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Oil, as evidenced by West Texas Intermediate (WTI), has been trading in range from about $40 to $50 per barrel for two years. Yet most investors, economists and pundits continue to predict a rebound in energy prices.
Despite low oil, there have been consistently huge flows into energy-based ETFs. Indeed, so far this year Commodity Energy ETFs have received new money equal to 5% of assets – despite the fact that Commodity Energy ETF prices are down 22%. In other words, even though investors have consistently been losing money, they keep on believing in higher oil prices. Read more from Charles Biderman.
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