Crude Oil has been methodically working its way higher as risk-on has been en vogue.
But it’s nearing an important resistance level that many computer algorithms are aware of: the yearly price pivot.
In 2017, crude oil prices found support and bounced off the yearly S1 pivot point (see chart 1 below). Fast forward to this year, and crude oil is testing resistance at its 2018 Yearly R1 pivot point (see chart 2 below).
In my opinion, this is a good spot for traders to reduce risk on crude oil and oil and energy related ETFs, $USO and $XLE. There’s a rising amount of bulls heading into this important price pivot, so this should bring a pause.
Chart 1: 2017 Crude Oil Trading Chart
Chart 2: 2018 Crude Oil Trading Chart
Computer algorithms are programmed to buy & sell at pivot points. That’s why my charts only show pivot points. All I care about as a trader is where the algos will be buyers and sellers. I want to follow them!
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