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Oil Slips From Highs Ahead Of OPEC Meeting
Fiona Cincotta April 9, 2020 1:26 PM
There are still differences over plans to cut global output that Russia and Saudi Arabia need to resolve. However, we, like most traders expect a deal to be reached. This should set oil off on a short-term bullish move. The size of the rally will depend largely on whether the cuts are closer to 10 million barrels per day or 15 million.
Any rally will be capped below $35 because fundamentals remain weak. The bottom line is that the is too much oil whist demand has been crushed by coronavirus outbreak. Demand will start to ramp up but only once the lock down measures are eased. Signs of China starting to fire up again will offer support here.
Should the OPEC+ group, or more specifically Russia and Saudi Arabia fail to iron out their differences, oil could rapidly give back the 10% gains achieved over the past 36 hours taking the price back towards support at $19.25
Levels to watch
WTI is trading 4% higher at $26.10, it has fallen back from the session high of $27.46 to $25.00 before rebounding again. Oil is trading comfortably above its ascending trendline from March 30th low.
Immediate resistance can be seen at $27.46, prior to $29.10 (high 3rd April) and $30.00 psychological number.
On the downside, support can be seen at $24.25 (trendline) prior to $23.50 (low 7th April)
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