The energy crisis hype is continuing to feed the beast in the oil market as prices climb further on the week, with WTI up another 1.5% today to $76.50 levels. That is seeing price gravitate towards its July high @ $76.98 and that will be a key resistance level to watch.
A firm break above that paves the way towards $80 next with little resistance seen standing in the way. Here's a look at the monthly chart:
If you go by that, suddenly a surge to $100 doesn't look out of the question.
The global energy crisis is a key focus driving markets at the moment and we're not even in winter yet. But already the power crunch is highlighting the supply-demand imbalance that may take many months to restore, especially if it is going to be a frigid winter.
Here is a look at nat gas today, which has gone nutty as it surges above $6:
The parabolic move may still have some ways to go and if that is the case, oil also looks set for a stronger break to the upside even after the gains in the past week.