Clients got my oil short thesis last Friday despite OPEC’s historic meeting to cut production which many believed to be bullish. I followed up with my detailed analysis last Saturday for clients which was reprinted below by SeeItMarket on Wednesday.

Today, crude hit my $17 handle – a 19 year low.

The front-month contract in West Texas Intermediate, the New York-traded benchmark for U.S. oil, plunged to as low as $17.31 per barrel Friday — marking a bottom since 2001 — as it headed for delivery. The contract settled at $18.27, down 8% on the day and 18.5% on the week.

Crude is now down 36% in the two weeks since that April 3 peak – which we also caught in my live trading room. Since hitting $63.27 a barrel in early January, US crude has lost a stunning 71% of its value.
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