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A Quick Update On WTI Crude Oil – Potential Trade Ahead!

Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Crude Oil isn’t the most focused commodity today as the market is talking about Federal Reserve, Gold, and the Dollar. I mean that’s good for us, as meantime, the Crude Oil is forming a trading range. If you are thinking of trading the breakout, then you are on the right track.

EIA Weekly Crude Oil Stock

Oil prices were roughly flat yesterday as the industry data showed a larger-than-expected drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles. The draw was -5.1M vs. -3.6M in the previous week. However, the Crude Oil didn’t bother to move on the EIA report.

Earlier, the WTI Crude Oil traded bullish due to the shutdown of the Forties North Sea pipeline. The significant amount of supply from a market is already tightening due to OPEC-led production cuts.

Crude Oil - 4 - Hour Chart

Crude Oil – 4 – Hour Chart

For now, the Retail Sales m/m from the world’s top Oil consumer United States will be important for a potential breakout. The current range is $56.50 – $56.85.

WTI Crude Oil – Trading Plan

Traders, I’m going to enter a sell position below 56.50 with a stop above 56.70 and take profit at $56.10. Whereas, buying is preferred above $56.65. 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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