Those Fleeting Moments of Fundamentals

Oil is fighting between two opposite forces, leading to almost unfathomable volatility and also, sorry to say, tough trading. But understanding the two competing forces in the oil market is the only way to start to figure out how to play it going forward.

We know that oil has shed more than $8 dollars in less than a week after dropping more than $3 in less than four minutes on Monday afternoon. A lot of theories were advanced for the drop on Monday: a fat finger error, hedge fund liquidation, a lack of liquidity on the Jewish holiday. No matter what you believe happened, one thing is sure: such a precipitous drop is algorithmically inspired and can only happen in a financially dominated and electronically overrun and dysfunctional market....475 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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