WTI drops further, near $58.00

FXStreet (Edinburgh) – The barrel of the American benchmark for the light crude oil is extending its downside on Monday, currently hovering over the $58.00 neighbourhood.

WTI worried about Greece

The barrel of WTI is following the broader sentiment in the global stock markets, posting its fourth straight loss amidst increasing worries on the Greek situation and the mounting possibility that the country could leave the euro area. Fanning the flames, Greek officials have already announced that Greece will not pay the IMF on Tuesday.

Crude oil prices remain unable to benefit from a softer greenback, which has been losing ground since the Asian opening today, totally fading the initial spike to the 96.40 area, in terms of the US Dollar Index.

Tomorrow’s deadline of the Iran nuclear talks with the Western powers has been also weighing on traders as of late. Recall that an agreement could well see sanctions against Iran lifted, allowing the oil-producer to re-start its production (albeit at an initial slow pace) and collaborate with the downside pressure on prices.

WTI relevant levels

WTI is now retreating 2.10% at $58.38 facing the next support at $57.21 (low Jun.5) ahead of $56.51 (low May 28) and then $56.07 (low Apr.28). On the other hand, a break above $61.83 (high Jun.2) would open the door to $61.91 (high Jun.11) and finally $62.22 (high Jun.10).

The barrel of the American benchmark for the light crude oil is extending its downside on Monday, currently hovering over the $58.00 neighbourhood…

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