Crude Oil Violates Symmetric Triangle – is it Going After 58.20? - Forex News by FX Leaders

Crude Oil Violates Symmetric Triangle – is it Going After 58.20?

Posted Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Black crack crude oil finally came out of a symmetric triangle pattern which was extending resistance around $56.70. Most of the buying came over-optimism that the US Federal Reserve will this cut interest rates for the first time in more than 10 years this week. Eventually, underpinning fuel consumption in the world’s biggest oil consumer.

Last week on Friday, WTI crude oil gained bullish momentum amid better than expected economic growth in the United States. The 2.1% GDP growth rate strengthened the outlook for oil consumption but, elsewhere, disappointing economic data has increased concerns about slower growth.

Investors are also eyeing the US and Chinese negotiations as officials from both nations meet for in-person talks for the first time since agreeing to a truce to their trade dispute last month.

Although expectations for progress during the two-day Shanghai meeting are low, investors seem to invest in crude oil to price in the optimistic sentiments.

Support Resistance
56.25 57.52
55.42 57.96
54.15 59.23
Key Trading Level: 56.69

On the technical side, crude oil has violated the symmetric triangle pattern which was extending resistance around $56.70. At the moment, $56.60 is likely to work as a support, while next resistance is likely to be around $58.20. I know it’s pretty far from the current price, which is why I’m hesitating to enter a buy position until we have further confirmation.

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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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