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Christopher Lewis
Crude Oil WTI Brent

WTI Crude Oil

The West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil market continues to be relatively noisy as we are hanging around the middle of the overall consolidation area between the $55 level on the top, with the $50 level on the bottom. This is a market that I think will continue to see a lot of noise overall, due to the fact that there are a lot of questions when it comes to overall demand. I do not see how demand picks up significantly, despite the fact that they are calling for stimulus to drive prices higher. If crude oil rallies, it is going to be due to the US dollar falling more than anything else as we had already seen a lack of demand before the pandemic hit.

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Brent

Brent markets were slightly positive during the trading session on Wednesday initially but gave back the gains as we are getting a bit exhausted. I think at this point we are starting to ask the question as to whether or not we can continue to go to the upside, and quite frankly I think at this point we are getting stretched. I do expect to see a bit of a pullback in the short term, perhaps back down towards the $50 level area. The Brent market will suffer at the lack of demand going forward, and therefore I believe that eventually we have to come to grips with the idea that simple stimulus will not be enough to send oil markets screaming to the upside any further. At this point in time, I think that short-term selling might be possible, but you need to be very cautious about overexposing yourself.

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