. Oil rises as markets expect continuous fall of inventories

Oil rises as markets expect continuous fall of inventories

03 Aug 2021

Brent Oil was trading 0.36% up at  $73.25.

Oil rose on Tuesday on expectation of a continuous decline in U.S. oil inventories, recouping some losses from the previous session due to lingering concern over rising cases of the Delta coronavirus variant.

Brent, the international benchmark for oil prices, rose 60 cents, or 0.8%, to $73.49 a barrel, at 0905 GMT.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was up 63 cents, or 0.9%, at $71.89 a barrel.

Both markets dropped more than 3% on Monday.

“Some market participants see Monday’s price set-back as a bit exaggerated, considering that we are likely to see another decline in oil inventory this week,” UBS analyst Giovanni Staunovo said.

A preliminary Reuters poll showed U.S Crude and product inventories likely declined last week with both distillates and gasoline stockpiles predicted to have fallen for a third straight week.

Despite recent fluctuations, oil prices are high and healthy, lifting earnings of major oil firms. BP , Diamondback  Energy Inc, Continental Resources  Inc and Pioneer Natural Resources Co reported strong second-quarter profit this week.

Brent prices have risen more than 40% since the beginning of the year.

However, concerns over the spread of Delta variant in the United States and China, the top oil consumers, put pressure on prices.

In China, the spread of the Delta variant from the coast to inland cities has prompted authorities to impose strict measures to bring the outbreak under control.

“Delta related concerns will likely keep oil markets volatile over the coming weeks but at the same time we also see flying activity across Europe and the U.S. continue to grind higher, supporting oil demand,” Staunovo said.

On the technical front Brent Oil , RSI Stood at 47.817, the current price is trading  Below All  the Moving Averages  . So, a  Sell trade can be executed with the following target and stop-loss:

TRADE SIGNAL- Brent Oil– SELL: 73.30, TARGET:-67.30, STOP LOSS:- 76.30.