WHICH IS MORE PRECIOUS – METAL GOLD OR LIQUID GOLD (OIL)?
Everything depends on oil, it heats our homes, runs our cars and machinery, and produces our electricity which in turn runs our computers, the internet, entertainment, lights and fuel. Gold is important but cannot compared with Oil. Thus Oil stands more important not just important. In the modern economy, OIL is just important, if not more important, than GOLD. An argument could be made that our currency should actually be based on oil rather than gold. The only problem is portability… who wants to carry a barrel of oil to the grocery store?
Oil as a measure of inflation:
Oil might also serve as a measure of inflation, Let us compare Oil vs Gold Theoretically, since both are commodities, if it were truly democratic, inflation would raise all prices equally. Thus the ratio of the price of gold to the price of oil would remain constant. So then, as the value of the dollar depreciated (due to an increased supply of dollars) the price of both gold and oil would increase in tandem. This however has not happened. Both oil and gold are subject to external forces that have affected their price. So at times each has been overpriced compared to the other.
The Great Oil Crash of 2018: What’s really happened ?
The meltdown in the oil market has caught almost everyone off guard.
In the span of mere weeks, crude prices went from a four-year high to a full-blown bear market. The oil crash — crude is down more than 30% from its recent peak — was triggered by a series of factors that combined to spook traders who once saw $100 oil on the horizon.
“The sheer scale of the move is triggering unpleasant memories of 2014 and 2015,” said Michael Tran, director of global energy strategy at RBC Capital Markets, alluding to the last oil downturn.
President Donald Trump celebrated the oil crash.
“Oil prices getting lower, great! Like a big Tax Cut for America and the World. Enjoy!” Trump tweeted Last November . “Thank you to Saudi Arabia, but let’s go lower!”
Saudi Arabia deserves some of the “credit” — but certainly not all of it.
Earlier this year, the Trump administration vowed to zero out Iranian oil exports. That tough stance on Iran sanctions lifted prices dramatically.
Under pressure from Trump, Saudi Arabia ramped up production to an all-time high. That’s critical because Saudi Arabia is like the central bank of oil. It’s the world’s largest exporter and the only country with the ability to significantly ramp up output. Russia and the United States also accelerated production.
But the Trump administration shocked the oil market earlier this month by taking a softer approach on Iran. Temporary waivers were granted, allowing India, China and other countries to keep buying crude from Iran.
The Iran headfake left the oil market suddenly facing a potential supply glut. OPEC is now under pressure to significantly cut output at next month’s meeting in Vienna to help put a floor beneath the market.
But this oil downturn isn’t solely about excess supply. The slowdown in global economic growth appears to already be denting demand.
Appetite for oil in the United States has been “very robust,” but the IEA recently warned of “relatively weak” demand in Europe and developed Asian countries. And the IEA flagged a “slowdown” in demand in India, Brazil and Argentina caused by high prices, weak currencies and deteriorating economic activity.
Last month the International Monetary Fund downgraded its 2019 GDP estimates for both China and the United States because of the trade war. Global GDP is expected to slow from 2.9% in 2018 to 2.5% next year. That’s never good news for oil, which powers the economy.
Gasoline keeps getting cheaper
Oil consumption nation given pre-Thanksgiving Day oil crash made traveling cheaper for millions of Americans as well as others. That could provide an extra boost to the economy this holiday shopping season.
Of course, the sharp decline in oil also clouds the outlook for America’s oil industry. The last downturn in energy sparked dozens of bankruptcies and wiped out hundreds of thousands of America’s oil jobs in states like Texas, North Dakota and Oklahoma.
“Retail gasoline prices have come off significantly. What more does Trump want?” said RBC’s Tran. “At some point you start to hurt your own domestic producers. And a significant portion of the oil and gas industry is his base support.”
American shale oil boom
Although Trump praised Saudi Arabia, his tweet omitted the central role played by America in the oil plunge. Lifted by the shale oil boom, the United States recently overtook Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest oil producer for the first time since 1973.
The International Energy Agency predicts US output will have soared by more than 2 million barrels per day in 2018. It’s expected to climb further next year. No other country has ramped up production to that degree.
The fear among oil traders is that the world may not need all that American shale coming to market. That’s what helped cause the last oil crash. US inventory levels have increased nine straight weeks, according to numbers released on NOVEMBER-2018
Gold vs Oil Conclusion
” Gold is important however Crude Oil more important than GOLD, Without Gold we can survive but think about Oil ?” As few main crash in oil industry affected badly because of over production, Terrorist wars, economic crisis on oil countries and OPEC rules not yet given clear picture these leads to oil market not been stabilized , however crude oil production came into control by U.S government taken many strict action thus Oil will have steady demand.” Steady demand in the meaning of stable market position with consumption of fuel based on the volume and oil production market will retain its market.