On Friday, the WTI crude oil prices continue to hold bullish bias maintaining substantial weekly gains as support from a surprise draws in U.S. inventories and possible action from OPEC and its allies to increase production cuts burdened broader economic interests.
The strong buying in crude oil was mostly underpinned by the surprise plunge in U.S. stockpile data. The U.S. crude oil inventories fell by about 10 million barrels during the previous week.
Whereas, the officials at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) remarked to extended supply cut is an option to balance the softer demand outlook in 2020, hence extending another reliable support to the WTI crude oil prices.
Technically, the WTI has violated an asymmetric triangle pattern, which keeps the crude oil prices on hold between 54.75 to 53.50. The violation of this range has pushed crude oil higher towards 56.50 area.
WTI Crude Oil – Daily Technical Levels
Pivot Point 56.01
At the moment, crude oil is facing stiff resistance at 56.50 area. However, the WTI is looking to complete bearish retracement on the 240 mins chart. Crude oil has already completed 23.6% Fibonacci retracement at 55.85 area, and below this, further sell-off is expected until 55.50.
Despite the bearish correction, I would suggest looking for a bullish trades above 55.30 level today. All the best!