Crude oil prices fell below $40 a barrel signaling that not all is well with the global economy. In a global equity market rout, fear trading has taken hold as traders run to the safe haven of bonds and run from just about everything else.
Another 6.2% drop in the Shanghai composite helped drive oil and industrial metals to a six-year low, and only seemed to slow after China pumped 120 billion yuan worth of seven-day reverse repurchase agreements, or reverse repos, which are a short-term loans to commercial lenders in the money market.
Everybody's working on the weekend, everybody in finance, maybe Greece goes off the deep end. Will the EU give Greece a second chance? They are far apart, they better start from the start. If Greece wants in the show. They better let it go!
Crude oil prices are fighting exceptional strength in the dollar as fears about a Greece default rise, and a hotter than expected core CPI number that seems to be taking precedent over falling U.S. rig counts that fell for a historic 24 weeks in a row.
Oil rises as Ramadi falls as this markets price action continues to defy the calls for an oil price crash. ISIS forced Iraqi security forces to flee the largest province in Iraq despite help from U.S. air support.
Retail gasoline prices have hit their high for the year, but the news is not all bad. Despite the fact that AAA says prices have risen 17 cents a gallon, hitting $265 per gallon, prices are a lot lower than a year ago--and taking into consideration the fact that crude oil prices have soared, it could have been a lot worse.