WTI PRICE ANALYSIS: OIL HITS 13-MONTH HIGH, CHALLENGES 13-YEAR BEARISH TRENDLINE

  • The US oil prices rise to the highest level in 12 months. 
  • The monthly chart shows prices are flirting with a major bearish trendline.

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude is trading at $62.77 per barrel at press time.

That’s the highest level since January 2020, and the resistance of the trendline falling from July 2008 and July 2014 highs.

Expectations of a swift vaccine-led global economic recovery and the recent cold blast in Texas have powered the North American oil benchmark to multi-year highs.

A break above that trendline hurdle would mark a reversal higher from decade-long bearish price action and shift focus to $66.60 (April 2019 high).

Analysts at Goldman Sachs have reportedly raised their 2021 WTI price forecast to $66 per barrel from $58 per barrel. The following year, the oil benchmark is seen rising to $67 per barrel versus the previous $62 per barrel projection.

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