Traders are still speculating about what caused the late selloff in crude oil yesterday. The...

|By:, SA News Editor

Traders are still speculating about what caused the late selloff in crude oil yesterday. The Kilduff Report's Michael Fitzpatrick says it wasn’t a release by the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, nor was it some unusual trading activity. It was long liquidation, simple as that. JBC Energy adds that the fact that a selloff occurred for both Nymex crude and Brent “implies that this was no technical glitch, but rather a profit-taking strategy by major market participants that were worried about a price correction.”