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  • WTI’s hourly chart shows a pennant pattern or contracting triangle. 
  • A breakdown would signal bearish continuation and expose June lows. 

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude has carved out a narrowing price range or pennant pattern on the hourly chart. 

The upper end of the pennant pattern is currently seen at $37.37. A breakout above that level would mean the sell-off from the August high of $43.78 has ended, and the bulls have regained control. 

Alternatively, a move below the lower end of the pennant, currently at $36.92, would imply a continuation of the sell-off from August’s high and expose deeper support levels lined up at $34.36 (June 15 low). 

At press time, a barrel of WTI is changing hands near $37.30.

Hourly chart

Trend: Bearish below $36.92 

Technical levels