As the barrel of WTI stalled its recent up move and fell sharply towards the $63 threshold, you may want to know. Will WTI Crude Oil Price Regain $64 Mark? Find out.
12 January, GKFX–WTI (oil futures on NYMEX) moved away from multi-year tops, but remains on track to book four straight weekly gains, as the bulls await the US CPI and drilling activity report for the next push higher.
- Bulls gather pace for further upside.
- Weaker DXY and firm 2018 oil outlook support.
- US drilling report and inflation data in focus.
Will WTI Crude Oil Price Regain $64 Mark?
The barrel of WTI stalled its recent up move and fell sharply towards the $ 63 threshold, before recovering some ground to now consolidate near mid-63s. The bulls take a breather, as markets begin to believe that the rally could be overdone.
Moreover, weakening Chinese oil demand, as reflected by China’s crude oil imports data, also added to the retreat in the prices from the highest levels seen since Dec 2014. China’s crude oil imports in December eased to 33.7 million tonnes, or 7.97 million barrels per day, versus 37.04 million tonnes in November, customs data showed on Friday.
However, the sentiment remains underpinned amid expectations of a tighter market this year while ongoing rout in the US dollar versus its main peers also keeps the positive tone intact around the USD-sensitive oil.
Later today, the US rigs count and inflation data will be closely watched for moves in the black gold. At the time of writing, WTI drops -0.56% to $63.44 while Brent trades modestly flat at $69.17.
WTI Technical Levels
The resistances are aligned at $64 (round number) ahead of $ 64.75 (3-year highs) and $65 (psychological levels). On the downside, supports are located at $63.19/12 (daily low/ 5-DMA), $62.50 (psychological levels) and $62.27 (10-DMA).
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