Crude Oil Prices Chop, But Bearish Triangle Still in Place

May crude oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange are continuing to chop in the middle a trading range bound by the key near-term technical support and resistance levels seen on the chart. However, note on the chart that a bearish descending triangle pattern is still in place. The direction in which crude oil prices “break out” of this trading range marked by the technical support and resistance levels seen on the chart will very likely be the direction of the next significant price trend in the crude oil futures market. My bias is that prices will produce a downside breakout from the trading range.

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May crude oil
Stay tuned! Jim Wyckoff
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