Fundamentally speaking, the following are some generalized points to be made supporting the aforementioned:
* According to the Energy Information Agency, Crude Oil Stocks rose by 4.87 million barrels from 1/30 to 2/6.
* Marginal producers are only beginning to exit the market. According to Erin Gibbs, Chief Investment Officer at Standard & Poor's, we are yet to see major cutbacks in oil .
* As a means to maximize long-run revenue, OPEC should not begin cutting production until marginal producers exit the market. Moreover, if they could maximize any price increases by delaying production cutbacks until demand reduces the current glut.
* remains relatively low, well below the Fed's two percent target. Considering this, there is no inflationary pressure in the price of oil . Additionally, interest rates will likely not be raised, given the most recent FOMC statement.
* Ukraine and Russia have agreed to a cease-fire. Albeit, this will likely fail in the long-run, but given the short nature of this trade, this news will likely push price further down.
* Greece continues to be a nebulous factor. The ambiguity is leading to a somewhat stationary dollar. The Euro is beginning to find some resistance and stability at 1.1375. Unless the dollar loses strength suddenly, this will likely lack influence on the price of oil . If the dollar continues to gain strength, we can expect demand for oiling in emerging economies, like China, to reduce.
* The , a good indicator of momentum, indicates that positions long oil are diminishing. I have provided a link below to Littleriver's chart work demonstrating this.
All being said, I have a stance on Oil in the near-term. I prefer not to offer time-horizons given the nature "Mr. Market", but I tend to err on the side of caution; perhaps we see oil drop until late March. With the Fed making its announcement during the 3rd week of march, I'm choosing to stay in a more defensive position with higher cash reserves. Cognitive of this, I am choosing to take a relatively smaller position, but adding leverage by purchasing DWTI: Nymex Oil WTI 3x leverage.
Purchase @ $94.00
Target @ $130.00 (Resistance at $132.47 and $130.95) I will close position if I see strong support on bottom
Stop-loss @ $87.50