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Why So Much Volatility In Oil Prices? Blame The Speculators

Much of the gain was related to speculative movements & decisions of oil traders moving barrels of oil on paper. Speculators had taken a near-record level of short positions on oil, predicting oil prices would continue to fall. They did fall, for about 2 months. However, with such a large preponderance of short positions, the timing was right for a correction.

Oil Markets Could Be In For A Shock From China Soon

The oil market dynamics are complex and fluid. US shale supply is hugely important for oil prices, but one of the more underreported factors influencing the price of oil is the pace of demand growth coming from China. Any insight into this factor can provide clarity on the trajectory of oil prices.

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