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  • WTI stays on recovery mode above $40.00 after Friday’s choppy session.
  • A horizontal area around $40.80 offers immediate resistance.
  • The confluence of 21-day SMA, five-week-old support line becomes the tough nut to crack for sellers.

WTI takes the bids to $40.60, up 0.68% on a day, while heading into the European on Monday. The energy benchmark defies Friday’s Doji formation, suggesting a pullback while resuming Thursday’s run-up.

In doing so, a horizontal resistance comprising highs marked on June 22 and July 02, around $40.80, followed by $41.00 round-figures, might offer immediate resistance to the quote.

However, a clear break beyond $41.00 will quickly piece the June month top surrounding $41.60 to aim for February lows close to $44.00.

Meanwhile, a $39.90 mark comprising Friday’s low and June 29 top can question the black gold’s short-term losses ahead of the key $38.95/90 support confluence including 21-day SMA and an ascending support line from May 28.

If at all the bears sneak in around $38.90, bears may look at $37.00 as an intermediate halt during the fall towards $34.60, close to the mid-June bottom.

WTI daily chart

Trend: Bullish