Spot price and future price for Brent and WTI markers: Behavior and determinants (1998-2008)
AbstractThe dynamics of oil prices in the past few years and their vertiginous rise observed during 2008 have captured the attention of academia and governments. This paper proposes an analysis of the petroleum market, making emphasis in the crude benchmarks WTI and Brent, the world reserves distribution, production levels, and the comprehension of the ratio and the mechanisms of the term or future contracts. The attempt at proposing a thorough research needs two types of analysis: fundamental and financial technical. It was found that the causes of the oil price increases are multiple and, among them, the speculative component has probably been the most incisive.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (IIES). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales. Universidad de Los Andes. Mérida, Venezuela in its journal Economía.
Volume (Year): 35 (2010)
Issue (Month): 29 (January-june)
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Sweet light crude future; Brent Blend; OPEC.;
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- G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing
- G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
- D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
- D52 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Incomplete Markets
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- Robert S. Pindyck, 2001. "The Dynamics of Commodity Spot and Futures Markets: A Primer," The Energy Journal, International Association for Energy Economics, vol. 0(Number 3), pages 1-30.
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