WTI Crude Oil Technical Analysis and Short-Term Forecast
The longer-term outlook for WTI crude oil remains bearish after taking out the $67.4 smaller than (0.618) target of the primary wave down from $76.07 on Monday. This wave now favors an eventual test of the $63.2 equal to (1.00) target. However, today’s rally was large enough to shift near-term odds in favor of a larger test of resistance first. There is also a double bottom around $65.0. Even so, given current technical factors, the move up will likely prove to be corrective but is poised to challenge $69.9 during the next day or so. Closing above $69.9 should be a challenge but would call for a test of crucial resistance at $70.8. This is in line with the 62 percent retracement of the decline from $74.23 and the smaller than target of the wave up from $65.01. Settling above $70.8 would significantly dampen odds for a deeper test of support and call for WTI to rise toward the $74.23 confirmation point of the double bottom.
With that said, each time WTI is begun to look as though a recovery is underway in recent weeks the move up has failed. Moreover, should WTI take out $67.5 early tomorrow look for a test of $66.7 and possibly $65.6. Settling below $65.6 will shift near-term odds back in favor of a decline toward $63.2 in the coming days.
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