Crude oil is heading towards resistance at 54.32 (06/01/2017 high) despite some consolidation. Yet, a correction in the near-term towards 49.61 (08/12/2016) is possible in case support at 50.71 (10/01/2017 low) is broken. The black commodity needs to push higher to confirm deeper buying pressures.
In the long-term, crude oil has recovered after its sharp decline last year. However, we consider that further weakness are very likely. Strong support lies at 24.82 (13/11/2002) while resistance can now be found at 55.24 (03/01/2017 high).