Michael Seery of INO.com to give our Crude Oil Trader readers a weekly recap of the futures market. He has been Senior Analyst for close to 15 years and has extensive knowledge of all of the commodity and option markets.....
Energy futures had a volatile trading week as usual with crude oil basically finishing unchanged this Friday afternoon at 94.10 still trading below its 20 and 100 day moving average with very little chart structure with giant swings to the upside and to the downside with a possible double top around $97 and if you’re looking to get short this market my recommendation would be to put a stop above 97.35 in case the market does rally settling last Friday at 96.30 basically unchanged for the trading week.
Heating oil futures for the June contract are trading below their 20 and 100 day moving average after hitting a 4 week high last Monday down for the 4th consecutive day as we enter the summer when demand for heating oil generally lightens so I’m still not bullish this commodity but I’m still advising traders to basically sit on the sidelines in crude oil and in heating oil.
And look at unleaded gas which is still trading below their 20 and 100 day moving average settling last Friday at 2.90 with major support 2.70 down 800 points for the week currently trading at 2.84 and I do believe that a bottom has occurred in unleaded gas prices as we enter the demand season in the next couple of months.
The commodity markets have been extremely volatile in recent weeks with the U.S dollar hitting contract highs a couple of days back, however crude oil and its products have held up very well despite all the negative news with record inventories here in the United States they continue to hang near recent highs and I just wonder how long that is going to continue especially in heating oil & crude oil.
Trend: Sideways – Chart structure improving
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