The oil price looks optimistic. What are the reasons?
Oil spikes on the tweet by Iran's foreign minister
The tweet by Iran's foreign minister increased the possibility of tensions in the region. It pushed the oil prices up.
On H4, Brent's price has tested the $65.2 level. If this level is broken, the next support will lie at $65.76. From the downside, the first support will lie at $63.46. After that, bears will pay attention to the $63 level.
WTI has touched the resistance at $59.42. If it is broken, the next level will lie at $59.85. Bears will be focused on the downward movement to the $57.80 level (50-period SMA). The next support will lie at $57.2.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.