OPEC meeting is schedule on Thursday the 30th November 2017. It is widely anticipated that OPEC members and other cooperating oil producing nations will agree an extension of the production cut beyond March 2018. It remains to be seen if they will and in what form. Any disappointment could be a big catalyst in which the saying “buy the rumour and sell the news” might hold true.
Please see the accompanying charts and comments in the update section below.
Conclusion: If the reversal of price is confirmed, then it could offer several ways of taking position either directly OR Oil related Stocks and ETFs.
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In addition, COT data shows large speculators who are trend followers are often wrong at major turning points. Their net long positions are at historical extreme along with historically Open Interest. This suggest that if there was a weakening in price, there will be many who might look for exit resulting in potential reversal
Further, Crude WTI and UK Brent are very highly correlated instruments an move in tandem. However, at major pivots they often divergence by one making new high or low and other failing to confirm that such as we did back in 2016 low. Similar divergence is being noted now with UK Brent failing to confirm new high posted by WTI as shown in the chart along with other details described in the recording
Oil is still completing the retracement. Once this is done, the price decline to $55 area is anticipated.
We have Net long by Large Speculators is at historic extreme, evem higher than July 2014 and stands at 657,590 with open interest also at historic high (as at close of business day on 9th January 2018). This could get even more extreme but is likely on borrowed time. I will republish this chart as soon as price is little clearer. In the mean time here is the chart with COT data -
If you wish need to understand how COT data can assist your analysis here is a link to short video -