If you listen to "The Street" it would appear oil has no where to go but up. But a quick look ay our Smart Scan Chart Analysis gives us good reason to be cautious about going long at these levels. Let's look at the most popular crude oil ETF, USO.
Our Smart Scan Chart Analysis shows the current uptrend in USO is very weak and at a crossroads and has possibly ended. Look for choppy trading action in the near term and as always make sure to trade this trend with very tight stops.
Based on a pre-defined weighted trend formula for chart analysis, USO scored +60 on a scale from -100 (strong downtrend) to +100 (strong uptrend)....
-10......Last Hour Close Below 5 hour Moving Avg
+15......New 3 Day High on Monday
+20......Last Price Above 20 Day Moving Average
+25......New 3 Week High, Week Ending October 9th
-30......New 3 Month Low in May
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