Big news shake financial markets more and more often. This time oil is once again the news maker.
Crude's prices fall on the inventories' release
The release of crude oil inventories earlier today showed a surprise increase in the number of barrels. The output rose by 2.4 million barrels (vs. the expected decline by 2.9 million).
- The price for WTI tested June's support at $50.72. If this level is broken, the price will be vulnerable to the fall towards the $50 level. After the break of that support, pay attention to the $48.46 level. From the upside, the key resistance levels lie at $53.30-$53.73, $54.4 and $55.6.
- Brent slid to the support at $55.53. If this level is broken, it will increase the chance of reaching the $54.70 level. After that, the January's lows at $52.8 will be in focus. If the $55.53 level is rejected, bulls will push the price for Brent towards the resistance at $59.13. The next one will be placed at $60.4.
The Reserve Bank of Australia will publish its statement and announce the interest rate on July 7, at 7:30 MT time.
The overall market sentiment was mixed after the USA recorded the largest increase in virus cases since May 9. The data even offset the better-than-expected NFP.
The risk-on tone is back on the market again. Let’s look at main trading opportunities.