Oil – Negotiation Games Begin

Oil prices fell almost 10% overnight after rallying 37% at the end of last week.

The rally last week was ignited following President Donald Trump saying to CNBC on Thursday that he expected Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to announce a deal to cut production by up to 15 million barrels, and that he had spoken to both countries’ leaders.

The meeting was set for Monday and then “by no surprise really”, it was canceled on the weekend and maybe rescheduled for Thursday.

These on-again-off-again negotiations with OPEC are common. We expect a deal of some description to be reached and a production cut should be forthcoming.

Watch oil for a classic “FTFT” technical pattern. We look to buy the dip on this pullback.

30-year graph of oil. 



Copper – Deep Value

Copper is now trading 50% below 2010 high.  We recommend buying OZ Minerals as a proxy for long copper and gold. OZ Minerals has an expanding production profile as the Carrapateena copper-gold mine in South Australia comes online.

Buy Oz Minerals at $7.25

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Banks – Dividend Cuts

Earlier this week European banks announced they will be suspending dividends. If the banks are to receive bailouts from the central banks, this will likely follow in other countries.

RBNZ today announced it has agreed with the banks that during this period of economic uncertainty there will be no payment of dividends on ordinary shares.

Downside risks remain for Australian banks and we identify short term resistance in ANZ as an example of the price pattern playing out across the sector.