WTI Crude Oil Technical Analysis and Short-Term Forecast
The near-term outlook for WTI crude oil is bullish due to the sustained close above the 62 percent retracement of the decline from $67.02 and the $65.56 smaller than (0.618) target of the compound wave up from $60.55. This wave calls for a test of $68.1, the connection to which is made through $67.4. Closing above $67.4 would also indicate that WTI has definitively overcome $67.0, which has been strong resistance for several weeks.
Nevertheless, today’s formation of a bearish doji dampens odds for reaching $67.4 and $68.1 tomorrow. This pattern also suggests a test of $64.8 might take place first. This level is expected to hold. Closing below $64.8 would complete the doji and call for a test of key near-term support at $63.3. This is in line with the 62 percent retracement of the rise from $67.02 and the smaller than target of the wave down from that same swing high. Closing below $63.3 is doubtful but would call for a deeper test of support before the move up continues.
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