Steen Jakobsen
The Bank of Japan has abandoned quantitative easing and the European Central Bank may taper its bond-buying programme, so what is the role of central banks in 2017, asks Saxo Bank’s chief economist Steen Jakobsen.
Squawk / 31 August 2016 at 13:14 GMT
Head of Commodity Strategy / Saxo Bank
WTI crude oil is holding above support at $45.75 ahead of the Weekly Petroleum Status Report from the EIA. The record increase in net-long positions during the past couple of weeks are posing a challenge. Not least considering the fading expectations of Opec being able to come up with an agreement when they meet next month in Algiers. These were some of the considerations behind our trade view earlier in the week to sell CLV6 on a break below $46.50. Link:
The inventory report today comes at a critical time with a break below $45.75 signalling further losses while a close back above $46.50 may trigger renewed consolidation.
A Bloomberg survey point to a 1.3M bbl rise in crude oil and a 1M bbl fall in gasoline inventories. Updates will be posted below once available after 16:30 CET.
31 August
Ole Hansen Ole Hansen
Crude oil inventories rose by 2.3M bbl versus 1M exp. Gasoline declined less than expected while Distillates rose instead of falling. Initial price reaction attached
31 August
Ole Hansen Ole Hansen
Chart overview
31 August
AlexF AlexF
Hi Ole are you still with a PT on WTI of 44-45 ? Or it could go lower. Based on yoru trade short @ 46.5


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