Crude Oil closed lower due to profit taking on Friday as it consolidated some of Thursday's rally. The low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening on Monday. Stochastics and the RSI are turning bullish signalling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing are needed to confirm that a short-term low has been posted. If it renews this month's decline, last July's low crossing is the next downside target.