Expert oil traders generally follow a strategy. They will understand the fundamental factors that affect the price of oil and use a trading strategy that suits their trading style. Each trading strategy is different, risk management is an important component to consistent trading, like the effective use of leverage.
Comprehensive crude oil trading strategy could include:
Once a trader understands the fundamental supply and demand factors that affect the price of oil, he/she can look for entries into the market using technical analysis. Then, when a buy or sell signal has been identified using technical analysis, the trader can implement the proper risk management techniques. Let’s go through an example... On the 30th of November 2017, OPEC and Russia agreed to extend an oil production cut, which lead to a decrease in supply. This is the fundamental analysis a trader would need to incorporate into their strategy in order to identify buy signals in the market.