Crude Oil experienced another day of depreciation as prices fell nearly 3% to $68.04 in this morning's early trading session. Oil prices traded down for the second straight day yesterday as economic concerns sent investors into safer havens, outweighing positive U.S. manufacturing and home sales data. The declines came after U.S. stocks dropped as renewed worries about the health of the U.S. financial sector shook investor confidence.
As for today, the Crude Oil inventories figures will be released. Expectations show a drop to -0.8M from last week's of 0.2MM. Traders can, and should, expect wide market volatility around the 14:00 GMT release of these inventories figures because of Crude Oil's recent importance to today's market.