Amid escalating tensions concerning the Russian invasion of Ukraine, crude oil prices rally to a multi-month high. However, overbought RSI conditions recently triggered the quote’s pullback near an upward sloping trend line from July 2021. That said, a six-week-old support line near $92.00 precedes the 21-DMA surrounding the $90.00 psychological magnet restricts short-term declines of the black gold. Also putting a floor under the energy prices is the October 2021 peak near $86.70, a break of which will recall short-term Brent oil sellers.
Meanwhile, the aforementioned resistance line near $96.00 precedes the $100.00 threshold to challenge Brent oil bulls. Should the quote remains firmer past $100.00, lows marked during November 2013 and April 2014, respectively around $103 and $104.00 should flash on the buyer’s radar. It’s worth noting that the commodity’s upside past $104.00 will be hindered by multiple resistances marked during July 2014 near $108-109.
Overall, geopolitical risks keep energy prices higher but the key resistance line triggered recent profit-booking.