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Weakening Dollar Providing Short-Term Opportunity In Oil


FMC Technologies (FTI) provides technology solutions for the energy sector.  Much of the energy space has struggled for the last several months for a number of reasons, one of which has been the higher dollar.  The rising greenback has provided a headwind for energy companies, but with the suddenly weak jobs report on Friday, the U.S. dollar has continued to correct.  FTI seems to be in a solid technical position for a bounce as it's challenging multi-year price support after a rapid decline at a time when a long-term positive divergence has formed on its weekly chart.  Check it out:

Note also that during 2015, the three highest weekly volume bars accompanied higher price action - a positive technical development as well.

Happy trading!


Tom Bowley
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