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  • WTI drops below $60 to hit the lowest since Feb. 22. 
  • The hourly chart shows scope for a deeper decline. 

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude, a North American oil benchmark, printed a low of $59.86 soon before press time, having confirmed a head-and-shoulders (H&S) breakdown, a bearish reversal pattern, on the hourly chart on Monday. 

Oil could drop further, as the H&S breakdown has opened the doors for $59.13 (target as per the measured move method). 

The case for a deeper pullback looks strong, with the daily chart flashing a bearish Doji reversal pattern. Further, the 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is diving out of a sideways channel in favor of the bears. 

Acceptance above the 200-hour Simple Moving Average at $61.55 would invalidate the bearish view. 

Hourly chart

Trend: Bearish

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