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  • WTI eases from $40.72 during the initial hour of trading.
  • Repeated failures to stay positive beyond $41.00 keep sellers hopeful.
  • A confirmation of the bearish chart pattern highlights $39.40 support confluence.

WTI slips from $40.72 to $40.63 during the early Asian session on Tuesday. The black gold refreshed a two-week high the previous day but marked another pullback from $41.00. In doing so, the energy benchmark portrays a bearish formation, rising wedge, on the hourly chart.

Given the quote’s multiple U-turns from $41.00, coupled with a downside suggesting chart pattern, sellers await a clear break below $40.36 to take fresh entries.

Following a sustained trading past-$40.36, a confluence of 200-HMA and 50% Fibonacci retracement of June 23-25 fall, around $39.40, will be in the spotlight.

Should there be a clear downside below $39.40, June 24 top near $38.60 and June 24 low near $37.60 might offer intermediate halts before dragging oil prices to the previous month’s bottom close to $34.50/45.

Meanwhile, the mentioned bearish formation’s upper line around $41.15 can offer immediate resistance ahead of June month’s top near $41.65.

It should, however, be noted that the bulls’ ability to cross $41.65 enables them to challenge February month low around $44.00.

WTI hourly chart

Trend: Pullback expected