Oil market volatility rose sharply after the release of inventory data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, sending the CBOE's oil volatility index out of a narrow trading range to hit a high of 43.8 percent. In addition to the surprise build in gasoline inventories, the first rise in stocks after 11 consecutive declines, the EIA report showed a large rise in crude oil stockpiles as gasoline demand continued to trail year-ago levels.
The underlying fundamentals haven't changed enough to see this kind of price change. This market is on edge.
Gasoline futures hit the New York Mercantile Exchange’s floor on price drops Wednesday, triggering a brief but unusual halt in oil and gasoline futures trading, and prompting the exchange to allow for even deeper losses. Read Story
Itz Pix is long oil via Proshares Ultra Crude Oil (UCO) and believes one should be a buyer of this decline. That said, make sure you limit any losses, maintain STOP on UCO @ $45. Cost Basis $49.08. Follow ITZ on Twitter for current updates and charts. Link to past posts
David Greenberg, of Greenberg Capital, discusses why the CME is raising oil margins with one hand, and increasing trading range with the other.
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