Thursday , 19 September 2019


Oil & Gas

True or False: Rising Oil Prices Are Bearish For Stocks (+2K Views)

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? (+2K Views)

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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What’s “Fracking”? Here’s a Definition and 5 Things You Ought to Know About the Process

Fracking has had profound effects on the energy industry, so far mostly in the U.S., where it has created oil and gas booms in non-traditional places, moved the country closer to energy independence, and resulted in a huge reduction in the cost of energy, particularly natural gas. What is fracking? It's a technique used to extract oil and gas from previously inaccessible underground shale (rock) formations. Here are 5 more things about fracking.

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