Market Analysis: The Price of Oil Sets Maximum of the Year


Yesterday, the price of WTI oil rose above USD 85.50 per barrel. This has not happened since November 2022.

On August 24, we wrote that the price of oil could find support for growth from the lower border of the rising channel, as well as from the level of USD 78.50. Since then, the price of WTI oil has risen by more than 9%. Fundamentally this contributed to:

→ the policy of limiting production by OPEC+ countries;

→ expectations that the Chinese economy will recover thanks to the incentives of the authorities.

According to Trafigura, a large company trading mainly in metals and energy resources, investment in the development of the oil industry is not enough, and a price of up to USD 88 can be considered fair in the current circumstances.

Bullish arguments:

→ the price of oil has not yet reached the upper limit of the rising channel, leaving the potential for updating the highs of the year;

→ the level at 81.50, which worked as a resistance, can now provide support;

→ support can also be provided by the median line of the uplink.

Bearish arguments:

→ rising oil prices are unfavorable for large economies, including the United States, which are struggling with high inflation. We can expect steps from governments aimed at lowering prices;

→ after 2 weeks of rapid growth (and especially on August 31 and September 1), a pullback would be a logical development for a market that is “overheated”. The RSI indicator indicates overbought.

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