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Current oil and commodity prices — U/D, WTI May future, hits MINUS $37 per bbl!


As my personal blog tracker reports:

Let me add, a 1-year look:

This of course reflects the impact of economic slowdown due to lockdown, but it also implies room for considerable stimulus. END

PS: A look at going into depression:

A strongly shocked economy can tumble well within the PPF, sticking there for years, as in the 1930’s. A long enough pandemic lockdown could send it there. However, I doubt it, though a recession is likely.

Heck we have negative interest rates worldwide why not negative crude LOL Vivid vividbleau
U/D: WTI May future hits MINUS $37, and I add a PPF macro framework to aid discussion. kairosfocus
Folks, this would normally reflect a depression, but I rather doubt it unless there is a HUGE wave of bankruptcies, not just Niemann Marcus etc. KF kairosfocus
Oh, real fun, https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/20/stock-market-today-live.html >>. . . 3:03 pm: US oil contract expiring Tuesday settles in negative territory West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery fell more than 100% to settle at negative $37.63 per barrel, meaning producers would pay traders to take the oil off their hands. —Stevens 3:00 pm: Final hour of trading: Dow falls more than 500 points after historic oil plunge With roughly one hour left in the trading session, the major averages fell on the back of a historic decline. The Dow traded down more than 500 points, or 2.2%, while the S&P 500 slid 1.6%. The Nasdaq Composite traded more than 0.5% lower. West Texas Intermediate futures for May, which expire Tuesday, traded below zero for the first time ever as the deterioration demand outlook pressured prices across the futures curve. —Imbert>> --> Storage is threatening to run out. KF kairosfocus
Spot on WTI just hit $0.33. Yes, 33 cents. That is, of course, far below the cost of production and represents a negative gross profit for the producers. As said, they are effectively paying buyers to take it off their hands. Barry Arrington
DS, I don't monitor it but it's a heavy crude. If it really went much below US$ 4.80 I'd like to see. KF kairosfocus
WTI crude is down 90% for year, the May contract is down 36% today! Vivid vividbleau
KF, Have you checked the price on Western Canadian Select lately? Edit: Supposedly the price had gone negative for a while. daveS
Current oil and commodity prices -- oil at US$ 28.08 for Brent, WTI at $ 18.27. As the world is on the oil standard, that's significant. kairosfocus

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