Technical Update - WTI and Brent Crude oil finding floor. Natural gas range bound after rejection Technical Update - WTI and Brent Crude oil finding floor. Natural gas range bound after rejection Technical Update - WTI and Brent Crude oil finding floor. Natural gas range bound after rejection

Technical Update - WTI and Brent Crude oil finding floor. Natural gas range bound after rejection

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Kim Cramer Larsson

Technical Analyst, Saxo Bank

Summary:  WTI and Brent Crude oil have been hit with heavy selling of late pushing the black gold through several support levels. But now Crude oil seems like it is finding its floor trying to form bottom and reversal patterns
Dutch and Henry Hub Natural gas range bound after being rejected at key resistance levels


WTI Crude oil took out key support at around 77.21. Next support at around 73.84. However, WTI could be in the process of forming an Evening star like pattern. It is not the best textbook example though, but could still be an indication of a bottom and reversal. For that scenario to play out minimum requirement is for WTI to close higher today.

If WTI is performing a daily close (not necessarily today) back above 78.50 the rebound could extend to 83-84 level

However, RSI is still in negative sentiment with no divergence suggesting lower levels could be seen, and a dip down to 73.84 should not be ruled out.
If WTI is closing below 73.84 no support until around USD67/barrel level

One could argue WTI has formed a Shoulder-Head-Shoulder like pattern. Ideally both shoulders should be of almost equal height so it is merely a Quasimodo SHS – with two heads!

Nevertheless, WTI has reached 0.618 Fibonacci of the Head to Neckline level at 75.23 which could be the exhaustive downwards move short-term

Medium-term If WTI is closing the week below 77.59 downtrend is confirmed and we could see WTI drop lower to test the falling trend line and to around the 200 weekly Moving Average level i.e., around USD70, possibly lower
Source all charts and data: Saxo Group

Brent Crude oil support at around 78.34. If closing below 78.34 there is no strong support until the lows back in May-June around 72.

Medium-term Brent is in a downtrend that would be further confirmed if Brent is closing below 81.94 on the week
The 0.786 retracement of the entire Q3 bullish move at 77.16 is likely to offer support

If Brent is closing above 81.75 there is short-term upside potential to 84.78 i.e., the 0.382 retracement

Dutch TTF Gas seems range bound between 44.80 and 56.10. Break out is needed for direction. A close below 44.80 Dutch gas is very likely to test the lower rising trendline and the 100 and 200 daily Moving Averages.

A close above 56.10 there is upside potential to 78
Henry Hub Gas. Rejected twice at strong resistance at around 3.63. Henry Hub hovering around the 0.786 retracement the Natural Gas future could find support at the rising 55 Moving Average.
 
The uptrend is still intact but a close below 2.835 will reverse it. A close below 2.835 a collapse to around 2.50 is likely

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