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#292345 - 08/08/08 06:04 PM oil prices
ubbit Offline
bywarren, have you been following oil prices? They will increase again when all the talk about alternative sources fades. Seen this show too many times.

#292346 - 08/08/08 06:28 PM Re: oil prices [Re: ubbit]
Ernie B Offline
ubbit. Im not bywarren but I do know a little about the commodity markets. Oil is down for the following reasons; (1) consumption is down (2) The Dollar is up against the Euro, Pound and Yen.

Gold and silver are down to a two month low, because the $ is up.

The question is, how far are the Central Banks going to go in manipulating the prices of commodities. Our Fed is just as involved as the other Central Banks.
Gun Control is Hitting Your Target.

#292347 - 08/08/08 06:31 PM Re: oil prices [Re: Ernie B]
bywarren Offline
My monthly royalty checks keep me appraised of the price of oil. Thanks for asking.

#292348 - 08/08/08 06:37 PM Re: oil prices [Re: bywarren]
Otteralum Offline
Oil will keep dropping -- there will be periodic ups and downs, but it'll be back under $100 very soon.
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#292349 - 08/08/08 06:41 PM Re: oil prices [Re: Otteralum]
Ernie B Offline
Gun Control is Hitting Your Target.

#292705 - 08/11/08 06:22 AM Re: oil prices [Re: Ernie B]
Danny2 Offline
And how do you think it will do today after Russia took over Georgia and is stopping the shipment of oil from that region?

#292706 - 08/11/08 06:49 AM Re: oil prices [Re: Danny2]
Ernie B Offline
Danny, I don't know who your question is directed to, but oil is up $1.00 to $115 this morning which should also affect the gold prices. As a matter of fact, I just looked at the London opening and it is up $4.00 to$863. The COMEX also has followed at $862. This should be an interesting day.
Gun Control is Hitting Your Target.

#292731 - 08/11/08 01:27 PM Re: oil prices [Re: Ernie B]
Spyder Offline
Better check your oil prices again!!

#292732 - 08/11/08 01:30 PM Re: oil prices [Re: Spyder]
Ernie B Offline
I get a running quote, i know what they are. Thanks
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#292736 - 08/11/08 01:50 PM Re: oil prices [Re: ubbit]
ChrisW Offline
The dollar is up and oil is down for one reason only and that is because the US has been intervening in the currency markets. The US has been selling Euros and buying dollars using the Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF). IMHO this is a desperation move to try and stem the bleeding dollar. Fundamentally it changes nothing, but so far it is having the desired effect.


All credit for the below graph made from the above Treasury Department data goes to Bart13 over at www.siliconinvester.com That big drop in the blue line is Euros being spent to buy dollars.

Edited by ChrisW (08/11/08 01:51 PM)

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