The U.S. WTI crude oil futures continue to advance at $24.39 a barrel in the wake of optimization around the market sentiment and weaker U.S. dollar. Besides this, the latest report about the slowdown in inventories at Cushing since mid-March also continues to support crude oil prices.
The reason for the uptick in crude oil prices could also be attributed to the U.S. dollar weakness. The U.S. dollar is losing its bullish traction and struggling to gain any follow-through traction. Whereas, the U.S. dollar index stalled its moderate bounce just above 99.50 to now trade moderately lower at 99.40.
The start of the OPEC+ production cut by 9.7 million barrels a day also boosted the oil prices. Looking forward, the oil traders will keep their eyes on the weekly release of private inventory data from the American Petroleum Institute (API), which is scheduled to release at 20:30 GMT. The industry stockpile for the week ended on May 1 will likely follow the tracks of the previous reduction to 9.978 million barrels into the inventories.
Crude oil has made a strong bullish recovery, as it has violated the resistance level of 21.82 level. Above 21.82, we may see oil prices soaring further higher until 25.02 level. For now, support holds around 21.85, but the bullish bias remains strong as the RSI is also heading north and may also lead oil prices on the upper side.
WTI Crude Oil – Trade Setup
- Buy Above 24.20
- Take Profit 25.25
- Stop Loss 23.70