Jobs data, Inventories and Dollar lead to mix day

Posted by Mark Pszeniczny on Apr 21, 2011 3:43:00 PM

Another mixed end to another volitile session that saw both RBOB and HEAT finish on opposite sides of par.  Solid early morning gains built on Wednesdays DOE report that had all products reporting substantial draws, much higher than expectations, eventually gave way to news of yet another dismal Job report.  The number of Jobless claims missed analysts expectations by about 10,000 claims that sent the pits down at the Opening Bell.   Heat and RBOB were down almost .04 each as Crude remained strong on a falling dollar.  The Dollar continues to  hover around a 2 1/2 year low.  While strife continues abroad, the threat of barrels off the market appears to be taking a back seat.  The Saudi cartel have stated that there is no need for excess production as buyers appear to be limited.  As we mentioned, the volitility from day to day has remained with a downward bias.  The hope amongst peers is that at somepoint it falls off the shelf.  As a reminder, the NYMEX is closed Friday in observance of Good Friday.  At the Close Crude added 81 cents to $112.29, RBOB jumped .0313 to $3.3086 and HEAT fell .0222 to $3.1992.

DAILY HEATING OIL CHART

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RBOB CLOSE
                 CLOSE       CHANGE MAY    33086       +.0313
JUN    32723       +.0239
JUL    32425        +.0186
AUG    32141       +.0144
SEP     31848       +.0124
OCT    30337        +.0108
HEAT CLOSE
          CLOSE    CHANGE
MAY    31992       -.0222
JUN    32162       -.0197
JUL    32352       -.0181
AUG    32535        -.0169
SEP    32711       -.0157
OCT    32880        -.0150

Topics: Dollar falls, Jobless numbers

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