Cfd Crude Oil Cl And Potential Trading Methods


Oil represents one of the top global commodities that may be traded on global commodity markets, while at the same time, it’s a fossil fuel for the production of different products like fuels (diesel, gasoline), plastics, fertilizers, or even some kinds of medical drugs.

Thanks to its wide use, oil has a significant impact on the day-to-day activities of the population all around the world, so it’s closely monitored by both, top economists as well as different companies and traders.

Long-term impacts of oil prices:

  • A decrease in oil prices often increases the availability of products, stimulating the economy growth
  • A rise in oil prices increases the costs of oil products, thus slowing down the growth of an economy, and in a worst-case, even decreasing economic output.

Factors affecting the prices of oil

  • Size of oil demand and supply
  • Subsidies to oil companies
  • International agreements
  • Stance and policies of oil-producing companies
  • Use of alternative resources
  • The geopolitical situation in the areas where oil is drilled (instability often increases the price of oil)

Monitoring oil supply

Unfortunately, oil belongs to precious commodities, so its occurrence in nature is markedly limited. Now, oil is drilled in ca hundreds of countries in the world, however, almost half of the global supply is drilled in just five of them. High concentration within the territory of certain countries provides such countries the opportunity to control the global supply of oil as well as its prices.

  • Explanation: Countries (5 countries above or organisations, as e.g. OPEC) may initiate an oil production decrease, thus halting the price drop and at the same time, they may increase prices of oil artificially while stopping it at the moment when the prices are, according to their opinion, adequate, so they can increase production to achieve better evaluation.

Oil demand

As in the case of other commodities and different products, oil demand rises also in case when the global economy is growing. This is all related to the fact that the population is willing to buy, pushing the production higher (including oil prices – e.g. plastics), thus increasing the need for transportation of the respective goods at the same time (higher demand for fuels). Conversely, a weakening economy decreases the demand for oil.

Potential methods of trading crude oil “CFDs”

Technical analysis

In the case of a number of instruments, technical analysis tends to represent a powerful tool to achieve interesting results in markets. Usually, this kind of analysis works the best for markets when the price development of the instrument is not manipulated artificially by the involved players.

Unfortunately, as stated above, oil is the commodity where its producers, if necessary, may affect its value. For this reason, trading oil by using technical analysis solely may represent a relatively difficult task, but not an impossible one.

Fundamental analysis

This kind of analysis represents a very good assistant for trading oil, and you are able to achieve interesting results with it. In particular the news, related to oil in any way, may affect future price development significantly. News about unexpected events tend to have the top impact on oil price developments.

  • An exemplary case here may be the weekend attack on oil fields in Saudi Arabia (14. 09. 2019) resulting in a significant gap on Monday when the exchange opened with oil prices higher by more than 10%.
    Despite the fact that after the opening of commodity exchange such an attack was reflected in the price of oil markedly, oil prices continued to grow, extending its gains from the opening price.


Making a short conclusion from the above, we see that commodities belong to one of the most complex trading instruments, and appropriate knowledge of their algorithm is usually the factor making the difference between successful traders and those who have not achieved it yet.

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