Crude Oil Prices Surge as Bullish Breakout Drives WTI Back Above $90 Crude Oil Prices Surge as Bullish Breakout Drives WTI Back Above $90

China’s Potential Reopening Refuel Bullish Momentum as Oil Prices Rise

Crude oil prices are grinding higher after speculation of easing China lockdowns fueled a rally in commodities. As the news of a potential reopening of the world’s largest economy raised demand expectations, both WTI and Brent soared, driving oil futures higher.

With the fundamental backdrop providing a catalyst for bullish momentum, US Crude (WTI) futures rose on Friday, settling above $92.00.

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From the daily chart below, the recent full-bodied candle indicates an aggressive move from buyers that allowed them to push through $90.00. With trendline support from the September low firming at around $88.00, an increase in bullish momentum could see prices rising back towards the $95.00 psychological handle.

Crude Oil (CL1!) Daily Chart

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After falling from the June high of 123.68, a four-month sell-off drove WTI to a September low of $76.5 before rising back above $80.00. As a strong rebound drove price action higher, the same technical levels that provided support for WTI in 2013 & 2014 are now assisting in limiting the upside move at $92.50.

With the October high of $93.64 and the $95.00 providing additional resistance, a move higher and a retest of $97.55 (the 61.8% Fibonacci of the 2001 – 2008 move) could drive WTI back to the big $100 mark.

Crude Oil (CL1!) Monthly Chart

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