Thursday, September 20, 2012


Crude oil's biggest drop in two month's this week signals investors are deeply skeptical about whether recent stimulus efforts by global central banks - including last week's announcement by the U.S. Federal Reserve of a third round of quantitative easing - will have a meaningful impact on restoring growth, analysts and traders told CNBC.

The positive effect of the Fed's much-awaited stimulus announced last week wore off more quickly than many thought in the oil markets, which are considered a leading indicator of future economic activity.
"The oil market is telling us there is not much faith in another round of QE," said John Licata, Chief Energy Strategist for Blue Phoenix Inc., an independent energy research and consulting company.

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