WTI Price Analysis: Defends bounce off 61.8% Fibonacci retracement around $90.00

WTI pressured in a risk-off setting in Tokyo

  • WTI grinds higher after bouncing off the key Fibonacci retracement support.
  • Sluggish RSI, MACD challenge further upside momentum but 61.8% golden ratio probes bears.
  • Convergence of 200-DMA, two-month-old resistance line and 50% Fibonacci retracement level restricts short-term upside.

WTI crude oil prices struggle to extend the latest rebound at around $90.00 during Tuesday’s initial Asian session.

The black gold began the week on a positive side while extending Friday’s recovery from the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level of December 2021 to the March 2022 upside, near $86.90.

However, downbeat RSI and sluggish MACD seem to challenge the WTI crude oil’s further recovery, which in turn restricts the quote’s latest moves below $90.00.

It’s worth noting that the commodity’s further upside past the $90.00 immediate hurdle needs validation from the $94.30-50 resistance area comprising the 50-DMA, 50% Fibonacci retracement level and a downward sloping trend line from early July.

During the quote’s pullback, the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level near $86.90 could restrict immediate downside ahead of the late January swing low around $81.70.

Should WTI price remain weak past $81.70, the $80.00 round figure and early December 2021 swing high around $73.70 should lure the oil bears.

WTI: Daily chart

Trend: Limited upside expected


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