Oil price jumps sharply today on news that US is preparing to stop all Iranian oil sanction waivers. The announce could be made as soon as on Monday. Currently, China, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey are buying Iranian oil without facing US sanctions. But such waivers would expire on May 2 and US will not be renewing it them.

WTI crude oil surges to as high 65.92 so far today. 61.8% retracement of 77.06 to 42.05 at 63.68 is considered completely got rid of. Near term outlook will stay bullish as long as 63.08 support holds. Further rise should be seen back to 77.06 key resistance.


In the bigger picture, there is no clear sign of range break out yet. Rise from 42.05 is seen as just a leg inside the sideway pattern from 77.06. Thus, upside should be limited by 77.06 to bring another medium term fall.

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