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A Trade Idea On The WTI Crude Oil – Inventories Are Out!

Posted Thursday, April 27, 2017 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

For the last two days, the black gold has stuck in the tight trading range of 100 pips, with an upper range of $50.10 and a lower range of $49. Yesterday, I was supposed to share a trading signal on crude oil, but the market became highly volatile upon the release of EIA inventories figures.

Pursuant to the EIA report, crude oil inventories fell by 3.64 million barrels in the previous week. The draw was certainly higher than the previous figure of 1.04 million barrels. We were expecting a draw of around 1.3 million barrels. As a consequence, we encountered a huge buying trend in the crude oil and it placed an intraday high of $50.17.

Later over the next hour, investors must have realized that the overall inventories of crude oil still stand at 528.7 million barrels, which is 3.8% higher than the previous year's inventories.

Crude Oil - 4 Hours Chart

WTI Crude Oil – 4 Hours Chart

Technical Outlook

As I wrote in my report, WTI Crude Oil Traders On Hold – Inventories Ahead, the crude oil traded exactly on the quoted levels. As I said in my previous analysis, the crude oil has not only completed 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level at $49.65 but is also consolidating below it. The oil can find another support at $49.20, but the breakage will lead towards $48.90.

The crude oil just dropped below $49.65 and remained supported near $49.20. Now, the oil prices can move towards the double bottom level of $48.90. The RSI and 50 periods moving averages are also in support of selling bias.

Forex Trading Signal

In the Asian session, I placed a sell order below $49.28, with a target of $49.02 and a stop loss of $49.45. Good Luck!

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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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