Oil and Natural Gas: The Price of Oil Fell to the $83.10
- During the Asian session, the price of oil fell to the $83.10 level.
- The price of natural gas formed a new multi-month minimum at the $5.15 level.
Oil chart analysis
During the Asian session, the price of oil fell to the $83.10 level. For now, we have found support at that point, and we see a price recovery to the $84.00 level. The price is now trying to climb up to the $85.00 level and form a new higher low from which it could start a new bullish impulse.
We have the next important resistance zone in the range of $86.50-87.00. A break above the price would be of great interest to us and further the bullish trend. Potential higher targets are the $88.00 and $90.00 levels. We need a continuation of the negative consolidation and a new pullback below the $83.00 level for a bearish option.
After that, we look at the $82.00 level as the next potential support. A break in oil prices below would only intensify the bearish pressure. Potential lower targets are the $80.00 and $79.00 levels.
Natural gas chart analysis
The price of natural gas formed a new multi-month minimum at the $5.15 level. The gas price has been in a strong bearish trend since October 6. We are now looking at $5.00 as the next target and potential support.
We cannot rule out that we will see a continuation of the further decline in gas prices. Potential lower targets are the $4.90 and $4.80 levels. For a bullish option, we need a new positive consolidation and a return above the $5.40 level.
There we could form a new higher low and, with a bullish impulse, start a potential recovery of gas prices. Potential higher targets are the $5.60 and $5.80 levels.
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