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Oil and the Dollar and the Chicken and the Egg

Luke Tilley |
Wilmington Wire

July 22, 2016—Even the most casual observer could look at a chart of the U.S. Dollar (USD) and oil prices and quickly recognize that they appear to move in opposite directions fairly consistently. That inverse relationship is widely recognized yet little understood. Additionally, the strong relationship is a relatively recent phenomenon, becoming strong only after the year 2000.