The WTI crude oil prices recovered on the day, representing an 8% gain after yesterday’s historical drop, having hit a multi-year low of $27.40 on Monday. The U.S. Crude Oil WTI Futures gained 6.2% to $33.05.
The WTI Crude Oil prices marked a historical 30% fall yesterday because tensions between Saudi Arabia and Russia escalated, whereas intensifying fears about the spread of the new coronavirus continued to affect investor sentiment.
After a failure in talks between OPEC and its allies last week, Saudi Arabia cut its April official selling prices by $6 to $8 to grab market share. It also plans to increase its crude output above 10 million barrels per day in April from 9.7 million BPD in recent months.
On the other hand, Russia also said that it might raise output and said that it could manage with low oil prices for six to ten years. It is worth to mention that possibly 50% of the public exploration and production companies will become bankrupt during the next two years as per the report that came from the Pioneer Natural Resources Co. Chief Executive Scott Sheffield.
The risk-sentiment was also recovered after Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, for the first time since the disease started, and because of the spread of the virus in mainland China sharply decreases.
At the demand side, the International Energy Agency said oil demand was set to contract in 2020 for the first time since 2009.
Daily Support and Resistance
- S1 16.27
- S2 23.67
- S3 27.07
Pivot Point 31.07
- R1 34.47
- R2 38.47
- R3 45.87
Technically, crude oil is trading at $34 per barrel, mostly maintaining sideways trading range of 34.40 – 27.33. At the moment, 34.35 resistance is very, very crucial for crude oil as the MACD is extremely oversold, and traders need a reason to long on crude oil. Breakout of 34.35/40 can be that reason which may attract some buying in crude oil and may lead its prices towards 38. Let’s look to stay bearish below 34 and bullish above 34.40 area today. Good luck!