Crude Oil closed higher due to short covering on Thursday as it consolidated some of this week's decline. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI are bearish hinting that a short-term top might be in or is near. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing would temper the near-term friendly outlook. If it renews the rally off this month's low, June's high crossing is the next upside target.