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Crude Oil was lower due to profit taking on Thursday as it consolidates some of the rally off February's low. The mid-range close sets the stage for a steady opening when Friday's trading session begins. Stochastics and the RSI remain bullish signalling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If it extends this month's rally, weekly resistance crossing is the next upside target. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing would confirm that a short-term top has been posted.