Crude Oil Technical Analysis – The price is back at the bottom of the range.


Crude oil has been stuck in
a range for the entire month of May despite better global growth expectations
amid China and other major central banks beginning to ease policies, improving
PMIs and more recently the OPEC+ extending the voluntary output

In the big picture, better
growth expectations and positive risk sentiment should be tailwinds for the
market, but we will need to crack the strong resistance first to gain some more

Crude Oil
Technical Analysis – Daily Timeframe

On the daily chart, we can
see that crude oil couldn’t break above the key 80-81 resistance and eventually sold off all the way
back to the bottom of the range around the 76.50 level. This is where we can
expect the buyers to step in with a defined risk below the support to position
for a rally into the resistance. The sellers, on the other hand, will want to
see the price breaking lower to increase the bearish bets into the 70 handle.

Crude Oil Technical
Analysis – 4 hour Timeframe

On the 4 hour chart, we can
see more clearly the range between the 76.50 support and the 80.50 resistance. We’ve
been stuck in this range for a little over a month now as the market awaits a
catalyst to trigger a more sustained trend. For now, we can expect the market
participants to “play the range” by buying at support and selling at

Crude Oil Technical
Analysis – 1 hour Timeframe

On the 1 hour chart, we can
see that we have a good resistance zone around the 77.50 level where we can
find the confluence
of the trendline
and the 50% Fibonacci
level. That’s where we can expect the sellers to step in with a
defined risk above the trendline to position for a break below the support with
a better risk to reward setup.

The buyers, on the other
hand, will want to see the price breaking higher to invalidate the bearish
setup and increase the bullish bets into the resistance. The red lines define the
daily range
for today.


Today we have the US ISM Manufacturing PMI. Tomorrow, we get the US Job
Openings data. On Wednesday, we have the US ADP and the US ISM Services PMI. On
Thursday, we get the latest US Jobless Claims figures, while on Friday we
conclude the week with the US NFP report.

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This article was written by Giuseppe Dellamotta at Source