Crude Oil closed lower on Thursday as it resumed last week's decline. The low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI remain neutral to bearish signalling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If it extends today's decline, the 87% retracement level of the February-April rally crossing is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing are needed to confirm that a short-term low has been posted.