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 41.71 a barrel while currently trading at 43.77 up about $2 for the trading week. I’ve been sitting on the sidelines in this market as the chart structure does not my criteria to enter into a bullish position at this time. Crude oil prices are trading far above their 20 and 100-day moving average telling you that the short-term trend is higher as the bullish momentum continues despite the fact that last Sunday OPEC decided not to cut production sending prices sharply lower only to rally significantly over the last several days. That tells me that the short-term bottom is in place. At the current time the 10 day low stands at 39.00 which is too far away. However, we could be entering into a bullish position over the next couple of days once the chart structure tightens, therefore, allowing a tight stop loss lowering monetary risk as that’s what trading is all about. [Read more...]