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A deeper look at oil prices after a US presidential election

  • Monday, November 7, 2016
  • Posted By Meagan Wildfong

barrel11716As reported November 7, 2016 in The Barrel blog by Joe Innace & Geoffrey Craig, Contributors, S&P Global Platts.

 

Election day in the United States is tomorrow, and we’re taking a closer look at how oil prices change right after a new American president is chosen.

On Friday, we shared some patterns that emerged when we plotted a series of graphs showing the benchmark spot price of oil (dated Brent) for the 1992-2012 presidential elections. After seeing more details, we want to know what you think: How could oil prices move over the next 90 days or so?

This is part of a three-part series on The Barrel examining commodity price shifts around a US election, and on Tuesday we’ll look at more commodities, including gold and grains, with an analysis from Jodie Gunzberg, head of commodities and real assets at S&P Dow Jones Indices.

 

To continue reading the full story, follow this link to Platts The Barrel.

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