/ Crude Oil closed higher on Thursday and the high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI are 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 the decline off August's high, May's low crossing is the next downside target.