Crude oil prices are continuing the rally with the spot WTI contract currently breaching the three-week old technical range resistance level. This morning OPEC released their monthly oil assessment. They kept global oil demand the same as in last month’s forecast and said they do not see an increase in demand for OPEC crude.
Crude oil group OPEC agreed to stick by its policy of unconstrained output for another six months on Friday, setting aside warnings of a second lurch lower in prices as some members such as Iran look to ramp up exports.
Soft data out of China and the United States have infused the overall market with a "bad news is good news" bid in the equity markets with relatively muddled responses from other market sectors including energies.