Crude’s latest rally makes sense even in the absence of truly bullish news.

Crude oil rallied to a new all-time high on Friday, July 11 – $147.27 a barrel, intraday. But glance at the headlines, and it’s hard to call the reasons analysts cite as the cause for the $5-rally as bullish news. It all boils down to “tensions between Iran and the West and worries about supply” – same old “concerns” that have been with us for months. (

However, from the standpoint of Elliott wave analysis, crude’s latest rally makes sense even in the absence of truly bullish news. Why?

At the end of every week, Steve Craig, editor of Elliott Wave International’s Energy Specialty Service, records a “Weekly Wrap” for his subscribers. On Friday, June 20, Elliott wave patterns in crude’s charts showed that oil traders, collectively, were still in a fearful, bullish mood – thus predicting another push higher for oil.

That’s why from an Elliott wave standpoint, oil was destined to rally with or without the news. Watch this 3-minute clip from Steve Craig’s June 20 “Weekly Wrap,” where he makes a forecast for a third-wave rally in crude and brent oil contracts.

Free Video Clip – Oil: Expect a Third-Wave Rally (Released June 20, 2008)

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