WTI crude oil short

January 11, 2018 03:47 PM

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As we have an inverted hammer candle on the WTI crude oil daily chart, with a volume spike, it can be a short opportunity. One could sell a futures contract, buy a straight put, buy a put spread (or sell a call spread) to play this setup. Technically, it is in overbought conditions, with a large spread from the moving averages in the immediate condition of sideways pivots for the month/week. This means it is poised for reversal trades, and a candle signal like this one could be a reason. I am pricing a straight put in the 63.50 strike for next Friday's expiration, costing nearly $400. 62.70 would be my first target if I am directionally correct. 

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Trevor Smith is a registered commodity trading advisor who holds four degrees across multiple disciplines. His study of financial markets led to his beliefs that investors can be self-directed and that market moves could be predicted using a variety of technical indicators and mathematics. His website is www.trevorsmithfnp.com. @TrevorSmithCTA