WTI Crude Oil Forms Bearish Butterfly While Iran Sanctions Looms!

Posted Thursday, October 4, 2018 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Fellas, the black crack soared another 200 plus pips to trade above $76 despite a dramatic build in inventories. A day before, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported a build of 8 million barrels of stocks, which is dramatically higher than the economists’ forecast of 1.1 million. Initially, crude oil dipped but recovered the losses amid the imminent return of U.S. sanctions on Iran.

As per the Institute of International Finance, the exports from Iran have dropped from 2.8 million bpd in April to 2 million barrels per day (bpd) in September. This has driven another bullish bias for crude oil.

Support Resistance
74.65 77.21
73.17 78.29
70.61 80.85
Key Trading Level: 75.73

Coming to the technical outlook, crude oil has formeda pretty nice bearish setup. I’m speaking about the bearish butterfly pattern which has completed the C to D wave near $77.10. The immediate support prevails at $74.40 and $72.75. The violation of bearish butterfly can lead crude oil prices towards $80.

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Arslan Butt is our 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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