What’s Next for Oil?

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • The Oil Crash and Contango Explained
  • Why Is Copper Considered to have a PhD?

Stock futures are enjoying a solid 1%+ bounce this morning while international markets were mixed overnight as oil prices are relatively steady following a two day rout.

WTI crude oil futures, which turned negative on Monday, are wavering between gains and losses this morning but are importantly well above yesterday’s lows ahead of the key weekly EIA inventory report this morning (10:30 ET).

There are no Fed speakers today and just one second tiered economic report that shouldn’t move markets: FHFA House Price Index (E: 0.4%).

Earnings season is in full swing, continuing today with reports from: DAL (-$0.72), T ($0.84), BIIB ($7.74), CSX ($0.92), AA (-$0.29), KMI ($0.24), DFS ($1.80), and STX ($1.29).

Investors remain shaken by the historic surge in oil market volatility this week and energy will continue to be a primary focus of the market today.

And if the EIA print mid-morning is bearish (big inventory builds, resilient U.S. production, low refinery runs), and oil comes for sale again, stocks will likely struggle to maintain this morning’s bid.