Crude oil dropped to as low as 80.06 last week before forming a temporary low there and turned sideway. Initial bias remains neutral this week and some consolidations would be seen first. However, note that another fall remains in favor as long as 84.52 minor resistance holds. Below 80.06 will target 61.8% retracement of 70.76 to 88.63 at 77.59 and below. Though, above 84.52 will flip intraday bias back to the upside for retesting 88.63 high.
In the bigger picture, the steeper than expected fall from 88.63 is mixing up the outlook and argue that rise from 64.23 is possibly finished with three waves up to 88.63. In other words, it could be the second wave of consolidation from 87.17 and the third wave might have just started. We'll now slightly favor more decline as long as 88.63 resistance holds. Nevertheless, medium term rise from 33.2 is treated as the second wave of the consolidation pattern that started at 147.27. As long as 64.23 support holds, medium term rise from 33.2 is still in favor to extend to 50% retracement of 147.27 to 33.2 at 90.24 and possibly higher before completion.
In the long term picture, rebound from 33.2 is not finished yet. But overall view remains unchanged. Crude oil is in a long term consolidation pattern from 147.27, with first wave completed at 33.2, second wave from there unfolding. Current development suggests that a breach of 61.8% retracement at 103.70 is likely. But we'll then start to focus on reversal signal again above 103.70.
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