Crude oil heading down today - Forex News by FX Leaders

Crude oil heading down today

Posted Monday, July 18, 2016 by
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read

Oil prices have been very choppy in the last 5-6 weeks after topping above $50/barrel. There have been some global events which have contributed to this uncertainty in oil prices. The disruption in Nigeria caused by rebel fighters, the oil production workers strike in Libia over unpaid salaries and the recent troubles in Turkey where 3% of global oil supply travels through have left the oil market uncertain.

Today is a bearish day for oil

Today oil prices have declined about 1.5 cents with London Brent down to $46.50/barrel at the moment from around $48/barrel and US WTI down below $45/barrel from $46.60/barrel this morning. The CAD is very correlated to oil prices but this correlation feels week today. USD/CAD is up by 50 pips while oil prices are down by around 150 pips. Does this mean that the correlation is wearing off? I don´t think so.

Check out our free forex signals
Follow the top economic events on FX Leaders economic calendar
Trade better, discover more Forex Trading Strategies

About the author

Skerdian Meta // Lead Analyst
Skerdian Meta Lead Analyst. Skerdian is a professional Forex trader and a market analyst. He has been actively engaged in market analysis for the past 11 years. Before becoming our head analyst, Skerdian served as a trader and market analyst in Saxo Bank's local branch, Aksioner. Skerdian specialized in experimenting with developing models and hands-on trading. Skerdian has a masters degree in finance and investment.
Related Articles
During Wednesday's Asian trading hours, the WTI crude oil succeeded in maintaining its previous session bullish rally and drew further bids
22 hours ago
Comments

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of