Monday, August 23, 2010

Crude Oil Falls a Fifth Day on Concern Over U.S. Supply Gains, Slowing Recovery

Oil declined for a fifth day after analysts estimated that U.S. inventories of crude rose last week and as the dollar gained against the euro because of concern the global economy is slowing. Oil dropped to the lowest in almost seven weeks yesterday as investors sought the relative safety of the U.S. currency before economic reports that may show the recovery is faltering. U.S. crude inventories probably increased last week, according to a Bloomberg News survey.

“The price of oil dropped again, showing investor uncertainty over the future of the global economy, mainly that of the U.S.,” said Mike Sander, an investment adviser at Sander Capital Advisors in Seattle. “There just isn’t much positive in the news.” Crude for October delivery dropped as much as 56 cents, or 0.8 percent, to $72.54 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It was at $72.79 at 1:02 p.m. Singapore time. Yesterday, the contract lost 72 cents, or 1 percent, to $73.10, the lowest settlement price since July 6. Futures have fallen 8.3 percent since the start of the year.

The dollar rose to $1.2642 per euro at 1:03 p.m. in Singapore, from $1.2657 yesterday, after reaching $1.2621, the highest since July 13. A stronger U.S. currency reduces investor appetite for commodities as a hedge against inflation. Forecasts show sales of existing U.S. homes dropped 13.4 percent in July and gross domestic product growth slowed to a 1.4 percent annual pace in the second quarter, down from 2.4 percent last month.....Read the entire article.

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