Brent and NYMEX earn in Asia as traders look ahead to API estimates
On Tuesday, crude oil prices held their revenues with traders cautious after bearish supply forecasts unsettled the energy market overnight and also ahead of industry estimates on American stockpiles.
The American Petroleum Institute is expected to publish its estimates of American crude and refined stockpiles late on Tuesday, with the US Department of Energy to issue its own more closely-watched data on Wednesday.
In New York, September delivery WTI crude futures soared 0.23%, hitting $43.23 per barrel, while October delivery Brent crude futures soared 0.33% at $45.28 per barrel.
Overnight, oil futures edged down abruptly, going down to a new three-month minimum, as continuing concerns regarding global oversupply as well as a resurgent American dollar remained in focus.
During Monday's trading session, crude sagged to its lowest value since late-April as market participants reacted to further indications of a supply glut on global energy markets.
Gold dips towards 1-month minimum ahead of Fed gathering
On Tuesday, gold kept extending its losses from the previous session during European trade, going down towards a one-month minimum, as market participants readjusted their trading positions ahead of the Fed’s two-day monetary policy gathering due to start later this day.
As a matter of fact, the Fed isn’t supposed to take action on interest rates at the conclusion of its gathering on Wednesday, though market participants are on the verge of scrutinizing its policy statement for new hints as for the timing of interest rate lifts within the next several months.
In New York, December delivery gold futures sank 0.18%, being worth $1,324.80 per troy ounce. Yesterday, the given commodity dipped to a session minimum of $1,311.10 per troy ounce, just higher a one-month minimum of $1,310.70, as renewed hopes for a Federal Reserve rate lift later this year drove the greenback.
A recent string of better than expected American data revived rumors that the Fed is going to lift interest rates before the end of 2016. Currently, interest rate futures are pricing in a 52% chance of a rate lift by December, compared to less than 20% the previous week and up from 9% at the beginning of this month.