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Speculators reduce bullish bets on WTI Crude

FXStreet (Mumbai) - The bullish bets on Crude prices stand at six week low as the Crude prices fell into a bear market territory over the last four months.

Speculators and money managers reduced net-long positions in West Texas Intermediate by 8.1 percent in the week ended Oct. 14. Meanwhile, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) data showed, short crude positions jumped to the highest level in 22 months.

However the CTC data comes with a one-week delay, thus the positioning may have changed in the last week after major investment banks predicted the rout may be over. As per Stephen Schork, president of Schork group, “The market has found an area of support around $80”.

WTI Crude is trading 0.40% higher today at USD 82.39/barrel, down from a high of USD 82.73/barrel hit earlier today.

WTI Crude Technical levels

WTI Crude has an immediate resistance of 84.78, above which prices can test 86.00 levels. On the other hand, Crude may re-test 80 levels if the prices fail to sustain above 82.00 levels.

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