Brent crude crossed $66 a barrel and WTI Texas went past the $56 mark last week as oil analysts see these bullish signs as an early indicator of more to come.
“Oil has previously struggled during previous periods of risk aversion but, like its fellow commodities, is fond of a weaker dollar and is continuing to respond to favourable reports this week,” Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at brokerage OANDA, wrote in a morning market briefing. “Brent and WTI are both now seriously testing a major resistance zone, around $65 and $55, respectively, the break of which could be the catalyst for another rally.”
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The video below covers Brent crude oil prices hitting 2019 highs above $65 per barrel on Friday, spurred by U.S. sanctions against Venezuela and Iran as well as OPEC-led supply cuts.
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