Oil To Drop After Rise in Inventories

West Texas Intermediate headed for its biggest monthly loss since November on signs that crude inventories increased from an 83-year high in the U.S., the world’s biggest oil consumer. Brent slid as President Putin cautioned against further sanctions on Russia over Ukraine.

Futures dropped as much as 1.3 percent in New York, declining for the first time in three days. Crude stockpiles probably increased by 2.2 million barrels to 399.9 million last week, according to a Bloomberg News survey before government data today. Supplies rose by 3 million, an industry report showed yesterday. Brent is poised for a rebound in April as sanctions on Russia were strengthened over the Ukraine crisis and gunmen opened fire at Libya’s parliament.

via Bloomberg

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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