WTI Crude Oil
WTI crude oil held support around the psychologically important $20.0 level again and formed a bullish inverted hammer on the daily chart. This suggests the move down is hesitant to break $20.0 and clear the way for the next leg of the move down. Nonetheless, WTI has settled below the smaller than (0.618) target of the primary wave down from $28.49 for the past two days. Therefore, the outlook remains bearish and odds favor a continued decline toward the next major targets at $18.4 and $17.5.
Tomorrow, look for WTI to fall to at least $19.7. This is the smaller than (0.618) target of the wave down from $21.89 and the 89 percent retracement of the rise from $19.27. Falling below this will call for $18.4 and possibly $17.5 during the next few days. Both are crucial objectives due to their confluence as wave projections and are therefore potential stalling points.
The inverted hammer pattern suggests trading could be choppy as the move down extends during the next few days. Even so, there is initial resistance at $21.0 and then $21.7. The higher of these is expected to hold. Key resistance is $22.7, a close above which would call for a larger test of resistance before the decline continues to challenge targets below $20.0.
Brent Crude Oil
Brent crude oil is struggling to take out support around the $25.6 equal to (1.00) target of the primary wave down from $32.87. Nevertheless, the outlook remains bearish and today’s move down after holding near-term resistance around $28.1 is poised to challenge $25.6 again. Closing below $25.6 will clear the way for $24.8 and then the next major objective at $24.1. The importance of $24.1 makes it a likely stalling point, but any move up from that objective will most likely be corrective.
Initial resistance at $27.4 is expected to hold. Key resistance is $28.6. Settling above $28.6 is doubtful but would call for a larger upward correction to $29.6 and even $30.2 before the move down reaches the targets below $25.6.
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