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Crude & Brent Oil Fundamental Analysis October 14, 2014 Forecast

Analysis and Recommendations:

Crude Oil continued to tumble touching 84.57 today down by $1.25 while Brent Oil outpaced crude oil falling $1.76 to trade at 88.82 as Iraq and Saudi Arabia seem to be entering into a price war while OPEC continues record high production.  Oil prices fell further in the European session on Monday morning as the price war between members of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries intensified. 

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Iraq became the latest member of the organization that represents some of the world’s largest producers to offer larger discounts to the main benchmarks. 
The Middle Eastern nation cut the November price of its Basrah Light crude grade for Asian and European customers by US65 cents, following similar moves by other OPEC members, including Saudi Arabia and Iran. The round of price cuts have sparked speculation that the group is heading toward a price war as booming global supply and sluggish demand leave the market more competitive. 

What trades really need to know is whether Saudi Arabia and some fellow OPEC allies have finally decided that there is no point in fighting the price slide in the face of such an overwhelming supply excess

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Today’s economic releases actual vs. forecast:

 

Cur.

 

Event

Actual

Forecast

Previous

 

 

Holiday

Japan – Health-Sports Day

 

 

Holiday

Canada – Thanksgiving Day

 

  CNY

 

Exports (YoY) (Sep)

15.3%

11.8%

9.4%

 

 

  CNY

 

Imports (YoY) (Sep)

7.0%

-2.7%

-2.4%

 

 

  CNY

 

Trade Balance (Sep)

31.00B

41.00B

49.83B

 

 

Upcoming Economic Events that you should be monitoring:

 

Cur.

Event

Actual

Forecast

Previous

 

  AUD

RBA Asst Gov. Debelle

 

 

 

 

 

  CNY

New Loans

 

750B

703B

 

 

  EUR

French CPI

 

-0.3%

0.4%

 

 

  EUR

French HICP

 

-0.3%

0.5%

 

 

  EUR

Spanish CPI

 

0.2%

0.2%

 

 

  GBP

CPI (MoM) (Sep)

 

0.2%

0.4%

 

 

  GBP

CPI (YoY) (Sep)

 

1.4%

1.5%

 

 

  GBP

PPI Input (MoM) (Sep)

 

-0.4%

-0.6%

 

 

  EUR

Italian CPI (MoM) (Sep)

 

-0.3%

-0.3%

 

 

  EUR

Industrial Production

 

-1.6%

1.0%

 

Government Bond Auction

Date Time Country Auction

Oct 14 08:30 Spain 6 & 12M T-bill auction

Oct 14 09:30 Belgium 3 & 12M T-bill auction (Jan & Oct 2015)

Oct 15 09:03 Sweden Bond auction

Oct 15 09:30 Germany Eur 4.0bn Sep 2016 Schatz auction

Oct 16 08:30 Spain Bono/Obligacion auction

Oct 16 09:30 UK Auctions 0.125% 2024 I/L Gilt

Oct 16 15:00 US Announces details of 30Y TIPS auction on Oct 23

 

 

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