Saturday, December 10, 2011

ONG: Crude Oil Weekly Technical Outlook

Crude oil dipped to as low as 97.36 last week but recovered since then. Nonetheless, crude oil remains bounded in range of 94.99/103.37 and near term outlook remains neutral. More choppy sideway consolidation could still be seen. Below 97.36 minor support will flip bias to the downside for 94.99 and possibly below. But in such case, downside is expected to be contained by 89.16/17 cluster support (50% retracement of 74.95 to 103.37) and bring rebound. On the upside, break of 103.37 will confirm resumption of recent rally and should target 114.83 resistance next.

In the bigger picture, fall from 114.83 has finished at 74.95 already. The structure suggests it's merely a correction or part of a consolidation pattern. Hence, rise from 33.2 is not finished yet. As long as 89.16/17 support holds, we'd favor a break of 114.83 resistance to resume the rally from 33.2. However, break of 89.16/17 will indicate that rebound from 74.95 has completed and whole fall from 114.83 is possibly resuming for another below 74.95.

In the long term picture, crude oil is in a long term consolidation pattern from 147.27, with first wave completed at 33.2. The corrective structure of the rise from 33.2 indicates that it's second wave of the consolidation pattern. While it could make another high above 114.83, we'd anticipate strong resistance ahead of 147.24 to bring reversal for the third leg of the consolidation pattern.

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