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Tight Oil Supplies Lead To A Rusty Economy

By NAGA (Michalis Efthymiou)Market OverviewAug 16, 2022 09:43AM ET
www.investing.com/analysis/tight-oil-supplies-lead-to-a-rusty-economy-200628578
Tight Oil Supplies Lead To A Rusty Economy
By NAGA (Michalis Efthymiou)   |  Aug 16, 2022 09:43AM ET
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The price of the US dollar continues to increase as we edge closer to the US Federal Reserve minutes. Upcoming speeches from FOMC’s members will also be influential.

Most economists have advised that the Fed is likely to potentially refrain from a 75 basis point increase but not cease to alter the monetary policy. This is also something which most of the FOMC members have advised. According to experts the Federal Reserve may opt to change the regulator’s inflation target temporarily to 3% but even with such a move, a much higher fund rate is required to lower demand and inflation. 

Crude oil has increased over the past hour by 1.48% after a failed attempt to decline earlier. Crude and Brent are not the only commodities seeing an increase. The gas price has also increased, specifically in the European Union. This has also resulted in the euro struggling.

According to the latest data the price of gas within the EU has increased by 8.7% and is more than 12 times higher than the seasonal average. As prices increase significantly in Europe, bankers are contemplating whether the European Central Bank will again increase by 50 basis points on September 8.

Crude Oil

Crude oil hit its highest point in 24 hours having originally attempted to decline further downward to $87.26 before seeing a quick surge in buyers. It should also be noted that the price of $87 has also repeatedly acted as a support point since August 4. The support level has been triggered on 6 occasions since then. 

The price movement has moved into the positive zone of the EMA regression channels but is yet to cross over above the negative zone. Most moving averages have also crossed over upwards but the price is yet to pass the 100 day moving average which currently sits at $90, a major psychological price for the market. Today’s bullish candlestick currently measures 2.30% but remains $1.82 below yesterday’s open price. 


According to Bloomberg, the volume of crude oil transported by sea from Russia decreased to 3.24 million barrels per day from 3.32 million. Similarly, exports to Asian countries decreased to 1.75 million barrels per day from 2.1 million. The Asian markets saw a larger decline even with no sanctions in place. According to experts, this is due to Asian countries purchasing almost 16 million barrels of American oil at a cheaper price. 

All the above support the price of oil and most economists do agree that there is a high risk of seeing another strong bullish trend in prices at some point this year. However, there are also influential elements which have pressured oil. For example, this week’s poor economic data coming from China which is the largest importer of oil. If the economic data continues to dent demand, the price may decline. 

GBP/USD

GBP/USD remains under pressure from UK economic data. The price declined for the fourth consecutive day but has witnessed some minor bullish price movement making traders wonder how stable it is ahead of clarification from the Fed. 


No major US economic news is expected to be released today, but plenty from the UK. The only good news from the UK is that unemployment has remained at 3.8%. 

Data from the UK government confirmed that in the last 3 months underlying real wages fell 3% which is the highest decline since records began in 2001. Of course the main reason for the decline is due to regular pay increasing by 4.7% which is dwarfed by prices rising at a much faster rate. This is likely to eat into disposable income which will lead to less spending. The domino effect can of course lead to a recession as debt becomes more expensive alongside necessities and services.

Tight Oil Supplies Lead To A Rusty Economy
 

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