|Bid||26.62 x 900|
|Ask||26.79 x 1100|
|Day's Range||25.78 - 26.92|
|52 Week Range||18.03 - 32.42|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|YTD Daily Total Return||12.16%|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||-2.44|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.95%|
Investing.com -- Oil prices extended losses into Asian trade on Friday amid persistent fears that slowing economic growth will erode demand this year, with dismal readings from China further denting sentiment.
Oil prices rose Thursday, helped by Saudi Arabia’s surprise production cut and signs of increased Asian demand, but concerns about the important western markets have limited gains. Saudi Arabia’s decision, announced Sunday, to cut its crude output by 1 million barrels per day in July on top of a broader OPEC+ deal to limit supply into 2024 has created a support base for the market. “Crude oil demand from Asia has been recovering over the last few months as the pace of interest rate hikes slows down and economic growth picks up,” said analysts at ING, in a note.
Investing.com -- Oil prices kept to a tight range in early Asian trade on Thursday as markets took stock of mixed demand signals from major world economies, while initial support from a Saudi production cut now appeared to be waning.
Crude prices rose about 1% Wednesday after mixed data on U.S. fuels helped oil longs recoup losses from a day ago and reset trajectory in a market showing little regard thus far for deep production cuts announced by Saudi Arabia. New York-traded West Texas Intermediate, or WTI, crude settled up 79 cents, or 1.1%, at $72.53 per barrel, offsetting Tuesday’s decline of 0.6%. WTI and Brent rallied as much as 2% earlier in the session, with some traders attributing the run-up to belated enthusiasm over Saudi Arabia’s declaration after Sunday’s meeting of the OPEC+ alliance that it will cut an additional one million barrels per day in July to effectively take 2.5M barrels off its regular daily output.
U.S. crude stockpiles fell last week bucking expectations for a build but inventories of fuel jumped way above forecasts, the government agency in charge of energy data said as it issued a mixed weekly report on supply-demand amid the start of peak travel for summer. The weekly draw in crude came despite a 1.9 million barrel release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, or SPR. The Biden administration has been tapping the SPR since late 2021 to prevent extraordinary tightness in U.S. crude supply that could lead to spikes in pump prices of fuel.
Investing.com -- Oil prices fell in Asian trade on Wednesday as weak Chinese trade data spurred more fears of slowing demand in the country, with prices having now reversed all gains made earlier this week on the back of supply cuts by the OPEC.
U.S. crude stockpiles likely rose last week, while inventories of fuel surged, petroleum industry group API indicated in a report Tuesday that delivered a mixed outcome for oil bulls betting on higher oil demand with the advent of summer travel. In the prior week to May 26, the petroleum industry group reported a crude build of 5.202M barrels. Notwithstanding the overall crude draw, the API cited an inventory growth of 1.535M barrels specifically at the Cushing, Oklahoma hub that takes delivery of U.S. crude.
Oil prices fell Tuesday as concerns over the global economic outlook overshadowed the impact of Saudi Arabia’s surprise announcement of additional production cuts. Both benchmarks soared as much as 3% on Monday after Saudi Arabia, the world's top exporter, said at the weekend its output would drop by one million barrels per day in July in an attempt to boost crude prices. Saudi Arabia followed up Tuesday by increasing its export prices for all regions for July, selling its Arab Light crude for buyers in the crucial Asian region at a $3 a barrel premium, an increase of around 45 cents a barrel compared with June.
Investing.com -- Oil prices crept lower in Asian trade on Tuesday as initial optimism over more supply cuts by Saudi Arabia and the OPEC was largely offset by persistent concerns over slowing economic growth and weakening demand.
Oil prices soared Monday after Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest exporter, pledged over the weekend to cut production by a further million barrels per day from July in an attempt to support a market hit by macroeconomic headwinds. Saudi Arabia, the de facto leader of the group of top producers known as OPEC+, announced on Sunday that the kingdom's output would drop to 9 million barrels a day in July from around 10 million barrels a day in May, the country’s biggest cut in years. This voluntary cut comes on top of the ongoing deal by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies, including Russia, to limit supply into 2024.
Investing.com -- Oil prices rose sharply in early Asian trade on Monday after Saudi Arabia pledged deep production cuts in July, while the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and Allies agreed to extend supply cuts into 2024.
Fear that the OPEC+ alliance of world oil producers could announce a third production cut in nine months led crude prices to rally again on Friday, significantly paring weekly losses. London-traded Brent crude was up $1.75, or 2.4%, to $76.03. Like WTI, Brent was down 1% on the week.
Investing.com -- Oil prices rose in Asian trade on Friday as markets cheered the approval of a bill to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and avoid a default, although uncertainty ahead of an OPEC meeting over the weekend kept gains in check.
It’s the same script that plays out before each OPEC+ meeting and we’re seeing it again. Crude prices settled up as much as 3% Thursday, paring the 7% loss from three previous days of trading, as market participants braced for the possibility that OPEC+ would announce another output cut at its meeting this weekend — against bets for a stay. It was one reason for the late-week comeback in oil prices despite a dismal weekly supply-demand report on oil released by the U.S. government.
U.S. crude stockpiles rose last week while fuel inventories were mixed, according to government data on Thursday that bucked expectations for falls in both as oil bulls bet on higher energy demand with the advent of summer travel. The U.S. crude inventory balance rose by 4.489 million barrels during the week ended May 26, the Energy Information Administration, or EIA, said in its Weekly Petroleum Status Report. In the prior week to May 19, the EIA reported a deficit of 12.456M barrels, the most in six months or the week ended November 25.
Investing.com -- Oil prices rose in Asian trade on Thursday, rebounding from near one-month lows as investors cheered progress towards averting a U.S. debt default, while signs of life in Chinese manufacturing also brewed some optimism over a demand recovery in the country.
U.S. crude stockpiles likely rose last week along with inventories of fuel, petroleum industry group API indicated in a report Wednesday that bucked expectations for falls in both as oil bulls bet on higher energy demand with the advent of summer road, air and seaborne travel. The U.S. crude inventory balance rose by 5.202 million barrels during the week ended May 26, according to the API, or American Petroleum Institute. The petroleum industry group reported a crude draw of 6.799M barrels in the prior week to May 19.
Oil prices hit four-week lows on Wednesday after weak manufacturing data from China, the world’s largest crude importer, raised fears about demand growth in the second half of the year. The dollar’s surge on expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates again in June added to the weight on crude futures that are priced in the U.S. currency. New York-traded West Texas Intermediate, or WTI, crude settled down $1.37, or 2%, at $68.09 per barrel.
Investing.com -- Oil prices edged lower in Asian trade on Wednesday, retaining steep declines from the prior session as markets awaited a vote on the U.S. debt ceiling, while disappointing economic data from China brewed more concerns over sluggish demand.
Oil prices slumped Tuesday as concerns about future economic growth, particularly in the U.S., the largest consumer of crude in the world, overshadowed relief over the signing of a deal to lift the U.S. debt ceiling. U.S. President Joe Biden and Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced an agreement over the weekend after weeks of fraught negotiations over raising the $31.4 trillion debt ceiling. The deal would raise the debt ceiling for two years, effectively pushing the normally fraught negotiations beyond the 2024 presidential election, and cap some government expenditures.
Investing.com -- Oil prices reversed early gains to trade lower on Tuesday as fears of more interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve and slowing economic growth largely offset optimism over raising the U.S. debt ceiling.
Investing.com -- Oil prices rose in Asian trade on Monday as U.S. lawmakers said they had reached a provisional agreement to raise the debt ceiling, with focus now turning to key Chinese data this week for cues on the world’s largest oil importer.
Investing.com-- Oil prices retreated in Asian trade on Friday, extending a sharp drop from the prior session as traders awaited more clarity on the OPEC’s plans for future production cuts, while concerns over the U.S. debt ceiling kept markets on edge.
Oil prices fell Thursday, handing back some of the week’s strong gains as U.S. debt ceiling uncertainty and a stronger dollar weighed on the crude market. Fears of a U.S. debt default have grown after rating agency Fitch raised the possibility of a downgrade to the U.S.’s prized “AAA” rating, placing it on credit watch negative, citing the uncertainty surrounding the negotiations to lift the country’s $31.4 trillion debt ceiling. "Fitch still expects a resolution to the debt limit before the X-date," the credit agency said in a report.
Investing.com -- Oil prices fell slightly in Asian trade on Thursday, capping off three days of gains amid growing pressure from a strong dollar, while uncertainty over the U.S. debt ceiling persisted as a June deadline to reach a deal grew closer.