Heavy Selloff Ended On A Bounce

What looked like a heavy selloff yesterday ended on a bounce with RBOB futures adding .0129 on the day and HO losing just 55 points. Prices look similar this morning if a bit muted ahead of inventory data due out from the EIA at 9:30 CDT.

A good reminder as to why the market typically waits for the EIA data as some can’t seem to agree on the API’s crude oil inventory change last week:

+4.45 million barrels

-1.7 million barrels

-708,000 barrels

Without choosing which number to believe, some are attributing the slight downward pressure felt this morning to US-China trade war resolution delays, which may not be ready to execute next month.

WTI futures held above a main resistance level at $55.50 yesterday after testing waters beneath it. A bearish EIA report could press the issue and cause crude prices to break out to the downside, possibly leading to the $54 level.


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