Saturday, January 21, 2012

ONG: Crude Oil Weekly Technical Outlook For Saturday January 21st

Crude oil's recovery attempt was limited at 102.06 last week and weakened sharply since then. As noted before, consolidation pattern from 103.37 or 103.74 is still in progress. Initial bias is on the downside this week and break of 97.70 will target 100% projection of 103.74 to 97.70 from 102.06 at 96.02 and below. though, we'd expect strong support from 92.52 cluster support (38.2% retracement of 74.95 to 103.74 at 92.74). to contain downside and bring rebound. On the upside, above 102.06 will bring retest of 103.74 resistance.

In the bigger picture, pull back from 114.83 was completed at 74.95 already and medium term rally from 33.2 is not finished yet. We'd tentatively treat rise from 74.95 as resuming of such rally. Sustained break of 114.83 will target 61.8% projection of 33.2 to 114.83 from 74.95 at 125.40. On the downside, though, break of 92.52 support will indicate that correction pattern from 114.83 is going to extend further with another falling leg to 74.95 and below before completion.

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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