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Dennis Gartman: Bouillabaisse of Negative Oil Catalysts

Although it may seem like oil is oversold, Dennis Gartman says now is not the time to buy.

That’s tough to hear for energy bulls, especially after oil suffered its worst 3-day rout since August

But Gartman, author of The Gartman Letter and a CNBC Contributor, says oil is facing a bouillabaisse of negatives.

First and foremost, Gartman cites increased signs that the global economy is slowing. "You've got weakness in Europe, and now a poor jobs report," he says.

Also he reminds the desk that the US dollar is stronger, a bearish development for commodities broadly.

In addition, Gartman thinks supply is plentiful. "There's a whole lot of drilling going on," he says.

Beyond that, Gartman thinks the confusion and drama surrounding Chesapeake will send investors to the sidelines.

And -- as if all that wasn't bearish enough, Gartman also thinks a plan to raise margin requirements will also weigh on prices.

Although CME Group was granted a 90 day reprieve from imposing the new rules – they now are scheduled to go into effect on August 5th - higher trading costs are coming, he says.

“It’s going to be a problem for the next several months,” he says. “When you make it more difficult for the membership to trade – it creates an unwillingness to take positions. There will be a less of a propensity on the part of hedge funds to buy,” he says.

Add up all the catalysts mentioned above and Gartman says, "There's a great bouillabaisse of bearish catalysts all coming together. There's going to be selling pressure."

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