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.
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Crude Oil Futures
Crude oil futures in the July contract settled last Friday in New York at 48.41 a barrel while currently trading at 48.91 up about $.50 for the trading week still right near a 7 month high. I have been sitting on the sidelines in this market as I missed this trade to the upside and I do not like to chase markets so I will look at other trades that are beginning to trend. Oil prices are trading far above their 20 and 100-day moving average telling you that the short-term trend is higher because of production disruptions in the country of Nigeria coupled with the fact that Canada has also had problems in the province of Alberta sending prices above $50 in Thursday's trade only to come back on profit taking. The interesting thing to see is if rig counts start to increase as they have continually gone down over the last several months, but now that prices are near $50 it might be profitable to start production once again as time will tell if that situation develops. [Read more...]