Crude Oil Price Forecast – December 15, 2020

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.

WTI Crude Oil - $0.25 Kase Bar Chart
WTI Crude Oil – $0.25 Kase Bar Chart

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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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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