29, August 2016

Brent (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

The oil market has stabilized in the support level of 49 dollars per barrel. At the same time moving above also failed. The news background still provides speculative driver for growth (the upcoming Energy Forum in Algeria, Iran's readiness to cooperate with OPEC). Fundamental factors are opposite to market gains (crude inventories rise in the United States).

Trading recommendations

FED position on interest rate hike will help to get out of consolidation- much will depend on US dollar market. We look forward to continuing consolidation in these ranges. $49-$51 – market range for upcoming week.