WTI Crude Oil Technical Analysis and Short-Term Forecast
WTI crude oil rose as expected today and challenged the $58.5 target discussed in Monday’s analysis. The move up is now poised to reach a crucial bullish decision point at $59.1. This is the intermediate (1.382) target of the March contract’s primary wave up from $27.66 and the equal to (1.00) target of the largest subwave up from $46.3. Overbought weekly and daily momentum oscillators, bearish divergence setups, and today’s hanging man all warn that the move up is nearing exhaustion. Therefore, $59.1 is a probable stalling point. However, settling above $59.1 for a few days will clear the way for a test of $60.0 and eventually a push toward the uptrend’s next major objective at $63.2. The $63.2 objective is the larger than (1.618) target of the wave up from $27.66.
As mentioned, today’s hanging man and the weekly and daily momentum oscillators warn that the move up will probably stall soon. The most probable stalling point is $59.1. However, as of this afternoon, there are no confirmed bearish patterns or signals that call for a significant test of support before reaching $59.1. Initial support at $57.7 is expected to hold tomorrow and $57.1 is key. Settling below $57.1 will confirm today’s hanging man and clear the way for a test of $56.0 and possibly lower before the uptrend fulfills the $59.1 objective.
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