Crude Oil Price Forecast – January 5, 2021

WTI Crude Oil Technical Analysis and Short-Term Forecast

WTI crude oil shook off yesterday’s decline with ease, reflecting a bullish shift in external factors. Although $50.0 held on a closing basis, the close above the highly confluent $49.6 objective clears the way for $51.0 and $52.1 during the next few days. Both are confluent wave projections but $52.1 is most important because it is the equal to (1.00) target of the primary wave up from the February contract low of $27.22.

With that said, the wave formation up from $34.50 is due for a correction and daily momentum oscillators are either overbought or setup for bearish divergence. Therefore, a significant test of support is expected once $52.1 is met, and before this objective is overcome on a sustained closing basis.

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

Nevertheless, as the move up extends toward $52.1 in the coming days, support at $49.1 will likely hold and $48.3 is key for the near-term. Settling below $48.3, which is near today’s open and in line with the 62 percent retracement of the rise from $47.18, would shift near-term odds in favor of $47.8 and possibly $47.2. Closing below $47.2 would call for the move down to take out the $47.18 swing low and signal that a significant test of support is finally underway.

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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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