SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices remained atop three-month peaks on Thursday, extending a robust streak that began a week ago, as thawing trade relations between the United States and China supported global markets.
Brent crude futures edged up 8 cents to $66.25 a barrel by 0645 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude gained 4 cents to $60.97. Trading volume was thin, with not even news of President Donald Trump’s impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives stirring the oil market.
“We’re near the top of trading ranges for both Brent and WTI so it’s interesting to see them holding here,” said Michael McCarthy, chief market analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney.
While there is a clear uptrend in place on the daily technical price chart for WTI to potentially move towards $61.50 a barrel, there are also near-term risks – touching that price level may encourage traders to sell, McCarthy said.
“(Trading) volumes are terrible. A lot of people have given up for…
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