Friday, October 7, 2011

Employment Numbers Give Crude Oil Bulls Hope

Better then expected employment numbers have commodity traders attempting to push crude oil out of the current trading range as crude traded as high as $84.00 in Wednesday evenings overnight session. But trading at the opening of U.S. markets this morning make it painfully obvious, it's not enough. The financial crisis in Europe is front and center for these markets.

Stochastics and the RSI are oversold and are turning bullish hinting that a low may be in. But closes above the 20 day moving average crossing at 83.46 are needed to confirm that a short term low has been posted. If November extends this year's decline, the 75% retracement level of the 2009-2011 rally crossing at 72.20 is the next downside target.

First resistance is the 20 day moving average crossing at 83.46. Second resistance is the reaction high crossing at 84.77. First support is Monday's low crossing at 74.95. Second support is the 75% retracement level of the 2009-2011 rally crossing at 72.20. Crude oil pivot point for Thursdays trading is 81.52.


Don't miss Chris Vermeulens take on the markets direction. Read "Gold, DAX and Dollar Still Pointing to Sharply Lower Prices"

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