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  • WTI eases from one week high after flashing a bearish candlestick the previous day.
  • An ascending trend line from May 28 appears on the sellers’ radar.
  • June month’s top adds to the upside barrier beyond $40.10.

WTI steps back from weekly highs to $39.69 amid the initial Tokyo session trading on Wednesday. The black gold’s recent weakness justifies Tuesday’s bearish candlestick formation on the daily chart.

Hence, sellers are currently targeting a re-test to the five-week-old support line, at $37.90, during the further declines. However, a $39.00 round-figure is expected to offer immediate rest to the energy benchmark.

If at all the bears dominate past-$37.90, the mid-June low near $34.70 and May 28 bottom surrounding $31.30 could return to the charts.

On the flip side, a clear break above the previous day’s high near $40.10 will defy the candlestick formation and trigger the commodity’s recovery moves towards June 08 top near $40.60 ahead of challenging the last month’s peak close to $41.65/70.

Other than the technical details, oil traders will also keep eyes on the weekly readings of the US Crude Oil Stocks Change, expected -0.95M versus 1.442M prior, published by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

WTI daily chart

Trend: Pullback expected