With crude oil futures on the move we are compelled to offer our thoughts on the subject, but don’t expect any bold directional opinions. The oil market is a major turning point in which the direction is even less predictable than usual. Additionally, we could see oil simply settle into a $10.00 range for the time being. That said, given weak seasonal tendencies by mid-October, we must believe any short-term strength the market might muster in the coming weeks will be short-lived. Let’s look at some of the mixed signals we are seeing in West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures traded on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) division of the CME Group.