Saturday, June 9, 2012
Crude Oil Weekly Technical Outlook For Saturday June 9th
Crude oil turned into sideway consolidation after edging lower to 81.21 initially. Recovery was limited by 4 hours 55 EMA but there was no follow through selling. Initial bias is neutral this week and we'd likely see more consolidative trading ahead. Above 87.03 will bring another rise but upside should be limited by 92.21 resistance and bring fall resumption eventually. Below 81.21 will send crude oil through 80 psychological level to test on 74.95 key support.
In the bigger picture, price actions from 114.84 are developing into a three wave consolidation pattern. And, the third leg should have already started at 110.55. Deeper fall should eventually be seen to 74.95 low and possibly below. Though, we'd likely see strong support from 64.23 cluster level, 61.8% retracement of 33.20 to 114.83 at 64.38 and bring another medium term rise. Hence we'll look for reversal signal 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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