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Why We Need To Sell WTI Crude Oil

Posted Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

The WTI crude oil has maintained a bullish momentum throughout the Asian and the European trading sessions to trade nearly $51.75. Yesterday, as we discussed in our previous report, the strong bullish trend in the energy sector started after the release of the better than expected economic data. Specifically, the factory orders went up by 1.0% from last month along with the positive trade balance figures.

Crude Oil - Hourly Chart
Crude Oil – Hourly Chart

Major Reasons Behind A Bearish Market

Looking at the 1-hour chart, we can see the RSI was holding above 70, demonstrating that buyers are exhausted and they may take profit here. Causing the oil to lower to complete the up to 38.2% ($51.08) and 50% ($50.85). Moreover, a spinning top candle in an overbought territory was extending additional support the selling sentiment.

Additionally, the EIA (Energy Information Administration) released the crude inventories figures, which revealed an increase of 1.57 million barrels for the month of February. Moreover, inventors attained new highs of 535.5 million barrels. Recalling the law of supply, investors are likely to sell the Crude Oil.

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Arslan Butt // Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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