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OPEC+ agrees to a 2,000,000bpd cut!

How much higher will Brent Crude go? It may depend of the size of the energy crisis that is brewing throughout Europe, as well as the extend to any type of price cap placed on Russian oil.

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October 5, 2022 11:50 AM
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OPEC+ agrees to a 2,000,000bpd cut!

How much higher will Brent Crude go? It may depend of the size of the energy crisis that is brewing throughout Europe, as well as the extend to any type of price cap placed on Russian oil.

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October 5, 2022 11:50 AM
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Lira slumps further as crude oil nears $122

Lira slumps further as crude oil nears $122

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Russia goes ‘all in’ with invasion of Ukraine

Explosions and air raid sirens have been reported in Ukraine, martial law has been announced and (unconfirmed) reports of tanks crossing the border are confirming the worst of all fears.

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February 24, 2022 01:11 AM
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OPEC Preview: Is Oil on its way to $100 even with a 400,000bpd increase?

With geopolitical tensions building in Russia, even an “as expected” result may not be able to keep oil prices from continuing to rise.

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January 31, 2022 04:13 PM
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WTI Crude and Brent Crude break out to highest levels since 2014

Demand is robust and OPEC+ continues to have supply issues from some member countries. Will this allow oil to continue higher?

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January 20, 2022 08:54 AM

European Open: Equities bounce on Omicron fatigue

There’s only so much misery traders can take, and that appears to be 3-day given how futures markets and Asian indices are all higher overnight.

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With OPEC leaving output unchanged, what’s next for USD/CAD?

As demand for energy increases and OPEC supply remains constant, WTI and Brent oil prices should continue to increase as USD/CAD continues to decrease

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European Open: RBA Hold, Traders Price In an Early RBNZ Rate Hike

Strong domestic data released for New Zealand overnight saw NZD trade broadly higher as traders suspect their first hike could come as early as this year.

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July 5, 2021 09:23 PM
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Two trades to watch: FTSE, Brent

FTSE treads water ahead of PMI data. Brent strikes $75.00

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June 22, 2021 10:50 PM
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European Open: Appetite for Risk Hangs in Balance Around the Fed

Wall Street’s recovery spilled over to Asian trade today, with most major benchmarks across the region in the green. But whether sentiment can remain buoyant through a week of Fed members speaking remains to be seen.

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Asian Open: The Dollar Retreats, Equities Pare Earlier Losses

It was a pivotal day for markets as the dollar reversed course, allowing stocks, commodities and bond yields to rise.

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Asian Open: Equities On The Ropes Following Bullard’s Comments

During an interview with CNBC, the Fed’s James Bullard spooked equity traders who had until then taken the hawkish FOMC meeting within their stride.

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European Open: Volatility Takes a Breather Overnight, UK Retail Sales Up Next

Markets were a lot calmer during Asian trade after what was one of the most volatile sessions in FX markets this year.

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June 17, 2021 09:22 PM
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Asian Open: Dollar Dominates and Equities Fall on Hawkish Fed

Well, the Fed didn’t wait for the Jackson hole symposium to turn hawkish (from a very dovish base), sending equities, commodities lower and the US dollars higher.

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European Open: Japan’s Exports Rise to Four-Decade High

Japan’s exports rose a whopping 49.6% YoY after a rebound in shipments helped remove a bottleneck from the supply chain.

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June 15, 2021 08:58 PM
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Asian Open: Inflation Remains a ‘Hot’ Topic as Wall Street Deflates on FOMC-Eve

A combination of stronger inflation and weaker consumer data in the US was enough to take Wall Street off its record highs, on the eve of the highly anticipated FOMC meeting.

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European Open: RBA Release Dovish Minutes, Futures Point Higher

Whilst nobody expected RBA’s minutes to be hawkish, they did have a more dovish tilt as they suggested they could be a long way off from removing QE.

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Asian Open: Equities and Commodity FX Rise Ahead of FOMC Meeting

Sentiment was buoyant overnight with US equities and commodity currencies rising in tandem ahead of tomorrow’s FOMC meeting, suggesting traders don’t expect any talk of taper tomorrow.

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June 14, 2021 02:01 PM
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Oil prices flowing lower

Today was the first full day the oil markets had been open since OPEC+ announced a gradual increase on April 1st

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April 5, 2021 11:37 AM
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European Open: Quiet trading in anticipation of a big week

Volatility remains capped overall, yet overnight trade has seen Asian shares track Wall Street higher and European futures pare yesterday’s losses.

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March 15, 2021 10:28 PM
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OIL MARKET WEEK AHEAD: Saudi Imports Drop to a Record Low

During the first two weeks of June only one Saudi cargo ship reached the US

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June 26, 2020 10:00 AM
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OIL MARKET WEEK AHEAD: The slow claw back begins

The US job market still remains fragile and until it improves substantially, a full recovery in oil demand remains unlikely.

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June 12, 2020 09:07 AM