WTI Crude Oil Technical Analysis and Short-Term Forecast
WTI crude oil shook off yesterday’s decline with ease, reflecting a bullish shift in external factors. Although $50.0 held on a closing basis, the close above the highly confluent $49.6 objective clears the way for $51.0 and $52.1 during the next few days. Both are confluent wave projections but $52.1 is most important because it is the equal to (1.00) target of the primary wave up from the February contract low of $27.22.
With that said, the wave formation up from $34.50 is due for a correction and daily momentum oscillators are either overbought or setup for bearish divergence. Therefore, a significant test of support is expected once $52.1 is met, and before this objective is overcome on a sustained closing basis.
Nevertheless, as the move up extends toward $52.1 in the coming days, support at $49.1 will likely hold and $48.3 is key for the near-term. Settling below $48.3, which is near today’s open and in line with the 62 percent retracement of the rise from $47.18, would shift near-term odds in favor of $47.8 and possibly $47.2. Closing below $47.2 would call for the move down to take out the $47.18 swing low and signal that a significant test of support is finally underway.
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