Friday, May 21, 2010

Phil Flynn: Oil Fundamentally Speaking

Don’t you hate it when the fundamentals get in the way of a great bullish trade? Yes, you do unless you are bearish. Oil traders and the world continue to get a reality check as global markets are crumbling and teetering on the edge of oblivion. There is great loss of confidence in Europe as the true nature of the ills that still plague the global economy are unmasked. We live in a world of printed money, piles of debt and countries that hide the true nature of their debt.

The fundamentals of supply and diminishing demand has taken over crude oil as opposed to the fundamentals of economic illusions along with global markets that are crashing down.Oil got crushed into expiration, dropping to a low into the $64 a barrel handle before coming back on rumors of euro currency intervention. Yet the Wall Street Journal says that, “the sharp rally in the euro against the Swiss franc in Asian trading Friday was most likely due to large scale covering of short positions and profit taking rather than intervention from the Swiss or other central banks.” Yet many floor traders in Chicago disagreed.....Read the entire article.

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