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.