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Crude Oil closed higher due to short covering on Monday as it consolidates some of this month's decline. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Tuesday. Stochastics and the RSI remain bearish signalling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If it extends this month's decline, August's low crossing is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing would temper the near-term bearish outlook.