CRUDE OIL: The commodity may be hesitating but it retains its broader medium term uptrend. On the downside, support resides at the 53.50 level where a break will expose the 53.00 level. A cut through here will set the stage for a run at the 52.50 level. Further down, support resides at the 52.00 level. On the upside, resistance resides at the 54.50 level. Further out, resistance comes in at the 55.00 level. A break above here will aim at the 55.50 level and then the 56.00 level followed by the 56.50 level. Its weekly RSI is bullish and pointing higher suggesting more strength in the medium term. All in all, CRUDE OIL remains biased to the upside in the medium term.