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Crude Oil Breaks Out of Range, US-Iran Tensions in Highlights

Posted Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Earlier during the Asian session, crude oil prices scored to their highest since November 2018, after the US declared to end all waivers on imports Iranian oil by then end of next week. The White House announced that waivers for China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Turkey would terminate in May, after which they could challenge US sanctions on themselves. The US President Donald Trump is convinced that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will meet their promises to make up the difference in oil markets.

Crude Oil – Technical Analysis
As you can see on the 4-hour chart, the WTI crude oil is likely to face resistance at $66. Right below this level, oil has closed a Doji pattern which is suggesting weakness in the bullish sentiment.

The RSI is holding above 80 levels suggesting that the retracement is on the cards. The 50 periods EMA stays at $64, leaving enough room for a retracement.

Support Resistance
63.66 64.35
63.26 64.64
62.57 65.33
Key Trading Level: 63.95

What’s Next?

Well, I think it’s better to stay bearish below $66 with a stop loss above $66.25 and take profit of $65.40 and $65.15 today.

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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