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OIL: Triangle Pattern Could Send Prices Higher Later This Year

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June 03 2013

Oil is slow, choppy and overlapping since September 2012 , so we think that whole price action represents a triangle pattern in red wave B) that is part of three wave rally in wave (D) from June 2012 low. If we are correct, then we know that we need five sub-waves within a triangle before we may look for a push higher into C) of (D) towards 102/103 mark. Well, current reversal from around 97.00, trend-line resistance region seems to be a wave E pull-back, final leg in a triangle pattern. As such, triangle could be near completion, but based on Fibonacci levels we see room for even deeper pull-back, towards 88.00 area before market may turn bullish again, but it should sometime this year.



WHAT IS A TRIANGLE?

A Triangle is a common 5 wave pattern labeled A-B-C-D-E that moves counter-trend and is corrective in nature. Triangles move within two channel lines drawn from waves A to C, and from waves B to D. A Triangle is either contracting or expanding depending on whether the channel lines are converging or expanding. Triangles are overlapping five wave affairs that subdivide 3-3-3-3-3.

Contracting triangle

 
• structure is 3-3-3-3-3
• each subwave of a triangle is ussaly a zig-zag
• wave E must end in the price territory of wave A
• one subwave of a triangle usually has a much more complex structure than others subwaves
• appears in wave four in an impulse, wave B in an A-B-C, wave X or wave Y in a double threes, wave X oor wave Z in a triple threes


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