China has issued new oil product export quotas to allow oil companies to send surplus barrels overseas, particularly Sinopec, which has the highest volume among quota holders. While the exact quota volume remains undisclosed, oil companies are forecasted to export approximately 3.5 million metric tons of clean oil products in September, a 10% increase from August.
USD Declines on Powell Remarks
2021-08-27 • Updated
After multiple hawkish remarks over the past few days from non-voters members, the Federal Reserve chairman Powell surprised the markets with some dovish remarks.
The Fed Chairman seemed to cast doubt on whether a taper at all this year was a good idea. In short, the Fed might either delay tapering and/or taper by small amount and stretch it over the next year.
In short, its clear that tapering the current QE won't be rushed, which is welcomed by the markets. The US equities at session high so far, while the US Dollar declined further back below 93.00. Such decision might lead to a deeper retracement to the downside towards 92.50, and maybe 92.30's later next week. Yet, this doesn’t mean that the uptrend has changed. Such decline will be another short-term play.
Thanks to the incredible advancements in horizontal drilling and fracking technology, the United States has experienced a mind-blowing shale revolution. They've become the heavyweight champion of crude oil production, leaving Saudi Arabia and Russia in the dust. They even turned the tables and became net exporters of refined petroleum products in 2011.
Oil prices rebounded slightly on Friday but are still expected to show losses for the week due to concerns about slowing growth in the US and China. US crude futures rose 2.7% to $70.41 per barrel, while the Brent contract increased by 2.5% to $74.33 per barrel.
Welcome to October, the tenth month of 2023. For this installment of What to Trade, I have handpicked a few of my favorite trade ideas for the month. Let’s go over a few of them.
The past several weeks have been a real triumph for the bulls in the oil market. The Brent spot price grew by 8.5% during the last month.
Gold prices are rising for three consecutive days ahead of the Federal Reserve (Fed) interest rate decision, which is expected to remain unchanged due to declining inflation and a positive economic outlook. Investors are keen on the Fed's interest rate guidance, fearing a hawkish stance that could trigger market risk aversion.