I disagree, one should be predicting direction within their individual gaming plan. Oil, yes can be a little volatile, BUT still adheres to market structure and principles. Oil set ups for swing trading occur more frequently ( I hold anywhere between 3 days and 2 weeks). Ergo, of course one can gauge direction. Markets aren't complicated, break it down to its simplest form, demand/supply and look for imbalances.
Give us foresight signal in advance and post them here.