crude oil

U.S futures benchmarks are experiencing the healthiest of healthy pullbacks. Price action slipped from record highs early yesterday in this low volume environment.
What a resilient market. From domestic drama in Washington to a dissipating interim “Phase One” trade deal and we still have a fresh record closing high on our hands.
Both the S&P and NQ set fresh record highs ahead of President Trump’s address at the Economic Club of New York. However, his comments lacked the positive jawboning on U.S-China trade that was expected and price action dissipated into the afternoon.
U.S benchmarks snapped back after the open yesterday to pare Sunday night losses. The tape remains firm ahead of the bell today with a speech from President Trump at the Economic Club of New York in focus. The speech is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am CST .
China’s Foreign Ministry announced yesterday that the two sides would agree to roll back tariffs in phases upon signing an interim “Phase One” trade deal. The headlines sound very copasetic, right? The only problem, the U.S had not confirmed this “great news”.
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Crude Oil futures has been awaiting a moment to ignore bloating U.S supplies, growing U.S production and slimming demand. Yesterday was that day. Crude roared higher along with risk assets in a central bank induced frenzy.

It is very likely that the price of oil may have put in its low for the year.

Global equity benchmarks are ripping back this morning as trade tensions have found a way into the back seat of investors’ minds. In fact, the small-cap and domestically focused Russell 2000 notched a record high on Monday, matched it yesterday and extended such gains in today’s session.

The ongoing speculation online about the future of cooperation between Russia and OPEC seems to be a little one-sided.