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Why We Could See An Oil Price Shock In 2016

Crude oil storage levels have once again increased. The Rystad Energy figures show that the supply-demand balance could quickly swing back in the other direction as upstream investment has screeched to a halt. The oil markets have always suffered from booms and busts, and this is just more of the same. The current bust is sowing the seeds of the next boom.

Oil - The Black Gold Loses Glitter

If oil stays low, it may turn out that entire U.S. oil boom was just one of many Federal Reserve inflated bubbles. If it pops, the job losses & debt defaults that would ensue could have a far greater impact on the economy & the credit markets than ever before. Ultimately then, QE 4 may need to be much larger than QE1, 2 & 3 combined!

Cheap Oil A Boon For The Economy? Think Again

Tumbling oil prices are a bonanza for global stock markets, provided the chief cause is a surge in crude supply rather than a collapse in economic demand. Roughly one third of the current oil slump is a shortfall in expected demand, caused by China’s industrial slowdown and Europe’s austerity trap.

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