The oil price looks optimistic. What are the reasons?
Oil rebounds in Asia with eyes on OPEC gathering
On Monday, oil rebounded in Asia ahead of a July 24 gathering on OPEC as well as allies to review progress on output drops.
September delivery American West Texas Intermediate crude futures leapt 0.15% hitting $45.84 a barrel. In London, September delivery Brent crude futures grew 0.21% being worth $48.16 a barrel.
On Wednesday, the major US bank will provide its fresh view on rates ahead of the first look at American second quarter surge on Friday.
Last week, on Friday, oil prices settled lower for the second trading session in a row, concluding at its weakest level in nearly a week because market sentiment soured amid signs that supply from OPEC was braced for climbing notwithstanding the cartel's agreement to tame output.
On Friday, crude declined after tanker-tracking firm PetroLogistics informed that in July crude output from OPEC members was expected to soar by 145,000 barrels a day from last month.
The Canadian central bank will make a monetary policy report and announce interest rates on Wednesday, January 20, at 17:00 MT time. Also, the BOC press conference will be held later.
USD’s rally takes a pause, while riskier assets are modestly rising.
We are now past the middle of January, and this means that the largest US companies will report their earnings for the fourth quarter and many of them will provide the results of the entire 2020.