Thursday, April 22, 2010

Crude Oil Daily Technical Outlook For Thursday


Crude oil's recovery was limited at 84.64 and subsequent break of 82.85 minor support argues that such recovery is completed. Intraday bias is flipped back to the downside for 38.2% retracement of 69.50 to 87.09 at 80.37. Note that sustained trading below 80.37 fibo support will confirm that rise from 69.50 has completed after hitting 61.8% projection of 69.50 to 83.16 from 78.56 at 87.00. In such case, deeper fall should be seen towards 61.8% retracement at 76.22 and below. On the upside, above 84.64 will turn focus back to 87.09 high.

In the bigger picture, note again that medium term rise from 33.20 is viewed as a correction to the whole correction that started at 2008 at 147.27. Our preferred view is that rise from 33.2 is in form of a three wave structure (73.23, 65.05, ?) and should be near to completion. Strong resistance is expected around 90 psychological level, which coincide with 50% retracement of 147.27 to 33.2 at 90.24 and 61.8% projection of 33.2 to 73.23 from 65.05 at 89.79, and bring reversal. Hence, even though another rally cannot be ruled out, upside potential should be limited. On the downside, break of 69.50 support will break the series of higher low pattern from 33.2 and will be an important indication that the trend has reversed. In such case, we'll turn bearish on crude oil and expect the then down trend to target a new low below 33.2.....Nymex Crude Oil Continuous Contract 4 Hours Chart.


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