Crude Oil Breaking Above $53 Resistance – is it Going After $54.20? - Forex News by FX Leaders

Crude Oil Breaking Above $53 Resistance – is it Going After $54.20?

Posted Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

A stronger dollar was keeping crude oil prices in check due to its negative correlation with commodities. But lately, the energy sector is reacting and most of the movement is on the upper side.

One of the major reasons is the remarks from Jihad Azour, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). According to his remarks, OPEC’s biggest producer Saudi Arabia would require oil prices at $80-$85 per barrel to balance its 2019 budget.

Support Resistance
51.85 53.28
50.98 53.83
49.55 55.26
Key Trading Level: 52.41

In response, crude oil prices are violating a resistance level of $53. The closing of 3-hour candle above $53 level can trigger a further bullish trend. Let’s keep an eye on it as the next resistance is likely to be $54.20 and support remains at $52.

For now, we are taking a buying position above $53.05 for a quick 30 pips.

All the best!

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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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