WTI Crude Oil Price Forecast
WTI crude oil briefly fell below $20.0 but held that psychologically important target on a closing basis. Support around $20.0 was stubborn and before the rise to $29.13 just over a week ago. The outlook remains bearish and prices are poised to challenge $19.6 and lower. Yet, given the recent strength of support around $20.0 a larger test of resistance will probably take place first.
Resistance at $21.7 is expected to hold and $23.0 is key for the near-term. Settling above $23.0 would call for a larger upward correction to $24.2 and possibly higher. This would also suggest that prices may be settling into a short-term trading range before falling to challenge the next major targets below $20.0.
Brent Crude Oil Price Forecast
Brent’s outlook remains bearish and the move down is poised to reach at least $28.9 tomorrow. This is a highly confluent wave projection that is in line with the 62 percent retracement of the rise from $24.52. Therefore, an upward correction is expected before Brent closes below $28.9 and falls to $28.0 and lower.
As Brent falls toward $28.9, resistance at $30.9 is expected to hold. Key resistance for the near-term is $32.0. Settling above this would call for a larger upward correction to $32.8 and possibly $33.8. The $33.8 level is most important because a close above this would imply that near-term odds are shifting back in favor of a larger move up in the coming days and weeks.
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