The day after crude oil prices rose almost 5% the dogma of the dollar versus oil inverse relationship has come to a screeching halt ahead of the most exciting FOMC meetings in a decade. As the Fed moves closer to raising interest rates and getting closer to a normalization of interest rate policy the correlation between the dollar and oil is breaking down.
While crude oil trader's talk about the current oil glut, oil and gas demand continues to surprise to the upside. The latest surprise comes from the latest International Energy Agency reports, which once again says that the agency is being caught by surprise by stronger than expected demand.
Capitalizing on the panicked sell-off in junior oil and gas stocks may prove to be a smart move now as oil prices have recovered some 50 percent since crashing to $42/barrel WTIC in March, whereas many juniors still trade at relatively low levels.
Are you ready for the next Cold War? Casey Research energy strategist Marin Katusa cautions that Russia and China have forged an alliance with the goal of world supremacy through control of the energy market, and Vladimir Putin is winning