The Significance Of The Weekly Oil Chart

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WTI monthly chart

Of all the timeframes and charts for the WTI oil futures contract, it is perhaps the monthly which is the most revealing and one I have referenced many times in my analysis of oil. The level of resistance which I have constantly highlighted and suggested oil would not breach yet is that at $66 per barrel and shown on the chart with the red dashed line. This level is not one I have created manually but is from the accumulation and distribution indicator for NinjaTrader which delivers this automatically and more importantly is based on the number of times a level has been tested and duly held.  The graphical display of these levels is intuitive and instant and the indicator works on a single license basis for both NT7 and NT8.

Moreover, the significance of the monthly chart cannot be underestimated as it carries the weight of time thereby giving additional importance to these levels. Last month was a classic sign of weakness with the candle closing on a deep wick to the upper body and good volume, having duly tested the resistance level at $66 per barrel. In addition and pivotal is the fact we are trading at the volume point of control just above the $60 per barrel level and shown with the yellow dashed line. This is where we expect congestion to build as it represents the fulcrum of the market where bullish and bearish sentiment is equally balanced and there is, therefore, no trend. And as we have just arrived at this point on the monthly chart we can expect congestion to build with support in the $57 per barrel region as denoted by the blue dash line which will come into play as the market probes the downside.

So in summary given the technical picture on this timeframe expect to see the price of oil remain rangebound in this channel for the next few weeks.

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