What awaits the Oil Market in February?

What awaits the Oil Market in February?

2023-02-01 • Updated

The Backstory

Western countries are trying to find other options for oil and gas supplies after a 10th package of sanctions, which will put more pressure on Russian oil and decrease global oil supply. Italy, for example, is in talks with Libya. 

However, the lingering question is "will the reopening of the Chinese economy pool enough demand to alter the decline in the outcome of oil price in February?" 

How does this affect the Forex market?

Oil prices usually work as a leading indicator for the US dollar. Rising prices lead to inflation increase, which forces the Fed to become more hawkish. As a result, the greenback strengthens.

On the other hand, lower oil prices cool down inflation, making the Federal Reserve to act more dovish. As a result, the USD declines.

What do the charts have to say?

In light of the fundamental breakdown above, we will draw our conclusions from the outlook of price on the charts using price action.



On the daily timeframe, Brent has been steadily bearish since March, 2022, declining by over 33% from the high. At the present, price has created a downward channel and is currently retesting the trendine resistance. The presence of the 100-Day SMA at that level as a confluence simply makes a stronger case for a bearish continuation from that point.

Analysts’ Expectations:

 Direction: Bearish

Target: $80

Invalidation: $90

XTIUSD - Daily Timeframe


On the daily timeframe, XTIUSD formed a rising channel inside a downward channel. The implication of this is that the point of intersection of trendlines from both channels acts as a strong area of resistance. Considering the presence of the 100-Day SMA as an added confluence, it is only logical to expect lower prices on oil over the next couple of days.

Analysts’ Expectations:

Direction: Bearish

Target: $77

Invalidation: $82


Based on the analyses above, it is safe to expect bearish price action of the oil market. 


The trading of CFDs comes at a risk. Thus, to succeed, you have to manage risks properly. To avoid costly mistakes while you look to trade these opportunities, be sure to do your due diligence and manage your risk appropriately.


You can access more of such trade ideas and prompt market updates on the telegram channel


CAD: Markets Await GDP Release
CAD: Markets Await GDP Release

During the Asian session on Wednesday, the USD/CAD pair rebounded after two days of losses, reaching around 1.3590. This uptick is fueled by a stronger US dollar and lower crude oil prices, which put pressure on the Canadian dollar. The decline in Western Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil prices to approximately $80.70 is attributed to...

Trade of The Week: AUDNZD Trade Breakdown
Trade of The Week: AUDNZD Trade Breakdown

The Australian Dollar (AUD) rebounds on Monday, despite a slight dip in the US Dollar (USD) and higher US Treasury yields. Investors are eyeing Australian monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for February and US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for Q4 2023. The AUD gains momentum as the ASX 200 Index rises, especially in mining and energy sectors. Additionally, the Aussie...

XAUUSD: Markets Slow Down Ahead of NFP
XAUUSD: Markets Slow Down Ahead of NFP

Gold prices rose on Monday as the US Dollar weakened amidst speculation about potential Federal Reserve rate cuts starting in June. This weakened Dollar was partly due to improved risk sentiment pushing US Treasury yields lower. Despite facing challenges from declining yields, gold prices recovered to nearly $2,170 per troy ounce, driven by the Dollar's weakness. Federal Reserve Chair...

Latest news

USD: Powell Speaks on Cutting Interest Rates
USD: Powell Speaks on Cutting Interest Rates

Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, stated that the central bank can afford to be patient in deciding when to cut interest rates, citing easing inflation and stable economic growth. Powell emphasized the Fed's independence from political influences, particularly relevant as the election season nears. The Fed had raised interest rates to 5.3 ...

WTT: Currency Pairs To Trade In April
WTT: Currency Pairs To Trade In April

Hello again my friends, it’s time for another episode of “What to Trade,” this time, for the month of April. As usual, I present to you some of my most anticipated trade ideas for the month of April, according to my technical analysis style. I therefore encourage you to do your due diligence, as always, and manage your risks appropriately.

Deposit with your local payment systems

Data collection notice

FBS maintains a record of your data to run this website. By pressing the “Accept” button, you agree to our Privacy policy.


A manager will call you shortly.

Change number

Your request is accepted.

A manager will call you shortly.

Next callback request for this phone number
will be available in

If you have an urgent issue please contact us via
Live chat

Internal error. Please try again later

Don’t waste your time – keep track of how NFP affects the US dollar and profit!

You are using an older version of your browser.

Update it to the latest version or try another one for a safer, more comfortable and productive trading experience.

Safari Chrome Firefox Opera