March crude oil traded higher during the overnight and early morning hours, supported by concerns that the Egyptian President would remain involved in the country's government. Some traders indicated that the growing disappointment from protestors that wanted President Mubarak completely removed inspired greater unrest, which in turn provided a degree of support for crude oil prices. Egyptian unrest has fostered a cautious outside market tone, pushing world equity markets lower and sparking an upside breakout in the US Dollar to its highest level since January 21. The threat of increasing Egyptian unrest spreading to other countries in the region remains high, as does a potential disruption of crude supplies. Technicians noted that March crude oil pricing has remained inside of a $2.00 range for most of the week, with support at $86.00 and resistance above at $88.00.