Crude Oil Short-Term Forecast – March 13, 2018

The WTI crude oil forecast remains slightly negative given today’s decline to $60.27 after testing and holding resistance around $62.0. The move down is expected to continue, but a small double bottom around $60.27 indicates prices will probably challenge $61.4 first. Resistance is expected to hold.

Today’s decline to $60.27 fulfilled important projections for recent waves down from $64.24, $63.28, and $62.33 that connect to $59.7 and key support at $59.1. As discussed in the weekly forecast, $59.1 is the gateway for a longer-term bearish outlook. It may take at least another few days to reach $59.1, but a close below this would finally break WTI’s stalemate and open the way for a more bearish outlook.

That said, this afternoon’s move above the $60.85 swing high completes the small double intra-day bottom at $60.27. The pattern’s target is $61.4, which is also in line with today’s open. This level should hold, but a close over $61.4 would call for another attempt at $61.9 and possibly $62.6. The latter is most important for the near-term because it connects to $63.3 and ultimately $63.9, the key threshold for a long-term bullish outlook discussed at length in the weekly forecast.

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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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