WTI Price Analysis: Upside needs daily close above $80.50

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  • WTI prints gain following two days of consolidation on Thursday.
  • Bulls require to break decisively above $80.50 to hold more gains.
  • The momentum oscillator holds onto the overbought zone, with stretched buying conditions.

WTI prices continue to consolidate gains on Thursday in the European session. The supply-chain bottlenecks underpin the demand for crude oil. At the time of writing, WTI is trading at $80.51, up 0.60% for the day.

WTI daily chart

On the daily chart, WTI has been in the continuous uptrend after crossing the 21-day Simple Moving Average (SMA) at $67.62 since August 27.

After testing the seven-year high at around $80.00, WTI looks exhaustive near these levels. To continue the upside, the price has to give a daily close above 80.50 to test Monday’s high of 81.28. WTI bulls will then keep their eyes on October 2014 high at $92.96.

Alternatively, if the prices move lower, they would look out for the $79.10 and the $76.60 horizontal support levels respectively, and then march 21-day SMA at $75.70.

WTI additional levels