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Brent Crude Future Bear Pressures Intact for 2010 lows at 45.61 and 43.47

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Brent Crude Future Bear Pressures Intact for 2010 lows at 45.61 and 43.47

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February 2015 Contract

Recovery efforts failed to materialize on Thursday/Friday with stalls back from the 51.84/91 area to aim back lower this week, through mid-January and potentially for the month.

Another new cycle low Friday having last week surrendered the 78.6% retrace of the entire 2009-14 bull rally at 50.75 and the psychological/ option target at 50.00 to reinforce bearish pressures.

Short-term Outlook - Downside Risks: The threat for January is now to the significant 2010 lows at 45.61 and 43.47.

What Changes This? Above 55.84 eases bear risks; through 58.54 signals a neutral tone, only shifting positive above 63.70.

For Today:

  • We see a downside bias for 48.90; break here aims for 47.05/00, maybe closer to 45.61.
  • But above 51.44 aims through 51.84/91 and opens risk up to 52.80, maybe 53.60, which we would look to try to cap.

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Steve Miley is The Market Chartist and has over two decades of financial market experience with him. He spent 2009-2012 as a Director of the FX Technical Analysis Research Strategy team at Credit Suisse and was previously at Merrill Lynch for 15 years; 10 years as a technical analyst, 5 years in Fixed Income sales.

He was 2013 winner of the Technical Analyst Magazine Award for Best Independent Fixed Income Research & Strategy, Runner Up for the same award in 2014 and was the winner of Best FX Research & Strategy 2012 (at Credit Suisse).

Steve is a Member of the Society of Technical Analysts (MSTA) and holds a Masters Degree in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from Lincoln College, Oxford University.

Steve has covered all major asset classes including Rates & Credit, G10 & EM currencies, Equity Indices & Sectors and Commodities and has strong relationships across the institutional financial trading spectrum, including Central Banks, Real Money accounts, Hedge Funds and other Global Corporates.



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