Crude Oil finished trading virtually unchanged at $68.12. This behavior was largely owed to the U.S. markets being closed on Monday. Therefore, there was lower than usual volatility in both the forex market and the commodity market. Furthermore, in mid-trading many investors ditched Crude Oil for equities, which was initiated by the announcement of the attempted takeover bid by Kraft Foods of Cadbury.
OPEC is set to meet on Wednesday 9th September, and is expected to maintain the production target of 24.845 million barrels a day in Vienna, according to Kuwaiti Oil Minister Sheikh Ahmed Al-Sabah. As trading volume returns back to normal today, there is likely to be very high fluctuations in the price of Crude Oil. Traders will be keeping one eye on tomorrow's OPEC meeting, and another eye on USD strength.