News & Analysis at your fingertips.

We use a range of cookies to give you the best possible browsing experience. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies.
You can learn more about our cookie policy here, or by following the link at the bottom of any page on our site.

0

Notifications

Notifications below are based on filters which can be adjusted via Economic and Webinar Calendar pages.

Live Webinar

Live Webinar Events

0

Economic Calendar

Economic Calendar Events

0
Free Trading Guides
Subscribe
Please try again
EUR/USD
Bullish
Oil - US Crude
Mixed
Low
High
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
Wall Street
Bullish
Gold
Mixed
GBP/USD
Bullish
Low
High
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
USD/JPY
Mixed
More View more
Real Time News
  • Dogecoin continues to trade higher with explosive energy, attesting to the cryptocurrency's new clout. Meanwhile, Bitcoin and Ethereum sink. Get your market update from @FxWestwater here:https://t.co/ohw714KqB2 https://t.co/EWxKoQykv1
  • Natural gas prices moved higher, capturing a long-term trendline that could support the heating commodity's price in the coming weeks as colder temps support fundamental side. Get your market update from @FxWestwater here:https://t.co/tGUDJE9hn0 https://t.co/nROsrJa1sv
  • The Euro may fall against the US Dollar amid a historically strong month for the Greenback and relative bond yield spreads. EUR/USD appears to be eyeing bearish technical warning signs. Get your $EURUSD market update from @ddubrovskyFX here:https://t.co/njTDk8Ehoi https://t.co/w4II63utz1
  • The US Dollar is still struggling against most ASEAN currencies. USD/SGD remains downside-focused despite recent gains. USD/THB is eyeing a triangle. USD/IDR and USD/PHP may point lower. Get your market update from @ddubrovskyFX here:https://t.co/6Nvvmz8h6d https://t.co/TYsfOXHrro
  • (Weekly Fundamental) Australian Dollar Outlook: AUD/USD May Rise on Dovish Fed Speak After Huge NFP Miss #AUD $AUDUSD https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/fundamental/forecast/weekly/aud/2021/05/07/Australian-Dollar-Outlook-AUDUSD-May-Rise-on-Dovish-Fed-Speak-After-Huge-NFP-Miss.html?CHID=9&QPID=917702&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Dubrovsky&utm_campaign=twr https://t.co/L9pERwjTqh
  • Bitcoin is struggling to extend April’s bounce while Ethereum and Litecoin are exhibiting signs of momentum exhaustion. What are key technical levels to watch for ahead? Find out from @ddubrovskyFX here:https://t.co/PnZId4xOh2 https://t.co/ZTYoxdBxLl
  • The Indian Rupee has been rising despite a surge in local Covid cases, owing to rising yields amid a temporary flood of US Dollars into the banking system. INR remains at risk, eyeing CPI data. Get your market update from @ddubrovskyFX here:https://t.co/6r7hahVtx4 https://t.co/a0z46Q0Mn4
  • Risk management is one of the most important aspects of successful trading, but is often overlooked. What are some basic principles or risk management? Find out from @PaulRobinsonFX here: https://t.co/IsnpfJhp91 https://t.co/tnF1RME8gJ
  • Top event risk on my radar for the week ahead: Musk on SNL (Sat); run of Fed speak with Brainard, Williams, Bostic (Tues); US CPI and UK GDP (Wed); Mexico central bank rate decision (Thur); US earnings - PLTR, BABA, ABNB, DASH, DIS (Tues-Thur). What are you watching?
  • It starts. This man is living the life. https://t.co/YhD4oMNAFG
Crude Oil Prices Fail to Benefit from Middle East Tensions

Crude Oil Prices Fail to Benefit from Middle East Tensions

Martin Essex, MSTA, Analyst

Crude oil prices, news and analysis:

  • In a move that would normally boost crude oil prices, armed drones have struck two oil pumping stations in Saudi Arabia in the same week that Saudi oil tankers were attacked in the region.
  • However, oil traders are paying more attention to news from the American Petroleum Institute (API) of a large surprise build in crude inventories of 8.6 million barrels in the week ending May 10.

Crude weakness

US inventories of crude oil increased unexpectedly by 8.6 million barrels in the week to May 10, according to the API, in an announcement that will likely keep oil prices weak despite ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that drones had hit oil pumping stations near its capital, Riyadh just two days after an attack on oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates – but the news had only a limited impact on crude prices, suggesting the path of least resistance is downwards.

Moreover, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Wednesday that rising US output is filling the gap left by US sanctions on Iran and Venezuela that have restricted output from these two major exporters. It also said that global demand for crude in 2019 would be less than it had previously forecast.

Against this background, the price of US crude is again edging lower and could challenge trendline support around $61/barrel near-term.

US Crude Oil Price Chart, Hourly Timeframe (May 2-15, 2019)

Latest US crude oil price chart.

Chart by IG (You can click on it for a larger image)

Click here for our longer-term forecasts for oil and other assets

Looking ahead, the next focus for oil traders will be official inventory data later Wednesday from the US Department of Energy. Crude stockpiles are forecast to have fallen by 0.8 million barrels in the week ending May 10, after a drop of 4.0 million barrels the week before, but the API data suggest that a rise is not impossible.

Find out here how to trade crude oil

Resources to help you trade the markets:

Whether you are a new or an experienced trader, at DailyFX we have many resources to help you:

--- Written by Martin Essex, Analyst and Editor

Feel free to contact me via the comments section below, via email at martin.essex@ig.com or on Twitter @MartinSEssex

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.

DISCLOSURES