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June 14, 2010

A Surge In Oil Prices Will Be An Obstacle On The US Recovery

Once the euro finally stabilizes against the dollar, I expect commodity prices to resume their rise, especially oil. Normally, the uncertainty created by the disastrous oil spill in the gulf, and the resulting moratorium on deep-water drilling, would have sent crude oil prices skyrocketing. However, fears of a global slowdown, euro weakness, and general risk aversion have held prices in check. As Asia continues its growth and Europe regains its footing, I expect a delayed surge in oil prices, which will put yet another obstacle on the road to US recovery.

ETF`s on Oil: United States Oil Fund LP (ETF) (Public, NYSE:USO), iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return (Public, NYSE:OIL), ProShares UltraShort DJ-UBS Crude Oi ETF (Public, NYSE:SCO)

Peter Schiff`s comments on the economy, stock markets, politics and gold. Schiff is the renowned writer of the bestseller Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse.
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