Gold exceeded $2.000 per ounce. Stock futures rose on Wednesday as investors awaited further updates on stimulus talks.
OIL: downswing imminent
Information is not investment advice
Fundamentally, we have the following layout. In the oil market, there is relative silence and neutral mood. Globally, investors are cautious about the second-wave virus hit. Together, these factors make the oil price hang in the channel between $35 and 40$ like in limbo. Therefore, it is unlikely that it moves far beyond that channel until the global mood fundamentally improves.
In the short-term, if the price insists on testing the resistance of $40, we will have a high likelihood of a further drop closer to the middle of the channel at $37.5 as per the technical chart formation. Previous candles dropping sharply to the lower side of the channel confirm that this is indeed a possibility.
Therefore, watch how WTI price behaves the following hours – it may well drop to previous support levels within the current channel.
New COVID-19 cases globally have been on the rise lately, although it is too early to call them second waves in most countries.
With the pandemic claiming about 1000 lives a day in the United States, many departments said they lack the money and the staff to identify people who have been exposed, according to a survey of a 121 local agencies.
US stocks are set to open lower Friday, with investors worry over rising tensions between the US and China, deadlock over the next virus relief bill and possible disappointments from the key monthly employment report.
The pair was falling down amid the waning US dollar. However, the situation changed this month.
Dollar continues to keep firmer on the day, all eyes on the US jobs report later.