U.S. Crude Oil Production and S&P 500 Energy Sector The U.S. is now the largest world energy producer, but the industry’s share of the S&P 500 market capitalization collapsed. Image: Bloomberg
Crude Oil Reserves in Billion Barrels (Gbbl) The proven oil reserves in Venezuela are recognized as the largest in the world, but by some measures, it is the most miserable economy in the world. Image: howmuch.net
Oil and Gas – Commodity Price Forecasts BofA expects Brent crude oil prices to reach $100/bbl in September 2022. Image: BofA Global Research
Global Oil Consumption as a % of GDP and Global Recessions Chart suggesting that Brent crude prices need to exceed US$117 to push the global economy into recession. Image: Financial Times
Does Surging Oil Prices Cause Recession? Historically, a rise oil prices can cause recession because high inflation tends to lead to higher interest rates. But nowadays, oil shale production in the US limits the rise in oil prices and makes it possible to avoid a future crisis like the one in 2008.
Asset Class Returns in YTD 2019 The S&P 500 Index, US Treasury bonds, gold and crude oil are all positive this year. This situation is quite rare. It never happened before, to have them all up double digits. Image: LPL Research