Friday, June 7, 2013

Crude oil developing massive triangle formation

Crude oil's weekly chart shows a fairly well-defined, colossal triangle formation:


What's interesting is after about five years in the making, the formation of the triangle's apex is near complete, meaning we will soon observe a breakout. As I've written recently, my expectation has been for crude oil to break higher from here given that energy equities have been performing well and in my experience equities tend to lead their associated commodity. 

The weekly chart of the Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal-Weight Energy ETF looks bullish to me:


The ETF successfully broke out of a developing triangle earlier this year, and more recently has broken out again. Price has since retreated to the breakout level -- a fairly common and often healthy occurrence -- with $72 serving as support.

The above is an absolute price chart. How does RYE look relative to the market?


The chart above is RYE vs. the equal-weight S&P 500 ETF (RSP) and as with the absolute chart, it appears bullish to me. Relative performance recently broke out of a triangle and ever since has been trending higher.

All in all, a bullish outlook for energy equities tends to be bullish for crude oil. Stay tuned.


  1. I thought that with NG so cheap oil was heading down! Let's face it, no-one has a clue!

    1. Anonymous II
      Actually, NG has been priced so low of recent years as to make it, among most companies, less profitable or not profitable at all to pursue development - evidenced by the shift to producing NG mixed with higher value liquids by those companies possessing such resource. I think NG has to come up in price versus dragging oil down.
      Plus, With American West Texas Intermediate's lower price spread compared with most of the rest of the world's European Brent, companies operating in America have incentive to develop both NG and oil at higher prices because they still would be able to pass on both commodities at net savings to end users - and the situation would be further enhanced when the political logjam breaks on exporting both oil to Brent paying countries and LNG where demand lies. Of course, such break assumes our government is on its people's side of economic strength and not just wanting to neutralize us in favor of a new world order.

  2. Anybody who writes about a "new world order" has automatically lost the argument. And anyone who invests on that assumption has made a losing trade.

    The oil companies are their own world order, responsible to no government, and they will not allow the status quo to change at their expense.

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