Goldman: Here’s Why Oil Crashed—and Why Lower Prices Are Here to Stay – Bloomberg 02-11-15

Salient to Investors:

Sven Jari Stehn at Goldman Sachs said:

  • The massive supply shock in half2 2014 accounted for most of the oil price decline, joined by slowing demand in December and January.
  • Since the stock market is a good indicator of economic demand, when stocks move in tandem with oil prices, demand is the driver: when oil prices move in the opposite direction of stocks, supply is the driver.
  • The new equilibrium price of oil will be much lower than over the past decade as a result of the oversupplied global oil market.

Read the full article at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-11/goldman-here-s-why-oil-crashed-and-why-lower-prices-are-here-to-stay

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