The risk/reward is very interesting here since the last 2 years range is over $100 to the current $30. If the price of oil falls to $20, it will be a big win for all of us too from lower transportation costs and lower heating costs. But it oil turns and goes up from here it could be a big negative. It will make sense to lock in these low prices for as long as possible, perhaps the next 10 years.
What is the best way to achieve this "hedge"? That remains to be the item to discuss. It could be looking around for "oil in the ground" through the various companies that own vast reserves of oil that can be pumped up when prices rise. You can research for yourself and find companies with reasonable debt levels, solid cash flow, low production costs and lower dividend payouts.
Either way, I like the odds here that oil can go up $70-$100 in the next 5 years, but I don't see it going down more than $10 for a risk/reward ratio of 7:1 - 10:1. Those kind of upside/downside rewards are rarely offered in the markets.
On a SHORT TERM basis: Look at the various technical setups.
1. There is a lower drop on this recent push down, implying weaker sellers. (see chart below)
2. Short term price oscillators are turning back up (See xo -100). It's a measure of price relative to the 11-day average.
3. Longer term price oscillators are failing to keep downside momentum. See the bottom window where the 1 year has been making higher lows with each push down, which is a "standard divergence".
4. My proprietary "RgMov" price trend indicator is showing that the new lows were not confirmed.
Keep in mind that this is a continuous contract and is NOT a real contract. To achieve this price return, you would have to roll from one contract to the next and it could either cost you a lot of money or it could hand you free money. Owning crude oil above the ground is an expensive proposition.
Keep me appraised of your "BEST WAY" to own crude oil . I'll do my best to reply or respond to your questions or comments.
BUY CRUDE OIL 31.01 LAST, 20 stop, 100 target - long term (1 year - 5 years)
BUY CRUDE OIL 31.01 LAST, 45 target, 20 stop - medium term (6-12 months)
Tim 1/14/2016 Thursday 11:42AM EST