Quarterly Market Insights: Fourth Quarter, 2018

By Portfolio Management Team, MB Financial Bank

Crude oil prices: Down the well

The attention of investors was squarely focused on the steep declines in U.S. stocks from late September through year end. Yet one of the most unexpected stories of the fourth quarter was the nearly 40% plunge suffered by global crude oil prices in the final three months of 2018.

This issue of Quarterly Market Insights reviews the factors that can reasonably be attributed to the bear market in oil, plus what this may mean for oil in the first half of 2019. 
 
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