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WTI extends previous week’s gain, clocks fresh 13-month high. 

Oil has violated a 2-1/2-year-long bearish trendline. 

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude, a North American oil benchmark, rose to $57.50 on Monday – the highest level since January 2020. 

Prices jumped nearly 9% last week – the biggest single-week gain since October 2020 – confirming an upside break of the trendline falling from October 2018 and January 2020 highs. 

The breakout has exposed resistances at $60 (psychological level) and $65.65 (lower high created in January 2020). 

However, a pullback may be seen before a continued rally, as the daily and weekly chart Relative Strength Indices are hovering above 70.00, indicating overbought conditions. 

The ascending 10-day Simple Moving Average, currently at $54.64, is a key support to watch out for in the short-term. 

Weekly chart

Trend: Bullish

Technical levels