Crude Oil Price Forecast – April 27, 2021

WTI Crude Oil Technical Analysis and Short-Term Forecast

WTI crude oil broke higher out of an intra-day coil pattern and settled above the $62.43 swing high. This confirmed the double bottom between the $60.61 and $60.66 swing lows that formed Monday. The move up is now positioned to challenge a bullish decision point at $63.5 early tomorrow. This is the larger than (1.618) target of the wave up from $60.61, the 78 percent retracement of the decline from $64.38, and most importantly, the 62 percent retracement of the decline from $67.29.  Closing above $63.5 would imply that the corrective move down from $67.29 is complete, clearing the way for a test of the double bottom’s $64.2 target. This then connects to $64.9 and higher.

WTI Crude Oil - $0.35 Kase Bar Chart
WTI Crude Oil – $0.35 Kase Bar Chart

Nevertheless, when WTI rose to $64.38 just over a week ago $63.5 held on a closing basis. This has been a strong level of resistance and is still a highly confluent wave projection and retracement. Should WTI hold $63.5 look for a test of $62.3 and possibly $61.7. Support at $61.7 is expected to hold. Closing below this would reflect a bearish shift in near-term sentiment and call for a test of $59.8 and possibly lower.

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Dean Rogers, CMT

Dean Rogers, CMT is the general manager of the Kase Call Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He oversees all of Kase and Company, Inc.’s operations including research and development, marketing, and client support. Dean began his career with Kase in early 2001 as a programmer but has developed into Kase’s senior technical analyst. He writes Kase’s award-winning weekly Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Metals Commentaries. He is an instructor at Kase's classes and webinars and provides all of the necessary training and support for Kase's hedging models and trading indicators for both retail and institutional traders.

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