Sun, Sep 19, 2021 @ 00:54 GMT

Oil N' Gold

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Net Longs Increased in Crude Oil Futures on Supply Disruption Concerns

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended September 14, NET LENGTH of crude oil futures rose +5 906 contracts to 355 064. Although Hurricane Nicholas receded, disruption to US Gulf crude output could take some time to recover. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

US Crude Oil Inventory Plunged 6.42 mbb, almost Doubling Expectations

The report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that total crude oil and petroleum products (ex. SPR) stocks fell -8.78 mmb to 1234.64 mmb in the week ended September 10. Crude oil inventory sank -6.42 mmb (consensus: -3.54 mmb) to 417.45 mmb. Stockpile fell in 4 out...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Gold Price Pressured on Hopes of Rising Yields

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended September 7, Trades on crude oil futures fell on both sides. Speculative long position declined -9 065 contracts, while shorts dropped -1 695 contracts, sending NET LENGTH lower (down -7 370 contracts) to 349 158 contracts for...

Crude Oil Price Declined as US Inventory Fell Less than Expected

The report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that total crude oil and petroleum products (ex. SPR) stocks sank -10.39 mmb to 1233.43 mmb in the week ended September 3. Crude oil inventory declined for a 8 consecutive week, down -1.53 mmb (consensus: -4.61 mmb) to 423.87...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Gold Strengthened Further as Tapering Hopes Faltered

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended August 31, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures sank -17 784 contracts to 356 528 for the week. Speculative long position declined -13 154 contracts, while shorts gained +4 630 contracts. It is possible to see an...

OPEC+ Sticks With Original Plan to Add Output Despite Economic Uncertainty. US Inventory Fell Sharply

The OPEC+ will continue to increase oil output by +0.4M bpd in October. The decisions was made swiftly and came in line with the alliance’s plan to gradually bring back the output reduced (9.7M bpd) amidst the outbreak of the pandemic last year. Although the alliance has projected that...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Precious Metals Remained Firm while Crude Oil Rebounded after Sharp Fall

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended August 24, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures plunged -30 011 contracts to 374 312 for the week. Speculative long position declined -10 078 contracts, while shorts jumped +19 933 contracts. The rebound of crude oil prices...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Risk Aversion Trumped Oil, Lifted Precious Metals

Trader trimmed bets on crude oil futures as the outlook has become more uncertain amidst rising coronavirus cases and Fed's tapering in the near future. According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended August 17. NET LENGTH for crude oil futures added +3 910 contracts...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets on Higher Crude Oil Price Shrank as Widespread Coronavirus could Again Hurt Chinese Demand

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended August 10. NET LENGTH for crude oil futures slumped -30 114 contracts to 400 413 for the week. Speculative long position sank -27 408 contracts, while shorts increased +2 706 contracts. As we had anticipated, the sharp...

Crude Oil Price Recovered as US Inventory Resumed Decline. Outlook Remains Masked by Delta

The report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that total crude oil and petroleum products (ex. SPR) stocks slipped -0.14 mmb to 1267.52 mmb in the week ended August 6. Crude oil inventory resumed decline, falling-0.45 mmb (consensus: -1.27 mmb) to 438.78 mmb. Stockpile decreased in PADD...

Volatile Gold Price will Remain be Driven by Speculations of Fed’s Tapering

Gold trading is slim after Monday’s sharp selloff. Despite concerns over the delta variant, the precious metals lost their safe haven appeal as speculations over Fed’s early tapering escalated after the strong nonfarm payolls data. The front-month Comex gold contract slumped to a 4-month low of 1677.9 before settling...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders Sharply Trimmed Bets on Higher Crude Price

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended August 3. NET LENGTH for crude oil futures sank -19 237 contracts to 430 527 for the week. Speculative long position declined -17 941 contracts, while shorts increased +1 296 contracts. Net length of WTI crude oil...

Crude Oil Prone to Record First Fall in 3 Weeks on Delta Variant, China Slowdown and OPEC+’s Deal

Despite recovery, crude oil prices are prone to record the first decline in 3 weeks. The sharp selloff earlier in the week is a result of a confluence of factors including resurgence of the pandemic in the US and China, China’s economic slowdown and OPEC+’s plan to increase output. The...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Crude Oil’s Net Long Increased Only Slightly Despite Price Rise

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended July 27. NET LENGTH for crude oil futures added +1 024 contracts to 449 764 for the week. Speculative long position gained +8 365 contracts, while shorts increased +7 341 contracts. Bets on higher and lower crude...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Long Bets Trimmed on Crude Oil Futures amidst Profit-Taking

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended July 20. NET LENGTH for crude oil futures slumped -50 356 contracts to 448 740 for the week. Speculative long position declined -43272 contracts, while shorts rose +7 084 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH for...

US Crude Oil Inventory Surprisingly Increased for First Time in 3 Months

The report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that total crude oil and petroleum products (ex. SPR) stocks rose +4.42 mmb to 1275.28 mmb in the week ended June 16. Crude oil inventory increased, for the first time since mid-April, by +2.11 mmb (consensus: -4.47 mmb) to...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Net Long Trimmed in Crude Oil Futures after Weeks of Price Rally

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended July 6. NET LENGTH for crude oil futures slumped -25 139 contracts to 497 351 for the week. Speculative long position declined -24 799 contracts, while shorts added +340 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH for...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets Trimmed on Crude Oil Futures amidst OPEC+ Uncertainty.

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended June 29 NET LENGTH for crude oil futures fell -1 442 contracts to 522 490 for the week. Speculative long position decreased -5 113 contracts, while shorts slipped -1 442 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

Indecisive OPEC+ Gives Further Boost to Crude Oil

After delaying the meeting to discuss output quota for a day, the OPEC+ still fails to reach a deal regarding production increase for the coming months. News headlines suggest that the increase could eventually be below market expectations. Crude oil prices jumped with the front-month WTI contract rose to...

US Crude Inventory Sank Much More than Expected

The report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that total crude oil and petroleum products (ex. SPR) stocks declined -4.58 mmb to 1278.28 mmb in the week ended June 25. Crude oil inventory slumped -6.72 mmb (consensus: -4.69 mmb) to 452.34 mmb. Stockpile decreased in 4 out...