We've asked Michael Seery of SEERYFUTURES.COM to give our INO readers a weekly recap of the Futures market. He has been Senior Analyst for close to 15 years and has extensive knowledge of all of the commodity and option markets.
Michael frequently appears on multiple business networks including Bloomberg news, Fox Business, CNBC Worldwide, CNN Business, and Bloomberg TV. He is also a guest on First Business, which is a national and internationally syndicated business show.
Crude Oil Futures
Crude oil futures in the June contract settled last Friday in New York at 43.73 a barrel while currently trading at 45.73 up about $2 for the trading week hitting a five-month high which has been a very impressive rally over the last 3 months. Crude oil prices are trading above their 20 and 100-day moving average telling you that the short-term trend is higher. However, I have been sitting on the sidelines as the chart structure has not been terrific over the last several months as I do think there is a top in the near future as I think prices can retest $50, but if that happens production will start to come back online. The U.S dollar continues to move lower as that has definitely helped crude oil prices rally about $17 over the last 3 months as the next major level of resistance is around $48. [Read more...]