zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 12, 2017 8:15 PM
Any hopes for an early rebound in oil following last week’s torrid plunge in WTI and Brent appear to be dashed, at least at the open, when WTI promptly tumbled below $48/barrel.
While there have been no materal adverse catalysts over the weekend, three factors are being mentioned by Sunday night trading desks as drivers behind the latest seloff.
First: price momentum has simply persisted from the Friday US selloff, as Asian funds catch up to the US action.
Second, some have pointed to a report by JPM’s Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou from Friday evening, which warns of “commodity downside” as a result of persistent near-record net long futures positioning, and warns that “a pending normalization/mean-reversion of spec positions in commodity futures has begun.” Here are some of the reports highlights:
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