The Cost of a Barrel of Oil in Real U.S. Dollar Terms

The Cost of a Barrel of Oil in Real U.S. Dollar Terms This chart puts into perspective the real price of oil in U.S. dollar terms since 1870. U.S. oil prices turned negative for the first time in history. Image: Deutsche Bank

WTI Crude Oil Plunges Below Zero

WTI Crude Oil Plunges Below Zero This chart shows the price of WTI crude oil below zero for the first time in history. Image: Financial Times

Brent 5-Year Futures Price

Brent 5-Year Futures Price This chart shows that long-dated oil prices stayed relatively flat after attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Major Oil Supply Disruptions

Major Oil Supply Disruptions As a reminder, disruptions in the oil market have always led to higher oil prices. Image: BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research

Brent Price vs. 10-Year Treasury Bond Yield vs. S&P 500

Brent Price vs. 10-Year Treasury Bond Yield vs. S&P 500 This chart shows that oil prices are a good indicator of global economic growth and investors are concerned about a global economic slowdown. Image: Pictet Wealth Management

Energy Sector vs. Fed Funds Rate

Energy Sector vs. Fed Funds Rate Should investors expect oil prices to fall when the Fed hikes rates? Image: Real Investment Advice