Pope Francis and President Barack Obama are set to hold private talks at the White House on Wednesday before the pontiff parades through streets of Washington on the first full day of his first visit to the United States.
Crude oil prices continue to feel the heat from a rise in U.S. rig counts and seasonal weakness, but is finding some support near the yearly lows. Oil sank after Baker Hughes said the U.S. oil rig increased by 6 to 670.
Crude oil is trading on very important historical support as the market tries to find support at $44 a barrel. For oil to go much below these price levels and stay there we would have be in a new paradigm, because according to research by Dave Boyce at Dixie-Industrial, it is a level that oil has been in only 3% of the time in the last 10 years.
After what Israel calls a historic mistake the Iran nuclear deal really could open up a new front in the OPEC production war. We know that OPEC's main reason for flooding the market was to try to defend market share from the upstart U.S. shale producer. But the potential return of Iranian oil may actually turn OPEC's production war away from the United States and focus on Iran.
A Greek deal and a possible Iran deal is giving crude oil mixed signals. On one hand, it seems that a deal in Greece will allow the market to focus on the more positive data that has been coming out of the Eurozone.