Crude Oil ~ market folly

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Crude Oil

Contrahour has a very simple chart up showing the technical weakness crude is exhibiting. The chart implies that a re-test of the $100 is imminent. Notice how on the most recent test of $120 that oil is not springing off support as it should. Instead, it is lingering about, suggesting it wants to trade even lower. In early June, when hitting the same support level, buyers rushed in and crude soared right back up where it came from. That is not the case this time around. This should theoretically be bullish for the market as a whole. But, we all know how the market loves to surprise us.

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