Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bloomberg Analysis: Crude Oil to Resume Decline After Bounce

Crude oil prices will probably continue to decline even after a short term rise, according to technical analysis by Newedge Group. West Texas Intermediate oil futures for February delivery are in “an underlying downtrend” that wouldn’t be affected by a small, short term rise in prices, Veronique Lashinski, a senior research analyst at Newedge USA LLC, said in a note to clients yesterday.

“Even though the daily chart points to a corrective bounce, we are not looking for a powerful correction,” Lashinski wrote. “As long as prices remain under $74.50, the overall picture will remain bearish.” The February contract traded for $71.90, up 4 cents, as of 10:21 a.m. London time today. Oil for January settled at $69.51 yesterday, marking the largest difference, or spread, between the two contracts closest to expiry since April.....Read the entire article.

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