Nymex Crude Oil (CL)

Crude oil consolidates above last week's low for the moment. But still, intraday bias remains on the downside with 76.63 minor resistance intact and further decline should be seen to 71.09 support next. As discussed before, whole rebound from 64.23 should be finished at 82.97 already. Break of 71.09 will confirm this case and target another low below 64.23. On the upside, above 76.63 resistance will suggest that a short term bottom is in place, possibly with bullish convergence condition in 4 hours MACD. Stronger recovery would be seen in this case. But after all, risk will now remain on the downside as long as 82.97 resistance holds.

In the bigger picture, choppy rebound from 64.23 is treated as a correction to fall from 87.15 only and has possibly finished at 82.97 already. Break of 71.09 will confirm this case and also indicate that whole fall from 87.15 is resuming for 60 psychological level, (50% retracement of 33.2 to 87.15 at 60.18, 100% projection of 87.15 to 64.23 from 82.97 at 60.05). Decisive break there will indicate that fall from 87.15 is developing into a powerful impulsive wave and would target 33.2 low. On the upside, even in case of another rise, focus will remain on reversal signal as crude oil enters into resistance zone of 82.97/87.15.

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