Hopes for higher oil price are getting shattered

TVC:USOIL   CFDs on WTI Crude Oil
The hopes for higher oil prices were shattered last week with the announcement of a potential Hamas-Israel ceasefire deal, which led to a quick selloff in the oil market. Following the invalidation of a bullish breakout above $76.14, the price of oil kept sliding lower, finally hitting a low of $71.43 yesterday. Currently, the WTI crude oil trades close to $72.80 per barrel, and we pay attention to RSI, MACD, and Stochastic on the daily chart. All of these indicators began to reverse to the downside after the news hit the market, with RSI and Stochastic building bearish structures and MACD attempting to retrace back below the midpoint. If the MACD succeeds, it will bolster a bearish case in the short term. The same will apply to RSI and Stochastic continuing to develop bearish structures. However, as the ADX remains relatively low on the daily time frame, it is suggestive that there is a lack of any trend whatsoever. With this assessment, it is likely that WTI oil will continue to trade within the range between $68 and $75 in the foreseeable future.

Illustration 1.01
The image above portrays the daily chart of the USOIL’s MACD. A breakout below the midpoint will bolster a bearish case in the short term and elevate the odds of a breakdown below $70 per barrel.

Technical analysis
Daily time frame = Bearish
Weekly time frame = Slightly bearish

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