So Much For Reduced Volatility - Commodity Complex Slides Again
And following the overnight set of news which confirms our January assumption that the keyword of 2011 will be "stagflation" the entire commodity complex once again slides. It is unclear if the move is predicated more by fears of inflation or of economic contraction. After hitting almost $40 overnight, Silver has once again taken the daily tumble back to the sub $37 level. The catalyst today is crude, following the DOE announcement that crude inventories surged to 3,871K barrels on expectations of 1,500K, and Cushing inventory hitting 1,124K compared to 102K previously. WTI slides to sub $101, even with the latest series of margin hikes which purportedly is supposed to mitigate volatility. So much for that.
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