WTI Crude Oil-Daily Trading Plan 8/24/17 - Forex News by FX Leaders

WTI Crude Oil-Daily Trading Plan 8/24/17

Posted Thursday, August 24, 2017 by
Shain Vernier • 1 min read

October WTI crude oil futures have traded tightly during the overnight. We should see some extension during today’s U.S. session. With inventories for the week already in, day traders will be looking to enter the market in force. There are a few key levels and premium trades to break down, so let’s get to it!

Technicals

As I mentioned yesterday, last week’s range has not been penetrated as we move into the Thursday/Friday sessions.

Crude oil dailyOctober WTI Crude Oil Futures-Daily Chart

So, are we going to see a directional move this week or not? In my opinion, we are likely to see considerable action during today or tomorrow’s session. Here are the dominant support and resistance levels:

  • S1 at 38% of Wednesday’s range $48.13

  • S2 at the Bollinger Band MP $48.07

  • R1 at 62% current wave $48.93

  • R2 78% current wave $49.53

  • Psyche level at $50.00

As of now, the setup on the daily chart is challenging the support levels. October crude is trading around $48.00 on the open, right at the 38% level. Heavy participation is expected today so conditions are primed for a scalping approach.

The Trade: Here are several trades that I will be watching today, most of which are tight, short-term scalps:

  1. Breakout buy over Wednesday’s high of $48.51. This area will be heated. Looking for a 5-10 quick scalp on the break. R/R of 1:1 or 1:1 ½

  2. Resistance sell from $48.90 with a stop just above $49.00. The market may be in full breakout mode, so grab quick profits. R/R of 1:1

  3. Position long from 78% of yesterday’s range $47.75. Stop under Wednesday’s low of $47.53 at $47.49. R/R of at least 1:1, preferably 1:2 or 1:3

As always, watch the money management and trade for tomorrow!

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About the author

Shain Vernier // US Analyst
Shain Vernier has spent over 7 years in the market as a professional futures, options and forex trader. He holds a B.Sc. in Business Finance from the University of Montana. Shain's career includes stretches with several proprietary trading firms in addition to actively managing his own accounts. Before joining FX Leaders, he worked as a market analyst and financial writer.
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