Oil Surges 10%, Gold 1% and Silver 2% After Saudi Oil Attacks

◆ Oil surged over 15% after the attacks on the Saudi oil facilities; oil prices are now 10% higher with gold 1% higher and silver over 2% higher

◆ U.S. stock index futures dropped as oil prices surged the most on record; Brent crude soared as much as 19.5% and West Texas Intermediate added 15.5% after a drone strike on a Saudi Arabian oil facility increased already very high geopolitical risks in the “tinder box” Middle East

◆ S&P 500 Index futures were down 0.5% and in Europe, the Stoxx 600 Index dropped 0.5%, led lower by cyclical financial stocks

◆ Fear of an oil price shock is growing and every US and global recession in the past 50 years has been preceded by a spike in oil prices

NEWS and COMMENTARY

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Gold Prices (LBMA – USD, GBP & EUR – AM/ PM Fix)

13-Sep-19 1506.30 1503.10, 1209.41 1208.19 & 1356.88 1358.35
12-Sep-19 1502.95 1515.20, 1219.94 1227.46 & 1362.88 1373.53
11-Sep-19 1493.65 1490.65, 1208.21 1209.07 & 1354.74 1355.90
10-Sep-19 1494.60 1498.25, 1211.52 1211.34 & 1353.51 1357.11
09-Sep-19 1509.95 1509.20, 1223.81 1220.34 & 1368.62 1364.92
06-Sep-19 1504.95 1523.70, 1223.52 1237.09 & 1363.94 1378.49
05-Sep-19 1542.60 1529.10, 1257.06 1238.72 & 1397.44 1380.78
04-Sep-19 1538.80 1546.10, 1265.05 1269.97 & 1397.69 1403.86
03-Sep-19 1532.45 1537.85, 1278.06 1277.80 & 1400.35 1403.44


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