Crude Oil News and Forecast: WTI bears are on hold but recovery attempts lack momentum for stronger advance


IEA: Oil demand growth estimates for 2020 unchanged at 1.2mln bpd

In its January month's oil market report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) offers the following projections while warning that the Mid East crisis is far from over.

Key Highlights:

Iraq oil supply potentially vulnerable amid rising political risks in the region.

US-Iran tensions and Iraqi protests had only minimal impact on oil operations.

But fragile situation may limit Iraq's plans to expand oil production capacity.

That may make it difficult for global industry to meet rising long-term demand.

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WTI OIL Outlook: Bears are on hold but recovery attempts lack momentum for stronger advance

WTI oil price bounced on Thursday after triple failure to clear 200DMA ($57.70) support.

Initial reversal signal is forming on daily chart after price action in past two days ended in Doji candles and subsequent advance.

Near-term action is also underpinned by rising daily cloud which increases risk of reversal. Daily stochastic is on track to emerge from oversold zone and RSI turns north, but momentum remains strongly negative and may obstruct recovery attempts. Read more...

Crude Oil

WTI drops back below $58 post-IEA report

WTI (oil futures on NYMEX) reverses the intraday gains and trades modestly flat in the European trading, having met fresh supply in the last hour after the bearish monthly oil market report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) hit the investors’ sentiment.

The IEA report showed that oil production from non-OPEC countries, including the US, is on the rise while maintaining the global oil demand growth estimates for 2020 at 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd). It further said rising non-OPEC oil production will help the market ward off any supply disruption threat such as the recent Mid East flare-up.

No sooner the report hit the wires, the black gold fell from a high of 58.37 to reach fresh daily lows at 57.88. Mixed feelings about the US-China trade deal amongst the market also keeps the recovery limited in the higher-yielding oil. Read more...

WTI

Overview
Today last price 58.36
Today Daily Change 0.25
Today Daily Change % 0.43
Today daily open 58.11
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 60.71
Daily SMA50 58.95
Daily SMA100 57.22
Daily SMA200 57.79
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 58.36
Previous Daily Low 57.38
Previous Weekly High 65.67
Previous Weekly Low 58.69
Previous Monthly High 62.38
Previous Monthly Low 55.41
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 57.75
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 57.99
Daily Pivot Point S1 57.54
Daily Pivot Point S2 56.97
Daily Pivot Point S3 56.56
Daily Pivot Point R1 58.52
Daily Pivot Point R2 58.93
Daily Pivot Point R3 59.5

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