Oil about to get monkey-hammered?

NYMEX:CL1!   Light Crude Oil Futures
947 6 11
Forget the lines and forecasts, it is merely an indication to watch for the signs. And without pretty charts, no one looks at this stuff.

Rig count is decreasing at a rate only surpassed in 1987. (Stand to correction)
Even so, US oil             production is at record levels and increasing at a rate, bar no other time. Huh, I hear you say? Oil             producers are competing heavily for revenue to fund insolvent companies and service cheap (junk bond status) corporate debt.
By some calculations, spare oil             storage capacity is about to run out in May or June. At that point producers will need to flog surplus to a market that does not want it nor has space to store it.

High probability point number 1: Oil             is about to get alot cheaper. To what price, who knows.

If I owned the market, I would be faking out the market to the upside (before the price falls through the floor) and pull in every pimpled faced newbie trader/investor's buy orders (A genuine bull fake-out)

Point number 2: I am waiting for the price to fake-out $54 resistance with a new high above that, somewhere.

News will hit main stream media about storage, might even have Q1GDP slowdown news by then, throw in some slow growth in China news.

Short: Short when you see the fear bear candle above $54 and hear the "bad news" that has been known for months.
Commitment: 5% equity based on SL used.

No trade: I will stay out if the fake out does not occur or fundamentals and/or the current environment changes significantly.

Exit: When oil             is being pumped onto the streets or when the US government announces some sort of corporate oil             bailout, subsidy or tax cut or all of the above. (I don't know, make a judgement call)

Time frame: 1 or 2 months till entry, maybe. Exit, ask Obama.
Overall I think your forecast was spot on and is about to come to fruition.
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i am buying oil for my retirement, so i dont care, it's low now lol
BobbyBlueShoes theonepercent
:-) Yes, oil will be back eventually. I read once that the time to buy oil, is when Russia finally gives up on Iran. That's why oil is where it is, isn't it?
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jangseohee BobbyBlueShoes
notified us when Russia gives up on Iran :-)
mattcrook theonepercent
Yes - it will obviously go up in the next few weeks to's not going to go up significantly (I don't think above $53-54 ish until it is known with certainty we will not hit tank tops in Cushing. Yes, I realize we have more storage elsewhere in the is not, repeat NOT that we don't have other places to put is that we don't have an easy way to get it there necessarily (There are no pipelines running from Cushing to California for instance).

What could happen is Cushing hits tank tops...oil owners at that location have no choice but to start dumping oil onto the open market (downward pressure)...a lot of people have bought into long ETFs (USO, etc) as the price starts to fall some lose their nerve and sell (more oil on the market), price falls further..... It reverses when the price falls low enough that oil can be had at Cushing for a song (say $25-35 barrel) so anyone with an oil truck is racing to Cushing to load up on a cheap spot price in oil while simultaneously some oil produces simply cap operating wells to stop the flow.

This may not happen....probably 25% chance, but since there IS at chance no one is going to bid up oil too much until we are certain it won't. We probably won't be certain until oil inventories start to fall, or at least don't build anymore.
Look like a retracement
20 dollar is possible if it breaks 39, then 33 and ends up at the blue channel bottom?
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