- WTI rose near the $82.90 zone, establishing a three-day winning streak.
- A stronger dollar and the fragile Chinese situation could limit gains.
He West Texas Intermediate (WTI) it rose on Wednesday and threatened the resistance at $83.00.
What is driving the price up is the approach of Hurricane Idalia to the Gulf of Mexico, where the US concentrates 15% of its oil production, and fears of a supply crunch are driving up crude prices. In addition, the publication on Tuesday of lower-than-expected US crude reserves and the continued maneuvering by OPEC+ to extend its voluntary production cuts also contribute to the rise.
Elsewhere, China reported weak economic data during the Asian session, with the Non-Manufacturing PMI dipping to 51.00, versus 51.1 expected, and weak Chinese prospects could cap Black Gold gains. Furthermore, the dollar is trading strongly against most of its rivals, which could also put a damper on WTI bulls.
WTI levels to watch
Analyzing the daily chart, it is observed that the WTI has a technical position between neutral and bullish, with the bulls gradually recovering ground. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) shows a positive slope above its midline, while the Moving Average Convergence (MACD) shows decreasing red bars. Furthermore, the pair is above the 20,100,200-day simple moving average (SMA), which implies that the bulls are in control on a larger scale.
Support levels: $81.25, $80.00, $78.50.
Resistance levels: $83.00, $83.50, $84.50.
WTI Daily Chart
WTI US OIL
|Last price today||82.76|
|daily change today||1.28|
|today’s daily variation||1.57|
|today’s daily opening||81.48|
|previous daily high||81.82|
|previous daily low||80.68|
|Previous Weekly High||81.68|
|previous weekly low||77.53|
|Previous Monthly High||81.78|
|Previous monthly minimum||69.77|
|Fibonacci daily 38.2||81.38|
|Fibonacci 61.8% daily||81.11|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||80.83|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||80.19|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||79.7|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||81.97|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||82.46|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||83.11|
Source: Fx Street
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