Friday’s Technical Analysis: WTI Crude Oil

Posted by: : Paul EbelingPosted on: January 16, 2015 Friday’s Technical Analysis: WTI Crude Oil
 

Friday’s Technical Analysis: WTI Crude Oil

WTI Crude Oil closed  lower Thursday.

The low range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening Friday.

Stochastics and the RSI have turned Bearish indicating that sideways to lower prices are possible near term.

If WTI Crude Oil extends Thursday’s decline, the reaction low crossing is the next Southside target.

US Crude Oil (USO) imports have been declining on the back of the shale Oil boom that has brought the US near energy independence.

Crude Oil’s collapse is largely attributed to lower global demand, which was accompanied by more production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). OPEC members, seeking to defend their market share of a highly oversupplied Crude Oil market, have engaged in a ‘price ware.”

West Texas Intermediate (WTI), also known as WTI Crude Oil or Texas light sweet, is a grade of Crude Oil used as a benchmark in Oil pricing.

This grade is described as light because of its relatively low density, and sweet because of its low sulfur content.

Crude Oil is the underlying commodity of Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s COMEX Oil futures contracts.

The price of Crude Oil is often referenced in news reports on Oil prices, alongside the price of Brent Crudefrom the North Sea.

Other important Oil markers include the Dubai Crude, Oman Crude, Urals oil and the OPEC Reference Basket.

WTI Crude Oil is lighter and sweeter than Brent Crude Oil, and considerably lighter and sweeter than Dubai or Oman.

Stay tuned…

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Paul Ebeling is best known for his work as writer and publisher of “The Red Roadmaster’s Technical Report” on the US Major Market Indices™, a highly-regarded, weekly financial market letter, where he enjoys an international audience among opinion makers, business leaders, and respected organizations. Something of a pioneer in online stock market and commodities discussion and analysis, Ebeling has been online since 1994. He has studied and worked in the global financial and stock markets since 1984.

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