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The IC guide to the oil market

The price of oil says a lot about the economy. This series of articles should help you understand it.
The IC guide to the oil market

Key Points:

  • Studies have shown that oil price movement can have a direct impact on the economy and the stock market
  • Oil prices can vary hugely 

 

7 reasons why you should take note of the oil price crash

The price of US oil has turned negative for the first time in history. Producers are paying buyers to take oil off their hands over fears that storage capacity could run out in May. Here are seven reasons why the oil price is crashing and why it matters to you.

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Lessons from history: a brief history of oil gluts

It may be unprecedented for oil producers to pay commodity traders to take crude off their hands, but the supply and demand dynamics which forced West Texas Intermediate (WTI) prices into negative territory are standard fayre. Events from history can therefore teach us a lot about what we might expect next from oil prices.

Mark Robinson explains how we can learn from history.

The Trader's market outlook

Are oil markets telling us how bad things are right now, while equity markets tell us how good or bad investors hope/fear things will be next year?

Neil Wilson examines the situation in his daily trader columns.

 

21 April: Oil tumbles again, US futures weak

22 April: Europe firms as Brent follows WTI's lead lower 

 

How does the oil supply glut impact London's listed companies?

London oil and gas companies felt the impact of the price drop, even if not many are directly affected by the negative pricing. Mark Robinson and Alex Hamer examine the price fall and its impact on listed companies in this article.