- WTI breaks higher amid favorable technical set up on hourly chart.
- US oil heads towards $40 mark despite overbought RSI.
- 21-HMA cuts the 200-HMA from below, points to more gains.
WTI (futures on Nymex) extends its steady rise into the European trading this Wednesday, as the bulls gear up for a test of the $40 mark.
However, a temporary pullback towards the 21-hourly Simple Moving Average (HMA) at $38.80 cannot be ruled out in the coming hours, as the hourly Relative Strength Index (RSI) trends in the overbought territory at 74.05.
A break below the latter could see a test of the bearish 200-HMA at $38.39.
Overall, the path of least resistance appears to the upside after the price charted a symmetrical triangle breakout on the hourly chart in the US last session.
With the further upside bolstered by the bullish crossover of the 50-HMA above the horizontal 100-HMA in early Asia. The latest leg higher witnessed follow-through buying interest, allowing for more gains, as the 21-HMA pierced through the downward-sloping 200-HMA from below.
The pattern target is marked at $40.53. Ahead of that level, the psychological 40 barrier will challenge the bulls’ commitment. All eyes now remain on the EIA crude stocks change data for near-term trading opportunities.
WTI: Hourly chart
WTI: Additional levels
|Today last price||39.40|
|Today Daily Change||0.77|
|Today Daily Change %||1.99|
|Today daily open||38.63|
|Previous Daily High||38.8|
|Previous Daily Low||37.33|
|Previous Weekly High||39.78|
|Previous Weekly Low||36.43|
|Previous Monthly High||43.86|
|Previous Monthly Low||39.75|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||38.24|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||37.89|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||37.71|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||36.78|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||36.24|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||39.18|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||39.72|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||40.65|
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