Weekend News 24Aug

The market began this week with Balance, 106.60s-107.70s, around last week’s Settlement, 107.30s, before sell programs entered, driving price lower into midweek, achieving the Wkly Stopping Point Low, 103.50s, at/near the multi-week Structural Support. 

The market balanced, 103.50s-104s, as buy programs entered, driving price higher into week’s end, achieving the Stopping Point, 106.95s, closing at/near 106.40s. 


Central Banks

  • Fed Policy “Under Fire” At Jackson Hole Confab. (Reuters)
  • Dollar’s Weak Trajectory As China & Japan Dump Treasuries.  (Reuters)


  • US Readies Possible Missile Strike Against Syria. (RT)
  • IMF Chief Warns Of QE Tapering Risks. (Telegraph)

Supply/Demand & Markets 

  • Mexico’s President Courts Big Oil With End To State Monopoly. (Businessweek)
  • Q2 Calls Highlight Permian’s Prospectivity. (Platts)

WTI Crude: Daily TPO & Price. 23Aug


The market has balanced, 105.45s-104.70s, around Thu Settlement, following yesterday’s short covering rally/inventory adjustment into the Thu close.

Focus into the Pit session on the response to the current trade cluster high, 105.35s. Sellside failure there would result in trade higher into overhead low usage area, 105.50s-107s. Should sellside defend the high, rotational trade through the current trade cluster, 105.35s-103.50s, would be the expectation.