Commodity – Oil prices poised for fourth week of gains

Crude futures

Brent Oil  was trading 1.10% up at  $85.45.

Oil futures rose on Friday and were set for a fourth week of gains, boosted by supply constraints and a weaker dollar, though an imminent release of crude reserves from China looms.

Crude futures rose 85 cents, or 1%, to a two-month high of $85.32 a barrel at 0955 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude gained 58 cents, or 0.7%, to $82.70.

Crude prices turned positive as the dollar headed towards what could be its largest weekly fall in more than a year. A weaker dollar makes commodities more affordable for holders of other currencies. [FRX/]

Several banks have forecast oil prices of $100 a barrel this year, with demand expected to outstrip supply, not least as capacity constraints among OPEC+ countries come into focus.

“When you consider that OPEC+ is still nowhere near pumping to its overall quota, this narrowing cushion could turn out to be the most bullish factor for oil prices over the coming months,” said PVM analyst Stephen Brennock.

However, gains were limited after Reuters reported that China plans to release oil reserves around the Lunar New Year holidays between Jan. 31 and Feb. 6 as part of a plan coordinated by the United States with other major consumers to reduce global prices, sources said.

RSI Stood at 69.564, the current price is trading Above All the Moving Averages    . So, a  Buy trade can be executed with the following target and stop-loss:

TRADE SIGNAL-Brent OilBuy: 85.40, TARGET:-91.40, STOP LOSS:- 82.40.

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