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Has Crude Oil Reached Near-Term Downside Exhaustion?

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Today’s upside reversal action comes on the heels of a bearish Inventory Report, and from a new low in the vicinity of important, intermediate-term support at $38.90, which represents the 50% retracement level of the entire Feb- Aug advance.

In addition, buying interest emerged at the lower-boundary zone of the June-July down-sloping corrective price channel, classic action into downside channel exhaustion.

Of course, Oil must preserve today’s gains, and follow-through to the upside to confirm a significant turn.

The action so far today is very promising technically– and provides preliminary evidence that Oil has completed the correction of its initial, intermediate-term recovery period.


Slope Contest 2016

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It’s been a while since we’ve had a good ol’ fashioned Slope Contest. What better event than the upcoming presidential election in just under 100 days. (Tuesday November 8th in case you were wondering).

So, the rules are simple… you must post your guess on this post. It must be timestamped no later than Friday August 5th. You may not edit your comment after August 5th since we won’t be able to tell what you edited even if it was just to fix a typo.

No added commentary! This is not meant to open up a discussion/debate/pissing match, it’s only to have a little fun.