Crude oil closed higher on Tuesday ending a three day correction off last week's high. The mid range close sets the stage for a steady opening on Wednesday. Stochastics and the RSI are overbought but are turning neutral to bearish hinting that a short term top might be in or is near.
Closes below the 20 day moving average crossing at 99.13 would signal that a short term top has been posted. If February extends the rally off December's low, the 75% retracement level of the 2011 decline crossing at 104.84 is the next upside target.
First resistance is last Wednesday's high crossing at 103.74. Second resistance is the 75% retracement level of the 2011 decline crossing at 104.84. First support is the 10 day moving average crossing at 100.23. Second support is the 20 day moving average crossing at 99.17.
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