WTI Crude Oil’s pullback appears elusive beyond $78.00

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WTI crude oil pares the biggest daily gain in a week while posting mild losses near $79.50 early Tuesday. Even so, the black gold holds onto the previous trading beyond the 200-SMA and a downward-sloping resistance line from late April. Also keeping the energy buyers hopeful are the bullish MACD signals and upbeat RSI (14) line. It’s worth noting, however, that a 15-week-old horizontal resistance area surrounding $80.50-81.00 appears a tough nut to crack for the bulls. Following that, the quote will aim for the late April swing high of around $84.50 before challenging the yearly high marked in April near $87.70.

Alternatively, the WTI crude oil’s further decline could highlight the seven-week-old resistance-turned-support line surrounding $78.50 for sellers. However, the energy bears remain off the table unless witnessing a clear downside break of the 200-SMA support of nearly $77.90. Following that, the previous monthly bottom of $76.15 will try stopping the downside before allowing sellers to challenge the yearly bottom of $72.48 marked earlier in June.

Overall, the WTI Crude Oil price remains on the bull’s radar unless portraying successful trading beyond the 200-SMA. The upside move, however, needs validation from $81.00 and the fundamentals.


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