Brent Oil Price Faces Key Resistance Zone Amid Geopolitical Tensions

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The reasons for the rise in Brent oil prices are a drone attack on an American military base in Jordan, as well as an attack on an oil tanker in the Red Sea. These events cause concerns about the safety of oil transportation through the Red Sea and the potential escalation of the conflict in the Middle East. Bloomberg writes that President Biden is under pressure, and the response can be decisive.

The Brent crude oil chart today shows that:
→ The price strengthened higher than the zone of consolidation (shown by narrowing black lines), having completed its bullish break at the psychological level of 80 US dollars per barrel.
→ The price forms an ascending channel (shown in blue).
→ The price rose to the USD 83.00-85.00 zone, which previously served as a support area, but changed its role in November.
→ The market is overbought, judging by the readings of the RSI indicator.

If the geopolitical tension increases, then the bulls can try to raise the price of Brent oil through the specified zone - it is possible that it will reach the upper border of the channel.

On the other hand, if the fundamental background indicates a decrease in the degree of threats in the Middle East, the price can form a pullback from the resistance zone so that the RSI drops closer to values around 50.

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