Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Crude Oil Rises a Fourth Day After Fed Move Weakens Dollar
“The Fed is pumping money into the economy and the money doesn’t have that many places to go, interest rates are almost zero,” said John Vautrain, senior vice president at U.S. energy consultants Purvin & Gertz Inc. in Singapore. “That’s pumping up the value of commodities.” Crude for December delivery rose as much as 60 cents, or 0.7 percent, to $85.29 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It was at $85.28 at 10:46 a.m. Singapore time. Yesterday, the contract reached $85.36, the highest intraday price since May 4. Prices are in the longest rally since a four day run through Sept. 27. Futures have gained 7.5 percent this year.
The dollar yesterday touched $1.4179 against the 16 nation euro, the lowest since Jan. 26, and was at $1.4132 today. A decline in the U.S. currency bolsters the investment appeal of commodities as a hedge against inflation......Read the entire article.
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