Confidence We’re now talking about the process for re-opening businesses across the U.S. economy. But it would be a mistake to assume that the sooner the economy is open, the sooner we’ll get back the strong economy the coronavirus left behind. Because while monetary and fiscal stimulus have preserved some consumers’ and businesses’ ability to spend, none...
Mohamed El-Erian said Monday the U.S. economy could experience a double-digit percentage contraction in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I think we may be at minus 10% to minus 14% growth for the U.S.,” he said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “I’m a little bit more worried than what...
The spectacular collapse in oil markets is showing no signs of easing, as the coronavirus crisis saps demand and producers run out of places to store all their excess barrels of crude. What's happening: US oil prices plunged, falling below $0 Monday to $-37.63 a barrel. That's the lowest level since NYMEX...
Oil prices plunged to a record low and into negative territory on Monday as uncertainty mounted about storage for excess supply. WTI crude oil futures expiring in May plunged 321%, to -$40.32 a barrel, while Brent crude slid 9.5%, to $25.41 at intrasession lows. The coronavirus pandemic has torpedoed demand for...
U.S. crude oil prices dropped by almost 300 percent to turn negative for the first time as plunging demand pushed storage facilities to their limits. May delivery for the U.S. benchmark crude, West Texas Intermediate, sank to a new low of minus $37.63 a barrel by the close of...
For decades, oil bears have made grand claims about oil prices crashing to $1. It was never really a claim that industry professionals would take seriously, with most observers viewing it either as fear-mongering or hyperbole. On Monday the 20th of April 2020, WTI front-month contracts fell to the $1...
The front-month WTI crude contract crashed by 37 percent early on Monday as the May contract expires on Tuesday and the market fears there is not much storage left in the United States amid collapsing demand in the coronavirus pandemic. At 8:54 a.m. EDT on Monday, the front-month WTI Crude price was...
The offshore drilling market is set to be one of the worst-hit in the oil price crash and demand collapse, as companies are reassessing drilling programs and canceling or halting offshore contracts, IHS Markit said in its latest Offshore Marine Monthly analysis on Monday. Demand for offshore supply vessels (OSV) is expected...