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Crude Oil - 4 Hour Chart

Crude Oil Dips Below 100 SMA – 61.8% Retracement on the Cards

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

It’s all about the trade war between China and the US. Recalling the G7 meeting, Trump gave a heads up about another round of tariffs on Canada, along with hefty tariffs on $50 billion woth of Chinese imports, starting on July 6. Whereas, China responded that it would repay by putting duties on several American commodities, including oil. This move caused a drop in U.S. stock markets, but supported the crude oil prices.

WTI Crude Oil – Technical Outlook

For the reason discussed above, crude oil soared to $66 to test 100 periods SMA on the 4-hour chart. The trading area of $66-$66.30 is a very solid resistance zone as you can see, but despite the strong fundamentals, crude wasn’t able to break through.

WTI Crude Oil - 4 Hour Chart

WTI Crude Oil – 4 Hour Chart

For the moment, crude oil is heading south to complete 50% retracement at $64.75. Below this, oil can gain support near 61.8% at $64.50. That’s the point where I will be looking for a buying position.

In addition, don’t forget to monitor the API weekly crude oil report at 20:30 (GMT) as this may offer us a quick move to catch.

WTI Crude Oil – Trading Plan

I will be looking to stay bullish only above $64.85 with a stop below $64.50 to target $65.50. 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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