Crude Oil closed higher due to profit taking on Monday as it consolidated some of Friday's rally. The mid-range close sets the stage for a steady opening on Tuesday. 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.