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The US Dollar VS WTI Crude Oil

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Aug 11, 2017

Energy news new englandThe report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlights some of the factors driving heating oil prices for New Englanders through August 2017.

The US Dollar - WTI Correlation

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) is a grade of crude oil used as a benchmark in oil pricing. There is often a strong negative correlation between the value of the US dollar and oil prices, as oil prices are dollar - denominated. The strength of this correlation can vary over time, however, due to other factors and perhaps market imperfections. The correlation was largely positive (the opposite of the norm) for the first six months of 2017, but has been negative again since late June.

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energy report for august 2017

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