Crude Oil Shows Potential Signs of Topping

NYMEX_DL:CL1!   Light Crude Oil Futures
Crude oil has been running since early summer, but there may be signs of a top.

The first pattern on today’s chart is the “shooting star” candlestick on Tuesday. Prices climbed to their highest level of the year before reversing lower. They dropped further on Wednesday, confirming the potentially bearish reversal pattern.

Second, CL1! has been at the top of its Keltner Channel. A potential reversion down the range could imply a drop of about 10 percent.

Third, Wilder’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is dipping from its most overbought condition since March 2022.

Fourth, Rate of Change made a lower high this week as price made a higher high. That kind of bearish divergence often precedes reversals lower.

Finally, these patterns have occurred below the 93.50 area where crude oil had a double top in October and November 2022. That may suggest its longer-term trend has failed to become truly bullish.

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