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Crude Rotation

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I’m in total agreement that grease monkeys need not get excited unless they rip apart 5430s.  However, this week marks the first in many weeks that WTI has rotated right back to where it all started – the Weekly Opening Range (WOR) that was set Sunday night:


Experts are saying oil will head to $200 or $20 – pick a side.  Meanwhile, it’s been a nice bullish week and we’ll change our minds if they start breaking down weekly opening ranges again.

There’s no point in having a bias, only order flow 😉

What Do Texas Grease and PCLN Have In Common?

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In the laboratory and test kitchens here at TFP, we have been having some fun with volatility.  One of our latest studies focuses on statistically prominent inflections in order flow.  A favorite setup for light, sweet, and sometimes crude oil is the Sunday Night Snapout – a nice surge right as the globex session opens on Sunday evenings after squeezing shorts the preceding week. (more…)