Traders are closely monitoring the oil markets as anticipation builds for the upcoming OPEC+ meeting scheduled for November 26th. This key gathering of oil-producing nations has sparked speculation about potential supply cuts, particularly led by Saudi Arabia, which has already driven West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and prices upward for two consecutive days. WTI is currently trading at $77.34 a barrel, while Brent stands at $81.85.
Amidst these developments, the US Dollar has shown signs of weakness, dipping below critical technical averages in the DXY index, which tracks the currency against a basket of major peers like the Euro. This downturn is contributing to an increase in commodity prices and hints at a possible further decline of the dollar in foreign exchange markets.
Adding to the complex market dynamics, Russia has strategically reduced its seaborne crude exports to levels last seen in August. This move comes just days before OPEC’s meeting and aligns with expert predictions from RBC that suggest OPEC+ may be considering more substantial and deeper production cuts as part of a collective effort to stabilize the market.
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