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When oil prices jump, is speculation to blame?

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  • Brett W. Fawley
  • Luciana Juvenal
  • Ivan Petrella

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Whenever the price at the pump climbs week after week, people start pointing fingers at investment banks, hedge funds and other speculators. This article quantifies the role that speculation played in the rise of oil prices during the past decade.

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  • Brett W. Fawley & Luciana Juvenal & Ivan Petrella, 2012. "When oil prices jump, is speculation to blame?," The Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Apr.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlre:y:2012:i:apr:x:2
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    1. Luciana Juvenal & Ivan Petrella, 2015. "Speculation in the Oil Market," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 30(4), pages 621-649, June.
    2. Tarek Chebbi & Abdelkader Derbali, 2015. "The dynamic correlation between energy commodities and Islamic stock market: analysis and forecasting," International Journal of Trade and Global Markets, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 8(2), pages 112-126.

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