Crude Oil Price Forecast – May 4, 2021

WTI Crude Oil Technical Analysis and Short-Term Forecast

The outlook for WTI crude oil remains bullish after overcoming the $65.47 swing high and challenging the $65.7 target today. This is a potential stalling point because $65.7 is the larger than (1.618) target of the primary wave up from $57.29, the XC (2.764) projection of a subwave up from $60.61, and is in line with the smaller than (0.618) target of a compound wave up from $60.61. Furthermore, a small intraday double top might be forming around $65.8.

WTI Crude Oil - $0.65 Kase Bar Chart
WTI Crude Oil – $0.65 Kase Bar Chart

Nevertheless, any move down will most likely prove to be a short-lived correction. Moreover, a move above $65.84 early tomorrow will negate the potential double top and call for at least $66.7 and possibly the next major objective at $67.7 during the next day or so. The $67.7 objective is the most confluent target on the chart and is crucial because it ties the waves up from $57.29 to the wave structure before the $67.29 swing high. Settling above $67.7 will clear the way for $69.1 and $70.1.

With that said, should WTI take out the $64.96 swing low first, the potential $65.8 double top would be confirmed. This would then call for a test of $64.2, which is in line with the pattern’s target, today’s open, and the 21 percent retracement of the rise from $57.29. Support at $64.2 is expected to hold, but a close below this will call for a test of key near-term support at $62.6. Settling below $62.6 is doubtful but would reflect a bearish shift in near-term sentiment.

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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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