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Crude Oil Peaking Out Of Trading Range – Get Ready To Sell

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

WTI Crude Oil is consolidating in the tight trading range of $46.75 – $47.25, as yesterday the market closed early due to Independence Day. This caused the trading volume to remain quite thin and our forex trading signal kept floating in profits and losses overnight.

On Tuesday, the oil prices continued to climb higher throughout the European session. This was due to an unexpectedly strong release from the US ISM manufacturing index. This had a big impact in raising confidence in US oil demand.

Today, the crude oil's bullish momentum seems shaky not only due to fundamental events but also due to technicals. Let's take a look at the trading signals.

Forex Trade Signal – Idea

Investors are recommended to watch $46.75 closely, looking to have a sell position below this level with a target of $46.40.

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Technical Outlook

By looking at the daily chart, we can see that the oil is holding right below 50-periods EMA which is extending a solid resistance at $47. To understand more about the moving averages, read our excellent trade strategy here

The technical indicator Stochastic is trading in the overbought region, demonstrating investors' intention to take profit. For now, the major resistance is found at $47, while the support prevails at $46.75. Breakage of the support is likely to push the market deeper towards $46.45.

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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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