Crude Oil Price Forecast – June 23, 2020

WTI Crude Oil Price Forecast

The long-term outlook for WTI crude oil is bullish. However, the move up stalled at $41.63 today. This was in line with the August contract’s 62 percent retracement of the decline from $54.71. Today’s move up also filled the March 9 gap down from $41.05 on the continuation chart, a level that held on a closing basis. Today’s candlestick body is a bit too big to form a shooting star, but the long upper shadow reflects weakness headed into tomorrow. Therefore, a deeper test of support is expected during the next day or so.

WTI’s primary wave formation down from $41.63 calls for at least $39.6. This is the larger than (1.618) target and a likely temporary stalling point. Nevertheless, falling below $39.6 will call for $39.0, the 38 percent retracement of the move up from $34.66 and Monday’s open. For the move up to continue during the next few days $39.0 must hold. Closing below this will call for $38.2 and likely $37.3. The latter is the 62 percent retracement from $34.66 and August’s 21 percent retracement of the move up from $20.28.

WTI Crude Oil – $0.65 Kase Bar Chart

Should WTI turn higher early tomorrow look for resistance at $41.0 to hold. Overcoming this will call for a move above the $41.3 intra-day swing high, which would invalidate the wave down from $41.63 that calls for $39.6 and lower. Key resistance is $42.2. This is a highly confluent wave projection, and more importantly, the top of the August contract’s March 9 gap down from $42.17.

Brent Crude Oil Price Forecast

Brent crude oil stalled just above the $43.9 target called for in yesterday’s update. The subsequent move down is most likely corrective but should extend to at least $41.7 and likely $41.1 before the move up continues. Closing below $41.1 will clear the way for another attempt at $40.0. For now, $40.0 is expected to hold. Even so, settling below this will shift odds in favor of a more significant test of support before the next leg of the long-term bullish trend unfolds.

As the downward correction extends tomorrow, resistance at $43.3 is expected to hold. Closing above this will call for $44.7, which then connects to $45.6 and higher.

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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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