New manufacturers orders, vehicle sales, unemployment claims, rents, oil prices
on April 7, 2022 in Economic Releases, Employment, Inflation, Oil, Retail Sales No Comments
This component is going nowhere:
Still trying to catch up from the oil capex collapse of 2016 and covid collapse:
This is an all time low as people scramble to get extra jobs to deal with higher prices,
like paying rent, for example:
Oil prices taking a breather with the announcements of releases from strategic petroleum reserves.
Price direction, however, is instead set by Saudi OSP premiums to benchmarks which were just raised for the 3rd month and this time to record highs.
This puts a relentless upward bias to prices until Saudi pricing changes, and will propel what’s call inflation as well. And the higher prices can also trigger a sharp recession: