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US OIL: Elliott Wave and Technical Analysis | Charts – May 22, 2020

by | May 22, 2020 | US Oil, US Oil Historical

Again, upwards movement continues as expected. A first wave up is nearing completion and should be followed by a multi-week pullback for a second wave.

Summary: Oil may have found a major sustainable low. For the short term, use the channel on the daily Elliott wave count. Assume upwards movement continues while price remains within or above the channel. If price breaks below the channel, then assume a deep multi-week pullback may have begun.



US Oil Elliott Wave Chart Monthly 2019
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The basic Elliott wave structure is five steps forward and three steps back. This Elliott wave count expects that US Oil has completed a three steps back pattern, which began in July 2008. The Elliott wave count expects that the bear market for US Oil may now be over.

A channel is drawn about Super Cycle wave (II): draw the first trend line from the start of cycle wave w to the end of cycle wave x, then place a parallel copy on the end of cycle wave w. Price has bounced up off the channel. This trend line is breached, which is a typical look for the end of a movement for a commodity.

The upper edge of the channel may provide resistance.

Following five waves up and three steps back should be another five steps up; this is labelled Super Cycle wave (III), which may only have just begun. Super Cycle wave (III) may last a generation and must make a new high above the end of Super Cycle wave (I) at 146.73.

Super Cycle wave (III) may only subdivide as a five wave impulse. New trends for Oil usually start out very slowly with short first waves and deep time consuming second wave corrections. Basing action over a few years may now have begun.


US Oil Elliott Wave Chart Weekly 2019
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Super Cycle wave (III) must subdivide as an impulse. Cycle wave I within the impulse may now be unfolding higher. Cycle wave II may not move beyond the start of cycle wave I below 10.24.


US Oil Elliott Wave Chart Daily 2019
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Labels are added for cycle wave I. Although the numbers are placed along the direction arrow, this does not mean that it is expected that Super Cycle wave (III) will move in a straight line. Markets do not move in straight lines; there are counter trend movements along the way.

Intermediate wave (2) and primary wave 2 within cycle wave I may be deep and time consuming. It is normal for Oil for counter trend movements early on in a new developing trend to be deep and time consuming as price forms basing action. This may take several months to possibly even years for Oil.

A small channel is drawn about intermediate wave (1). Assume intermediate wave (1) is continuing while price remains within or above this channel. If the channel is breached by downwards movement, then that may be taken as an early indication that intermediate wave (1) may be over and intermediate wave (2) may have begun. 

Intermediate wave (2) may not move beyond the start of intermediate wave (1) below 10.24.



US Oil Chart Weekly 2019
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Now two bullish reversal patterns with RSI reaching oversold and then exhibiting bullish divergence suggest a low may now be in place.

The last three completed weekly candlesticks now form  an Advance Block pattern. This warns that the upwards movement here is weakening and the market is at a higher risk of a pullback developing.


US Oil Chart Daily 2019
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The upwards shorter term trend may have ended. The Hanging Man candlestick, which has support from volume, is a bearish reversal pattern. However, the bullish implication of the long lower wick on the Hanging Man means it requires bearish confirmation in the following candlestick, making a Hanging Man essentially a two candlestick reversal pattern.

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