Sunday, March 18, 2012
Crude Oil Weekly Technical Outlook For Sunday March 18th
Crude oil dripped to 103.78 last week as consolidation from 110.55 extended but quickly recovered. Such consolidation might have completed already. Initial bias is mildly on the upside this week for retest of 110.55. Break will confirm resumption of recent rally and should target 114.83 key resistance next. On the downside, though, below 103.78 will extend the correction to 61.8% retracement of 95.44 to 110.55 at 101.21.
In the bigger picture, the medium term up trend from 33.2 shouldn't be completed yet. Rise from 74.95 is indeed tentatively treated as resumption 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 95.44 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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