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Oil Bulls Are Hesitating. Don't you think?


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Todays price action in oil may look to be boring at first sight, but it is far from being so. There appears to be pressure building under the surface. Actually, this chart situation is such that it leads us to open a new position. The bulls have been strong lately but look to be taking a breather now. Or, is that a breather? Figuring out the right answer is what todays Alert, and the new position, is all about...

Lets take a closer look at the chart below (chart courtesy of www.stockcharts.com ).

Crude oil opened Wednesday with another gap higher, and went on to extend gains in the following hours. Yesterday, it has moved slightly above its previous peaks, the yellow resistance zone and the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement, but the bulls have given up their gains before the day was over. This way, the earlier intraday breakouts have been invalidated.

The volume comparison also doesnt attest to the bulls strength. Yesterdays volume has been smaller than the day before, hinting at the buyers lack of conviction. Take a look at the relative position of the daily indicators relative to price throughout July its a clear bearish divergence in both the CCI and Stochastic Oscillator, and the oil price. It increases the probability of reversal and another move to the downside in the very near future.

Summing up, despite the bullish upswing of recent days, the oil outlook remains bearish. Oil has reached a strong combination of resistances (the red resistance zone and the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement) and the bulls appear to have run out of steam. Therere bearish divergences between the CCI and oil prices, and between the Stochastic Oscillator and oil prices. The bulls appear to have run out of steam as also the volume comparison hints at, and reopening short positions is therefore justified.

The full analysis also covers the up-to-date action in the crude oil futures with additional chart feature commentaries, and the likely targets of the upcoming downside move. You are welcome to check more of our free articles on our website, including this one. If you enjoyed the above analysis and would like to receive daily premium follow-ups, we encourage you to sign up for our Oil Trading Alerts also benefit from the trading action we describe. We encourage you to sign up for our daily newsletter, too - it's free and if you don't like it, you can unsubscribe with just 2 clicks. If you sign up today, you'll also get 7 days of free access to our premium daily Gold & Silver Trading Alerts. Sign up for the free newsletter today!

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Nadia Simmons
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Nadia Simmons is a private investor and trader, dealing in currencies, commodities (mainly crude oil), and stocks. Using her background in technical analysis, she spends countless hours identifying market trends, major support and resistance zones, breakouts and failures. In her writing, she presents complex ideas with clarity that enables you to easily understand market changes, and profit on them. Nadia is the person behind Sunshine Profits' 3 premium trading services: Forex Trading Alerts, Oil Trading Alerts, and Oil Investment Updates.

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