The Bank of England (BoE) has dramatically shifted its economic forecasts. They no longer expect a recession in the UK and have upgraded their growth projections. This year, the BoE predicts GDP growth of +0.25%, a significant improvement from previous expectations. Next year's forecast is even more optimistic, with a projected growth of 0.75%.
Oil is sinking fast
2019-11-11 • Updated
SELL 56.60; TP1 54.40; TP2 53.00; SL 57.50
WTI oil went down below the important daily Moving Averages and slid below the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement of the 2018-2019 advance at 57.30. There are lower levels where the price may go: 54.40 (50% Fibo) and 52.95 (200-week MA). the outlook will remain bearish as long as the price stays below 57.30.
The commodity is hurt by the uncertainty about the US-China trade tensions and the future of global oil demand for the rest of the year. In addition, American oil inventories remain near a 22-month high.
Notice that to trade WTI, you need to choose WTI-19N in your MetaTrader.
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