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Oil Costs Drop on Potential OPEC Disappointment, CAD Extends Losses – US Market Open

MARKET DEVELOPMENT – Oil Costs Drop as OPEC Disappoints, CAD Losses Lengthen

CAD: Following yesterday’s dovish BoC maintain, the Canadian Greenback has weakened additional with the most recent dip brought on by the renewed sell-off in oil costs forward of the OPEC assembly. In the present day noticed BoC Governor Poloz elevate considerations that the economic system might sluggish additional than anticipated, including that oil costs are considerably beneath the BoC’s forecasts in October. USDCAD hovers above 1.34, a break of 1.3450 retains the uptrend intact.

AUD: The Australian Greenback is on the backfoot as soon as once more as commerce conflict optimism fades quickly after the Canada arrests Huawei’s CFO on the request of US authorities. Consequently, this has put optimistic progress on commerce discussions between the US and China doubtful, in flip weighing on the AUD. Alongside this, whereas RBA Debelle highlighted that the subsequent transfer in rates of interest is most certainly up, the speed setter did observe that there could possibly be scope for a minimize, additional prompting a pronounced sell-off within the AUD.

Oil: WTI and Brent crude futures bought off closely within the European morning because the Saudi Arabia signalled that not solely had been they ready for no settlement to chop manufacturing but in addition that cuts could also be across the 1mbpd mark, which is barely beneath consensus (1.2-1.3mbpd). Elsewhere, the spill-over from commerce conflict considerations added to the bearish sentiment in oil costs. Official OPEC announcement scheduled from 1500GMT.

Oil Prices Drop on Potential OPEC Disappointment, CAD Extends Losses - US Market Open

Information as of 1425GMT

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Oil Prices Drop on Potential OPEC Disappointment, CAD Extends Losses - US Market Open


Oil Prices Drop on Potential OPEC Disappointment, CAD Extends Losses - US Market Open

USDCAD: Data reveals 16.three% of merchants are net-long with the ratio of merchants quick to lengthy at 5.15 to 1. In reality, merchants have remained net-short since Oct 09 when USDCAD traded close to 1.28092; value has moved four.5% greater since then. The variety of merchants net-long is 45.7% decrease than yesterday and 49.eight% decrease from final week, whereas the variety of merchants net-short is 48.2% greater than yesterday and 23.four% greater from final week.

We sometimes take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the actual fact merchants are net-short suggests USDCAD costs might proceed to rise. Merchants are additional net-short than yesterday and final week, and the mixture of present sentiment and up to date modifications offers us a stronger USDCAD-bullish contrarian buying and selling bias

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— Written by Justin McQueen, Market Analyst

To contact Justin, e mail him at Justin.mcqueen@ig.com

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