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WTI Crude tanks further, Option traders target $77.50 by Dec

FXStreet (Mumbai) - The WTI Crude prices continue to fall towards a two and a half year low of USD 83.59/barrel hit during the last week. The prices are down 1.25% to trade at USD 84.75/barrel.

The fundamentals of weak demand, weak global growth and excess supplies continue to dominate the market sentiment. Moreover, the weak fundamentals of Crude oil are evident from the activity in the Options data which shows traders are targeting USD 77.50/barrel by December. Implied volatility of January WTI options at that level shows a 25 delta, which is a 25% portability that a $77.50 put option will end up in the money at the Dec. 16 expiration.

Moreover, the Oil and Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) group has blamed the speculators for the recent slump in the Oil prices.

WTI Crude Technical levels

Crude has an immediate support of 84.09 below which prices can slump to 83.59 levels. Meanwhile, a breach of 85.00 levels on the upside, shall open doors for the re-test of 86.29 levels.

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