Oil running on fumes
The oil price recovery may be starting to run on fumes after OPEC+ confirmed what markets had been pricing in over the last couple of weeks; that omicron won’t have an overly detrimental impact on crude demand. In continuing its 400,000 barrels per day, monthly increases, the group offered further comfort to investors that the economic impact is likely to be minor and short-lived.
The question now is whether the group can meet quotas which have reportedly been a challenge for certain member countries. That, along with the promising demand outlook, should keep prices well supported even if near-term indicators may be hinting at a little exhaustion in the rally.
Gold eyeing key resistance ahead of Fed minutes
Gold prices are pushing higher again on Wednesday ahead of the Fed meeting. The yellow metal fell hard at the start of the week but has been trying to recover since after finding support around USD 1,800.
If it can generate fresh upside momentum, challenges remain around the same key resistance levels. Just as we saw prior to the breakout in November, USD 1,833 looks key and failed attempts late last week and early this confirmed that. If it breaks above here, we could see new momentum which could propel it higher. Whether it will get that from the minutes later is another thing. The ADP has given it a nudge in the right direction though.
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