Oil prices have been trading commensurate with the stock market as a call on economic growth in the U.S. economy. Clark says that higher oil prices reflect a better economic outlook, as speculators bet on better gross domestic product (GDP) growth.
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New York, NY (PRWEB) April 12, 2012
Mitchell Clark, contributor to Profit Confidential, says that, while the near-term trading action in the stock market and commodities is mostly positive, he believes that the next recession might caused by higher oil prices.
“It’s the perfect catalyst for next year’s slowdown,” says Clark.
Clark notes that oil prices have been trading commensurate with the stock market as a call on economic growth in the U.S. economy. He says that higher oil prices reflect a better economic outlook, as speculators bet on better gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the U.S. market.
“But, higher oil prices also mean higher gasoline prices,” says Clark. “This is inflationary and cuts into consumers’ incomes.”
In his recent Profit Confidential article, The Stock Market & Oil Prices: A Dangerous Duo, Clark outlines his theory.
“It really is the perfect environment for higher oil prices, which is both good and bad for the U.S. economy,” says Clark.
Clark believes there is a slight premium in oil prices today related to tensions with Iran, but he thinks it’s relatively small at $5.00 a barrel.
“Four dollars for a gallon of gas seems like the new norm and gasoline prices could go higher yet throughout the summer,” says Clark.
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