Mike's Mid Day Minute is available to members on Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings, with one article per week available to non-members. Members please login and see "Mike's Mid Day Minute" in the navigation menu towards the top of the page.

Oil in Bullish Pattern, though Comparison to Dollar Warrants Caution

Although oil prices are up about $1/bbl this morning, given the juxtaposition of the dollar index pressing against its October low (see our comparison chart of oil and the dollar), a holder of long positions in oil and the US Oil Fund ETF (NYSE: USO) could be disappointed. That said, I am also mindful of the fact that Friday's weakness can be construed as a successful test of critical support at $76.55, and as long as $76.55 contains any forthcoming weakness, the near-term pattern in oil argues that a three-week bull flag should thrust to the upside in the upcoming sessions – towards a target of $86-$88.

  • Action-Oriented Trade Set-Ups in Stocks & ETFs
  • Macro Analysis of the Broader Markets
  • Detailed Technical Guidance for each Trading Idea
  • Live Interaction w/ Mike & Our Member Community
  • And Much, Much More!
Join Now! - Special Offer!
Veteran Wall Street analyst and financial author, Mike provides detailed and timely analysis and trade set-ups on a range of markets. Read more...

Have Mike's “Out Front” morning analysis delivered FREE to your email inbox twice weekly!