Crude oil has unexpectedly exited the uptrend channel. The commodity has been unable to mount a serious challenge to 55.24 (03/01/2017 high) resistance. The correction towards support given at 49.61 (08/12/2016) is finally happening. Expected to see 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).