companies Record Profits in question

In a time when you consumers could potentially be feeling domestic budgets tighten up, by the result of surging high inflation and rise in prices of commodities, you would be forgiven to be receiving the news that some of the biggest oil companies in the world, have acquired record profits with some skepticism, you would even question if these ...

August 9, 2022
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ExxonMobil exceeds analyst estimates for Q2 – the stock gains

ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM) reported its second quarter financial results before the opening bell on Wall Street on Friday. The oil and gas giant topped Wall Street expectations for the second quarter of 2022. The company reported revenue of $115.681 billion vs. $111.302 billion expected. Earnings per share reported at $4.14 per share vs....

August 1, 2022
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Oil dips to the bottom of its range as recession fears hit the market.

Oil has seen its first real slip up in price since March. The commodity had been running on the back of high inflation and supply issues stemming from the Russian and Ukraine crisis. During the run Oil peaked at $137 a barrel before entering a period of consolidation. The recent catalyst for the drop was OPEC announcing that 2023 would likely re...

July 13, 2022
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Crude Oil – Saudi Production Cuts Spark Rally

USOIL- Hourly USOIL- It's been an impressive start to the year for Crude Oil prices so far, with prices steadily rising to over $50 per barrel and returning to pre-pandemic levels. It would seem many underestimated such a speedy recovery. Still, with the general uptick in global commodity prices and a pledge from Saudi Arabia to cut production ...

January 12, 2021
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OPEC and allies reach a compromise

The oil industry has remained pressurized by a supply glut and the ongoing uncertainty on the demand outlook with respect to the structural changes in the energy market and the pandemic. The recent vaccine updates and hopes that the pandemic may soon be under control, is providing support to a fundamentally battered energy market. As the year com...

December 4, 2020
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Crude Oil Market

An oil price war and the pandemic struck the crude oil market at a time where the industry was already faced with a simultaneous demand and supply shock. Put simply, crude oil prices were already under pressure due to a flood of supply at a moment of diminishing demand. A Supply Glut which is mainly driven by US shale producers and a Weak Oil D...

October 16, 2020
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The US Dollar and Gold

Investors generally piled-up in the Gold and the US dollar as those assets are viewed as safe-haven during times of crisis or uncertainties- be it economical, political or policy uncertainties. 2020 has been a year of extreme uncertainty and volatility which saw the world battling an unprecedented and paralleled health and economic crisis in mod...

September 24, 2020
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A Summary of Major US Earnings Reports

A Summary of Major US Earnings Reports IBM, Netflix Inc, Snap AT&T, and Intel Corp were among the major large-cap corporations reporting earnings.Even though the pandemic is expected to portrait a dire outlook, earnings results are much awaited to gauge if large companies can muddle through the crisis and how they are preparing for an eventua...

April 24, 2020
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OPEC and G20 Meetings Not Guaranteed

On 8 March 2020, Saudi Arabia initiated an oil price war with Russia, triggering a rout in the oil market at a time where the world is facing a pandemic and many countries forced to shut down their activities and borders. Crude oil prices have lost nearly half of their prices, battled by a simultaneous demand and supply shock. Last Thursday, Pr...

April 8, 2020
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First Quarter: Crisis, Volatility, and Opportunities

The first quarter of 2020 was marred by unpredicted events that rattled the financial markets: Tensions between US and Iran; The extreme weather conditions across the globe as a result of climate change; The novel coronavirus; and An oil price war between Saudi Arabia, the oil kingdom, and Russia. A Trio of Crises Faced by an unpreced...

March 31, 2020
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