WTI Crude Oil Technical Analysis and Short-Term Forecast
The outlook for WTI crude oil remains bullish. WTI rose to challenge $47.6 as expected today. However, the move up stalled at $47.73 and might be forming a small double top with the $47.74 swing high. This is doubtful though because the waves up from $44.95 and $45.69 have overcome their smaller than targets and favor a continued rise to at least $47.9 and likely $48.7 during the next few days. The $48.7 target is the most confluent objective and a potential stalling point. Settling above $48.7 will call for the next major objective and bullish decision point at $49.5.
Nevertheless, should WTI take out initial support at $47.0 before overcoming the $47.74 swing high the odds that a double top has formed will increase. This would also call for a test of crucial near-term support at $46.5. Settling below this will shift odds in favor of challenging $45.7, which is in line with the $45.69 swing low and the confirmation point of the double top. Closing below $45.7 will confirm the double top and call for WTI to fall toward the pattern’s $43.6 target.
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