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Oil Technical Analysis | Oil remains in downtrend

BY Janne Muta

|November 13, 2023

Oil technical analysis - The recent decline in oil prices stems from multiple factors. The fact that Russian oil exports have remained robust alongside with increased production from other countries, has led to a surplus in supply which obviously pressures the oil price. OPEC+ has attempted to stabilize prices through production cuts, but these were offset by increased output from the U.S.

Economic factors, such as a potentially weakening economy globally, higher interest rates, and a stronger dollar have further dampened oil demand. Furthermore, WSJ writes, market dynamics like "buying exhaustion" where businesses anticipated a tight market and purchased oil ahead of time. and increased speculative trading contributed to the downward pressure on oil prices.

Summary of This Oil Technical Analysis Report:

  • The weekly chart shows that US oil has traded down to a major market structure level at 74.67 and has bounced higher. This suggests that the downside in the oil market in the weekly timeframe could be getting limited.
  • Oil is trending down on the daily chart, currently trading at a resistance level of 77.55, which aligns with the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level. A decisive rally above this level could lead to the market reaching approximately 80.09. Conversely, if the 77.55 level is not permanently breached, a decline to 74.92 and possibly to 73.90 could follow.

Read the full Oil Technical Analysis report below.

Oil Technical Analysis

Oil Technical Analysis, Weekly Chart

Weekly Oil Technical Analysis

The weekly chart shows that US oil has traded down to a major market structure level at 74.67 and has bounced higher. Oil technical analysis therefore suggests that the downside in the oil market in the weekly timeframe could be getting limited.

The 74.67 price level is the top of a base formation that the market created in April and May this year. Therefore, the major players in the oil market could be relatively soon seeing value in the oil market. The decline from the September high to last week's low was, after all, approximately 20%.

Key price levels

However, with significant market structure levels fairly close by at 77.51 and 80.62, it could mean that the market is more likely to consolidate for a while before it can start moving higher. This oil technical analysis assumes that there are no major market moving news on oil that would change the technical picture.

Therefore, we could see another leg to the downside in US oil before the market is ready to reverse the recent downward move.

Oil Technical Analysis, Daily Chart

Daily Oil Technical Analysis

Oil is trending down on the daily chart, currently trading at a resistance level of 77.55, which aligns with the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level. A decisive rally above this level could lead to the market reaching approximately 80.09.

Conversely, if the 77.55 level is not permanently breached, a decline to 74.92 and possibly to 73.90 could follow.

Technical indications

For those focused on indicators in oil technical analysis, it's noted that the fast-moving average (20-periods) is still below the slow-moving average (50-periods). The stochastic oscillator is rising from an oversold condition, but it's typical for oscillators to stay near oversold levels in downtrending markets.

Oil Technical Analysis, 4h Chart

Oil Technical Analysis, 4h

The 4-hour chart indicates that the oil market is trading below the 77.55 resistance level. There was buying interest at 76.17 today, but for a further rally, bulls need to push the market above 77.67 and establish higher lows to indicate new capital inflow.

The bear channel high and the 50-period Simple Moving Average (SMA), currently at 78.93, are nearby, suggesting some traders might take profits if the market rallies to this SMA. Oil technical analysis suggests that if a lower swing high is formed below 77.67, the market could decline to 74.92.

Oil Technical Analysis, Client Sentiment Graph

Client sentiment analysis

TIOmarkets' clientele are bullish on USOIL, with 69% of clients holding long positions and only 31% shorting the market.

Please remember that the retail trader client sentiment is a contrarian indicator as most of the retail traders are on average betting against the market trends. This is why, experienced traders tend to trade against the retail client sentiment. You can follow the TIOmarkets client sentiment live on our Forex dashboard.

The next key risk events impacting this market:

  • USD-CPI
  • USD-Core PPI
  • USD-Retail Sales
  • USD-Empire State Manufacturing Index
  • USD-PPI
  • Crude Oil Inventories

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Potential Oil Market Moves

Oil is trending down on the daily chart, currently trading at a resistance level of 77.55, which aligns with the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level. A decisive rally above this level could lead to the market reaching approximately 80.09.

Conversely, if the 77.55 level is not permanently breached, a decline to 74.92 and possibly to 73.90 could follow.

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Janne Muta

Janne Muta is a seasoned market analyst and trading educator with a M.Sc. in Finance. His strategies integrate macroeconomics with technical analysis and he shares his knowledge with the trading community.

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