Friday, November 5, 2010

Bloomberg:Crude Oil Trades Near Two Year High, RSI Signals Reversal

Crude oil traded near its highest level in two years in New York as the dollar headed for a weekly decline against most major counterparts after the Federal Reserve’s decision to purchase more debt to boost the U.S. economy.

Crude’s 6.6 percent rally this week, driven by the dollar’s decline, may be about to end, according to a technical indicator used by traders. The U.S. currency has fallen versus all but one of its 16 most traded peers since the Fed said Nov. 3 it will buy about $75 billion of Treasuries every month through June.

“Underlying demand in the industrialized world is still not enough to justify these price levels,” said Eugen Weinberg, head of commodity research at Commerzbank AG. “But market sentiment is so strong that if the weakness of the dollar persists I couldn’t rule out higher prices.”

Oil for December delivery traded at $86.83 a barrel, up 34 cents, in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 12:51 p.m. London time. The contract earlier rose to $87.22, the highest price since Oct. 9, 2008. Brent crude for December settlement rose 16 cents to $88.16 after advancing to $88.80 a barrel on the ICE Futures Europe exchange in London.

Futures advanced after a U.S. government report showed payrolls rose more than forecast in October. Payrolls climbed 151,000, exceeding the median estimate of economists surveyed by Bloomberg News and following a revised 41,000 drop the prior month that was smaller than initially estimated, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. The jobless rate held at 9.6 percent, in line with forecasts. Crude oil's relative strength index......Read the entire article.

Who does some of the major hedge funds turn to when they need advice?


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