Crude Oil Prices May Turn Lower From Resistance Near $72

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Gold prices are digesting losses having dropped to the outer layer of support establishing the uptrend from December 2016, now at 1286.55. A daily close below that exposes the 1260.80-66.44 area. Alternatively, a push back above 1304.73 targets falling trend line resistance at 1316.69.


Signs of topping continue to mark crude oil price action, from negative RSI divergence t the formation of a rising Wedge chart pattern. A break below resistance-turned-support at 69.53 opens the door for another test of the 66.22-67.36 area. Alternatively, a breach above the May 10 high at 71.86 confirmed on a daily closing basis exposes wedge top resistance at 73.24.


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