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WTI Crude Oil Edged Higher – Triangle Pattern in Focus

Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

The candlesticks pattern “three black crows” on the 2-hours chart, didn’t do much for sellers. Fellas, the technicals aren’t helping much today as the volatility remains thin. The bearish crude oil is trading steady in a narrow range of $67.40 – $68.40 as the scenario is somewhat jumbled now. Check out the key technical drivers of crude oil for today.

WTI Crude Oil – Technical View

On the 2-hour chart, we can see a formation of a descending triangle pattern, which is supporting crude oil near $67.55 along with a resistance up at $68.80. For the moment, crude oil is trading at $68.20 and it looks like the bullish momentum will continue towards a horizontal resistance level of $68.80.

Is it going to break upward?
Well, technically it shouldn’t. Descending triangle patterns typically break downward. The crude prices are trading below 100 periods moving average which is another signal of bearish bias of traders.

The momentum indicators, RSI and Stochastic are trading in an overbought region. By the way, fellows don’t forget to see API stockpile report which is due to come out during the US session at 20:30 (GMT).

Crude Oil - 2 Hour Chart

WTI Crude Oil – Trade Idea

Taking a buying position above 68 seems to be a good idea. The stop should be below $67.50 along with a take profit at $68.80 and $69.20. Good luck!

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About the author

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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