Oil Updates by Solid ECN


Brent Crude Oil: global recession risks increase pressure on the instrument​

Brent Crude Oil prices are falling to 101.50 amid investors' fears about the global economy going into recession due to the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine and persistently high inflation in developed countries. Another negative factor for hydrocarbon prices is the discussion by the United States and G7 allies of setting a ceiling price for Russian oil at 40–60 dollars per barrel to reduce energy sales revenues to the Russian Federation's national budget as part of the sanctions policy.

Thus, we can assume that the fall of the trading instrument will continue in the medium term, and the target for sales will be the March low of 98.00.


The long-term trend in the oil market remains upward. The key support for the trend is at 98; after holding it, the growth will continue with the target at the June high. Otherwise, the asset may decline to 91.1 and 86.3.

The medium-term trend is downwards. This week, the target zone 2 (108.93–108.06) was broken, which suggests a further decline in prices towards zone 3 (100.23–99.36). The key resistance of the trend is shifting to 110.16–109.31, from where it is worth considering new short positions.

Resistance levels: 107.75, 119.10, 125.65 | Support levels: 101.50, 98., 91.1