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Oil Prices Continue Slide

Posted 11/01/2019 7:34AM CT | Alexander Turro

Oil prices have fallen for the fourth consecutive session amid a 5.7-million barrel increase in EIA crude stocks as well as soft global economic data with Chinese manufacturing activity falling to an eight month low and Chicago PMIs falling into contraction territory and the lowest on record since December 2015. Adding to the bearish sentiment were renewed concerns over the ongoing U.S.-China trade war with Chinese officials reportedly skeptical of a longer-term deal. In addition, record U.S. production has weighed on prices. Despite the recent pullback, Dec crude remains about 4.00 above the October low with geopolitical risk an ongoing threat. The market is bullish trend with today’s range seen between 53.09 – 57.38.

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Alexander Turro

Market Strategist
Alex began his career with an IB at the Chicago Board of Trade after graduating with a BA/BS from Indiana University. He then went on to work for a proprietary trading software company before joining RJO Futures as a Market Strategist.
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