US Oil Tepid After 2-Month Highs

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USOIL – H4

The commodity had a poor November, but December was profitable and the new year has started on the offensive, with the current week being the fourth straight profitable one.

This led to two-month highs yesterday, which have opened the door towards October's multi-year highs (85,42), but we are not sure that it is ready to surpass it and bring 90.76 into the spotlight.

The move seems overextended and October's highs had led to the previously mentioned November decline, so a correction from these levels could be in the cards. As such we could see pressure towards 80.49-79.94, but the downside seems to have multiple support levels. For the upside momentum to pause, a break below the EMA200 would be required (76.10-58).

Today's calendar is light, with US PPI and Jobless claims standing out, while Fed's Ms Brainard testifies in the Senate.

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Nikos Tzabouras

Senior Market Specialist

Nikos Tzabouras is a graduate of the Department of International & European Economic Studies at the Athens University of Economics and Business. He has a long time presence at FXCM, as he joined the company in 2011. He has served from multiple positions, but specializes in financial market analysis and commentary.

With his educational background in international relations, he emphasizes not only on Technical Analysis but also in Fundamental Analysis and Geopolitics – which have been having increasing impact on financial markets. He has longtime experience in market analysis and as a host of educational trading courses via online and in-person sessions and conferences.

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