Crude Oil Price, Chart and Analysis:
- Oil price driven by political moves.
- Brent crude chart looking weak in the short-term.
Crude Oil Slump May Extend if Support Levels Fail
Tuesday sell-off in the oil complex has left the door open for further losses as the spot price currently trades below all three moving averages, including the important 200-day ma. Yesterday’s sell-off was triggered by some placatory US-Iran commentary, taking some heat out of the recent fractious relationship between the two countries.Iran said that the US would be welcome to return tot the negotiating table, while the US turned down their recent rhetoric with President Trump saying ‘they’d (Iran) like to talk, and we’ll see what happens’.
While the US was seen defusing one political spat, President Trump cranked up another, saying that the US still has a long way to go to seal a deal with China and that he is considering adding tariffs to another $325 billion of Chinese imports.
This political-double sent crude tumbling Tuesday to two-week low. The spot price fell through all three moving averages and is also touching the supportive, six-week uptrend channel. A conclusive break and close below here should open the way to $62.00 (July 3 low) ahead of 61.8% Fibonacci retracement at $60.63. To the upside, the three moving average are all clustered just below $65.00. A break leaves the 50% Fibonacci retracement level at $65.60 vulnerable.
Crude Oil Daily Price Chart (October 2018 – July 17, 2019)
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