Crude Oil closed sharply lower on Thursday and posted a new three-week low as it extends this week's decline. The low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI are bearish signalling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If it extends this week's decline, the reaction low crossing is the next downside target. Closes above the 10-day moving average crossing would confirm that a short-term low has been posted.