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Oil Prices Could Move Higher to $45 or $60 a Barrel


With the demand for oil continuing to increase every year from 1 to 2 percent, the price is destined to rebound higher within the next couple of years. Supply has fallen due to a lack of new production with the current price suppressed. We have seen trading around $30 with prices moving around a little bit, a general trend upward over the past 3 months. This price increase has been noticed at retail gasoline stations across the country.

Some view a yearly target of $45/barrel as being reasonable with a two to three year target of $60.

There are a couple of caveats to the price discussion. Derivatives are largely responsible for the price of the commodity. So supply and demand are often obscured from the current prices by these trading instruments. And their price is more volatile than a straight commodity traded on an exchange would be. A world event could cause the price to fall or jump quickly.

Gold: Currency or Commodity?

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The best way to buy gold depends on what an investor is looking for, but there are several options that can be chosen. Gold has been used to store value for centuries, and it offers buyers a great way to realize a profit while minimizing risks. More traders are choosing to include gold in their portfolio, and they have worked to develop the best way to buy gold. Gold can be found as a currency, for example, as many coins are offered to traders, and gold bars are sometimes made from this material. Investors can also buy gold by the ounce, or they may choose to purchase stocks that follow the gold market.

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