Crude Decline on Negative U.S Economic Data

Crude Decline on Negative U.S Economic Data

Crude Oil futures prices settled at a 6-week low Thursday, hurt by disappointing U.S. economic data which was released Thursday as well as the highest inventories in nearly 27 years. U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits rose by 12,000 in the week ended Aug. 14. Economists had forecast a drop of 4,000. Claims totaled 500,000 […] [...more]

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Crude Oil Tumbles on Dismal Data

Crude Oil Tumbles on Dismal Data

A significant drop in equity markets sent crude oil tumbling on Thursday. The commodity fell $0.99, or 1.31%. Markets are now intensely focused on the U.S. economy and the likelihood of a double dip recession. Economic readings only bolstered the bears’ case, as jobless claims surpassed 500,000 for the first time since November 2009 and […] [...more]

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