Tuesday , 21 February 2017


Oil & Gas

Crude Oil Trading: Where It All Began & Future Predictions

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Today's infographic serves as the perfect primer for all the questions about oil that you had, yet were afraid to ask. It also illustrates the impact that unexpected geopolitical events can have on the oil price – and how this volatility can be contagious to other global markets.

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True or False: Rising Oil Prices Are Bearish For Stocks

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A sensible story of causation regarding oil prices and stock prices made by countless economists is that "rising oil prices increase the cost of energy and therefore reduce corporate profits and consumers' spending power, thus putting drags on stock prices and the economy." Stunningly, as far as I can determine, however, no evidence supports that claim, as the discussion below will show.

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Is Gold Too Pricey – OR – Is Oil Is Too Cheap?

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There's a relationship between gold and oil that's worth understanding because each, being valued in U.S. dollars, putatively serves as a measure of inflation and, since both commodities have a common denominator, it's easy to price one against the other. Ergo, the gold/oil ratio i.e. the price of gold expressed in barrels of crude, and the current gold/oil ratio begs the question: "Is gold getting pricey or is oil too cheap?

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