WTI Price Analysis: Risks further falls towards $58 mark whilst below 50-DMA

  • WTI sellers return following rejection at 50-DMA resistance at $60.32.
  • The US oil could risk a drop towards the ascending trendline support at $57.85.
  • RSI trades flat while within the bearish zone, pointing to more losses.  

WTI (futures on NYMEX) is snapping two-day bullish momentum on Thursday, as it returns to the red zone despite the upbeat market mood and broad-based US dollar decline.

The sentiment around the black gold remains undermined by an unexpected build in the American gasoline inventories, which overshadowed the drawdown in the crude stockpiles recorded last week.

From a near-term technical perspective, the WTI barrel remains exposed to the downside after it failed to find acceptance above the 50-daily moving average (DMA) at $60.32 for the third day in a row.

Adding credence to a potential move lower, the 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) keeps its bearish streak intact, as the indicator remains below the 50.00 level.

The ascending trendline support at $57.85 is expected to guard the downside, below which the March 23 low of $57.27 could be tested.

WTI one-day chart

On the flip side, WTI faces immediate resistance at the upward-sloping 50-DMA.

Further up the bearish 21-DMA at $61.46 could limit the recovery attempts.

WTI additional levels


Today last price 59.31
Today Daily Change -0.19
Today Daily Change % -0.32
Today daily open 59.58
Daily SMA20 61.57
Daily SMA50 60.18
Daily SMA100 54.23
Daily SMA200 47.4
Previous Daily High 60.06
Previous Daily Low 58.15
Previous Weekly High 62.25
Previous Weekly Low 58.88
Previous Monthly High 67.87
Previous Monthly Low 57.27
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 59.33
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 58.88
Daily Pivot Point S1 58.47
Daily Pivot Point S2 57.36
Daily Pivot Point S3 56.57
Daily Pivot Point R1 60.38
Daily Pivot Point R2 61.17
Daily Pivot Point R3 62.28



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