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Brent crude price reversal following OPEC+ decision

The group decided to reduce production by an additional one million barrels per day.

Source: Bloomberg

Key Takeaways:

  1. OPEC+ announced a strategic decision to cut oil production, influenced by Saudi Arabia's desire to maintain high oil prices.
  2. The production cut will reduce output by an additional one million barrels per day, which is expected to have significant implications for the global oil market.
  3. OPEC+ plays a crucial role in the oil industry and their decisions can greatly impact oil prices worldwide, affecting gas prices and the stock market.
  4. The decision to cut production reflects the ongoing power dynamics within the global oil market, with Saudi Arabia showcasing its influence within OPEC+ by successfully lobbying for the production cut.
  5. The move by OPEC+ underscores the importance of oil prices in supporting national economies, as Saudi Arabia seeks higher prices to bolster its own economy.

In a strategic move, the OPEC+ oil cartel, comprising members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other major oil producers like Russia, announced on Thursday that they would be cutting oil production. This decision was heavily influenced by Saudi Arabia, as the country was keen on maintaining high oil prices.

The group decided to reduce production by an additional one million barrels per day. This decision is expected to have significant implications for the global oil market.

OPEC and its allies, known collectively as OPEC+, have been key players in the oil industry for many years. Their decisions can significantly impact oil prices worldwide, affecting everything from gas prices to the stock market. This recent decision to cut production is a strategic move aimed at keeping oil prices up.

The decision by OPEC+ also reflects the ongoing power dynamics within the global oil market. Saudi Arabia, one of the world's largest oil producers, has been pushing for higher oil prices to support its economy. By successfully lobbying for a production cut, it demonstrates the influence it wields within OPEC+.

Brent crude oil – technical trading view

Source: IG

The share price of brent crude has formed an inverse head and shoulders reversal pattern (shaded grey). The reversal pattern suggests that the near-term downtrend is now reversing into a short-term uptrend. A close above 82.60, the neckline, would confirm the pattern. In this scenario, 87.20 becomes the initial upside resistance target from the move, while a close below the 80.60 level might be used as a stop loss indication.

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