The retreat from 101.77 was relatively brief and crude oil got strong support from 4 hours 55 EMA. Subsequent rally sent crude oil back to 103.18 so far. Intraday bias is back on the upside for 103.37 resistance. Break there will confirm that rise from 74.95 has resumed and should target 114.83 resistance next. On the downside, below 98.30 minor support will dampen this immediate bullish view and flip bias back to the downside to extend the consolidation from 103.37 instead.
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 completed 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 low below 74.95.
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