Weekend News 09Feb

USD-WTI & Brent-WTI Correlations.

As inferred last week (here) & (here), the 97s failed as support and the market auctioned lower into the middle Jan cluster (95s-97s), achieving a stopping point at/near the structural support, 95s. 

Market response at 95s will be key next week. IF 95s fail as support, then price discovery lower into the lowest Jan trade cluster, 94.30s-92.40s. IF 95s are defended as support, then the market will revisit 97s and possibly challenge the intermediate high at/near 98.20s. 
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Central Banks 

Geo-Politics

  • Iran Rejects Direct Talks With The US. (RT)
  • Geithner, “Creative & Tireless Thinker”, Joins CFR. (Zerohedge)

Supply/Demand & Markets

HFT/Algo 

Midweek News 06Feb

Source: EIA (Feb 2013)

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Central Banks

Geo-Politics

Supply/Demand & Markets

  • API: +3.6mil v +2.8mil exp. (Reuters)
  • EIA: +2.6mil v 2.6 exp. (EIA)
  • Water Use In Energy Sector Set To Double By 2035. (Oil Price)