Crude Oil Trade Idea Moving Along As Planned

US crude oil is down hard today in both the crude oil futures contract market (CL) and cash market.

However, our bullish trade idea from last week is still in play despite today’s bear move.

We noted that the market was moving from a high price towards a low price near the down Fibonacci extension.

So, while there could be further to fall first, let’s take a look at the chart to see how a bullish trade might develop…

Crude Oil Set for Bull or Bear?

Here’s how we see the crude oil futures contract (CL) chart trading setting up a short-term drop before a potential rally…

Crude Oil Futures Contract (CL) Price and Technical Analysis – Source: TradingView

The CL daily time frame is in a large up trend, with the market moving from a high price towards a future low price. 

There is a down Fibonacci with an extension price point 83.55 that meets the daily up trend line. It is expected the market to push bearish towards 83.55 then U-turn Bullish.

This shows how our trade idea is working for a short-term bear move, evidenced by today’s drop of over 2%!

If the market holds at the up trend line, it is expected the market to push towards all time highs near price point 147.27 about +5,808 ticks above the market. 

It will be a good idea to stay out of the market until the daily up trend line is hit. Then, after the market hits the daily up trend line, it will be a good idea to look for a bullish reversal before turning to the one hour time frame and looking for long ideas.

So, for now, as the market is down, it’s good to stay out of the market as it is expected to push bearish.

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Josh Martinez is an elite Analyst who’s been actively trading the financial markets since 2011. He’s known as one the leading innovative traders in this industry due to his his cutting-edge strategies.

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