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Crude Oil Set for Biggest One Month Fall – Trade War Continues to Play

Posted Friday, May 31, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

What’s up, traders.

It’s been a volatile session for crude oil as WTI crude oil slipped below $59.61 to place a low around $54.90. On Friday, crude oil prices trade bearish after data showed the US crude inventories sank less than estimates from last week.

As per the US Energy Information Administration weekly report, crude oil inventories slumped by just 0.28 million barrels in the week ending on May 24. Its bearish report forecast a stockpile draw of 0.86 million barrels after a build of 4.74 million barrels in the earlier week.

Additionally, crude oil slipped over heightened safe-haven appeal and sentiments that the trade war isn’t likely to end soon.

The world’s topmost oil exporter Saudi Arabia has increased production in May, but not by enough to offset for lower Iranian exports which dropped after the United States imposed sanctions on Tehran.

Technical Outlook
As you can see on the 4-hour chart, crude oil is consolidating above the intraday support level of 54.90. Below this, crude oil may have chances to go after 53.30.

Both of the leading and lagging indicators, the RSI and 200 periods EMA, are suggesting bearish trend in oil. Although 54.85 seems excellent support, it’s risky considering the strong bearish momentum in the oil market. I will be looking to stay bullish above 54.80 only if crude oil manages to hold above 54.85.

Good luck and stay tuned!

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Arslan Butt // Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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