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At one point gross domestic product (GDP) and oil demand moved in tandem but after the recession both readings have diverged. Do you think that GDP and Oil Consumption will move in tandem again and what does that mean for the American economy?
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Equities Decouple from Oil
12/19/2014 - The 419-point move for the Dow +2.4% is the biggest since November 30, 2011. A lot was short covering, but those covering were not mom and pop investors…but sometimes, smart money throws in the towel.

Yesterday, the biggest news was not headline news and most market-watchers were not paying attention either. The decoupling of equities from oil is huge; even after a rebound attempt in oil failed and crude tumbled, stocks kept moving higher.

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