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Making Sense Of The Weakness In Oil Prices

Saudi Arabia was instrumental in exacerbating the oil slump at the end of last year, when it decided at November’s OPEC meeting not to cut production to support the oil prices. The rationale was that shale producers needed a high price to stay in business. Let the oil prices fall and they’ll go bankrupt – along with those who financed them. It hasn’t really worked. Why?

Oil Slump Says ‘No’ to Recovery Story - Eric Sprott Was Right

Cheaper oil prices don’t just come ‘out of the blue.’ Other commodities used for raw materials, construction & economic growth, have been languishing too. Real median incomes remain stagnant since the Great Recession. These are all signs that the recovery we are seeing is mainly asset inflation brought on by cheap debt, not economic growth.

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