So for oil, remember you can't fight the Fed or even the ECB and you can't outlast the guys who can print the cash. But really from a technical standpoint, the oil market was probably ready to bottom anyway.
OPEC is showing more concern about the rapid drop in oil prices. While a call from the hawks for a meeting is not unusual, it seems that OPEC special meeting or not will more than likely reign in production unless prices rebound dramatically.
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For the next month or so most risk asset markets are likely to be driven by the more normal price drivers, which include the state of the European debt situation, global economic growth and the evolving geopolitical situation in the Middle East.
Oil quickly is coming to the reality that QE3 in the US, more QE in the UK and Japan as well as the ECB bond buying program are not likely to result in a major growth spurt in any of the aforementioned economies.
The stock and gold markets generally rallied owing to the stimulus actions of global central banks, the expectations of a European centralized banking supervisory body and the ECB announcement of bond-purchase programs.