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Friday, May 30, 2008

Oil is in a free fall ?

It feels like oil is in a free fall, after prices dropped to 126 dollars per barrel in late New York trading. Most traders are selling the black gold, after a slow down in demand was seen from the US consumer over Memorial weekend. It seems like the 4+ dollars per gallon has consumers saying no more. We are expecting oil to fall below 125 by the end of Friday.

The FTSE is currently indicating a slightly higher open, mostly on the strength of the Japanese markets. We are expecting a low volume trading day, as most of the important economic announcements were already released this week. The only thing of note is at 12.30 GMT when US releases its Personal Consumption numbers. There is risk that they will come in lighter then expected, this will result in a sell off on the US equity side.